Wielding Our Forks For Good

Reposted from Dr. Bronner’s Blog

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Forks for Good: I chose to adopt a vegan diet over 20 years ago, at a time in my life when I was radically reevaluating my patterns of thought and behavior, much of which was unconscious habit inherited from family and culture. I realized then that when I am in a grocery store or eating out, my ability to choose what I eat is a metaphorical knife I wield: I can use it to either slit an animal’s throat or just cut vegetables.…

Future of Food: The Climate Connection

Authentic brands taking collective action in the fight against climate change

THURSDAY, September 21, 2017
6:00pm Doors & Reception // 7:00pm Program

“No industry has a bigger impact on climate change than agriculture and food, both as a source of the problem and as a solution.” – Paul Hawken

Future of Food, an ongoing series brought to you by OSC2, showcases inspiring conversations with visionary leaders of the modern food movement.

Nutrition Business Journal honors industry leaders

The Nutrition Business Journal Business Achievement Awards celebration capped NBJ Summit 2017.

The honorees are …

Nutrition Business Journal | Jul 24, 2017

 

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NBJ editors and Business Achievement Award recipients, NBJ Summit 2017

Last week, some of the most powerful and passionate figures in the nutrition industry gathered at NBJSummit to share ideas and ideals. Many of those ideals are embodied in the recipients of this year’s NBJBusiness Achievement Awards, presented and accepted at the event.

Climate Day inspires at Expo West

Climate Collaborative Commitments
Photo: Brian Beasley

With education, inspiration, action (and hundreds of attendees) a tradition was born.

Bill Giebler | Mar 31, 2017

At Natural Products Expo East 2016, Climate Collaborative founders Lara Jackle Dickinson of OSC2 and Katherine DiMatteo of the Sustainable Food Trade Association presented their concept in a panel discussion (along with three supporting brands). The 75-minute session filled most of the 80 seats in the far hallway of the Baltimore convention center as the panel shared their idea: to feed the craving for coordinated industry action to address global warming.

OSC2 wins 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award!

Dear OSC² Community,

I am excited to share that OSC² was awarded the Nutritional Business Journal’s 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award! You can find the article on Page 13 of NBJ.

The NBJ editorial team states, “OSC² might be the best example of urgency-meets-action in this year’s selection of NBJ Awards. A good example of community, too.”  They give a nice shout out to the OSC2 network regarding its leadership in packaging, climate, and our new Rising Star chapter.…

It’s time to lead on climate issues!

The natural products industry can leverage its power to reverse climate change.

Lara Dickinson, Co-founder OSC2 and the Climate Collaborative

Feb 13, 2017  This article is a reprint with permission from New Hope Network (hyperlink to NewHope.com)

Climate change is here. We’re already feeling its effects, whether it’s an extended drought, three “hundred year” storms in the span of five years, a maple sugaring season that starts in early January, rising sea levels, or an unprecedentedly vicious hurricane season.…

Climate Day at Expo West (March 8)

climatedayRegister today for Climate Day at Expo West!

Concerned about climate change but not sure what your company can do? Come to the Inaugural Climate Day at Expo West to get the tools, information and inspiration you need to help your company take meaningful action to reverse climate change.

Join industry leaders from UNFI, National Co+op Grocers, INFRA, Annie’s, Stonyfield, Guayaki, White Wave, Dr.…

OSC2 digs deep into regenerative agriculture

img_6019The food industry’s response to climate change as a whole has not matched the scale of the problem, but some natural product companies are leading the way. Here’s how three are investing in regenerative agriculture.

Lara Dickinson | Nov 18, 2016

This November, on a warm evening in downtown San Francisco, OSC2 gathered industry leaders to dig deeper into the regenerative agriculture movement.…

Regenerative Agriculture panel, For the Love of Dirt, digs deep!

by Michael Anzalone

img_5983Live @ Hanson Bridgett

Thank you to all who made it out on November 3 for our latest community event, For the Love of Dirt, which focused on the power of regenerative agriculture. The message was clear. The time for us all to act is now, and the solution is literally under our feet! Thank you to our panelists for sharing their insights:

John Roulac, CEO of Nutiva – the First-Mover, who helped first introduce the idea of regenerative agriculture to many of us within the industry
David Bronner, CEO of Dr.

Cowbells are Ringing at Esca Bona

A marquis event we can take further

By Lara Dickinson, Co-Founder OSC2
I set out for Austin, TX on Monday to participate in Esca Bona again, the second annual event. New Hope asked me to speak on the Climate Collaborative – the newest OSC2 collaborative.

Esca Bona is a small show- 278 people and capped.  It is more of an industry rally designed to capture the early spirit of Expo West when it was small, fun and cohesive because natural foods was a new and renegade industry.   …