Announcements

How to connect with your audience on climate change (and everything else)

These are the crucial components of an effective message, as told by the director of the Center for Climate Change Communications at George Mason University.

Lara Dickinson | Sep 29, 2017

This year’s Natural Products Expo East 2017 had a new—and vital—session on how to change behavior through effective communications. For the first time, New Hope Network brought together 70-plus key bloggers, writers and other influencers in the natural products industry for a daylong Influencer Summit.

Join us for our next Future of Food program on Nov 8!

Future of Food: unWasted –  WEDNESDAY, NOV 08, 2017

Authentic brands taking collective action in the fight against climate change

Join us for an inspiring conversation with visionary leaders from the modern food movement, as they share the evolution of their climate beneficial businesses. We’ll hear personal stories of struggle and perseverance around utilizing non-petroleum based packaging alternatives that are biodegradable or highly recyclable, and reducing food waste by addressing upstream and downstream by-product utilization.…

THE NEWEST #EXPOEAST TREND: CLIMATE ACTION

Recap of Expo East 2017

From breakfast briefings to happy hours, the enthusiasm for climate action was palpable at last week’s Expo East. In the midst of the bustling trade show floor, we witnessed a passionate, fast-growing community of natural products manufacturers, retailers, distributors and brokers coming together to act on climate.

I love Expo East.

 Special OSC2 Packaging Collaborative Webinar on Oct 3!

 

WEBINAR:  WHERE DOES OUR PACKAGING GO?!
Compost, recycling and landfill with waste managers and their on-the-ground experience
OCTOBER 03, 2017 //  10:00 am – 11:30 am pacific

Join us for an engaging webinar, which will highlight current composting infrastructure and how it poses barriers and opportunities for environmentally friendly packaging.  This panel will spotlight some of the significant limitations to recovery of compostable packaging today, from lack of residential access to composters not wanting packaging, but also establish some of the criteria for overcoming these hurdles. …

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.…