Scaling with Authenticity: How Sustainable Food Brands Drive Growth + Impact

Join OSC² and SOCAP 365 for an inspiring evening at the David Brower Center on May 10!

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Featuring:
Ahmed Rahim – Co-Founder OSC², CEO Numi Tea
Chris Mann – Chairman of the Gourd Guayaki Yerba Mate
Sheryl O’Loughlin – CEO REBBL, Co-Founder Plum, Former CEO Clif Bar
Moderated by Lara Dickinson, OSC² Co-Founder and Executive Director

Date: May 10
Time: 6:30 pm Doors // 7:00 pm Program // 8:15 pm Reception
Tickets: $15 OSC² Members (Use code OSC2365) // $20 Non-OSC² members
RSVP Today

Location: David Brower Center (Berkeley, CA)

What do the most iconic, mission driven food brands in our industry have in common?…

OSC2 makes a splash at Expo West!

Join the OSC2 community in Anaheim this March at Natural Products Expo West for the following panels on climate change:

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Speakers:  Chris Mann (Guayaki Yerba Mate), Lara Dickinson(OSC2), Jessica Rolph (Happy Family Brands), Bill McKibben (350.org)
Date/Time:  March 12 from 3:30pm – 4:30 pm
Location:      Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
In the wake of COP21, climate change news is everywhere .

My Roots in the Good Food Movement

I was recently asked some insightful questions by New Hope Natural Media, a resource and information provider for the natural, organic and healthy-lifestyle products industry, and am sharing my answers here as the questions provoked me to think deeply about my own motivations for fixing our broken food system.

How did you get involved in the Good Food Movement?

OSC2 Packaging Coalition 2015 Year in Review

by Lara Dickinson

image (1)We at OSC2 and our community of leaders had another great year with our compostable packaging movement.  While we do so many things at OSC2 around fixing our food system, our Packaging Coalition is perhaps, the most visible.  This is because truly sustainable, responsible packaging is an achilles heel for most of our incredibly responsible community of food leaders. …

Natural brands unite in search of compostable packaging

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OSC2 makes New Hope 360’s top food trend predictions for 2016

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8 Food & Beverage Predictions for 2016

By  | newhope360
Jan 4, 2016

The end of 2015 ushers in an opportunity to reflect on what has transpired over the past year, but also to look ahead toward 2016.

Using the food trends and ingredients we’ve seen over the past 12 months as a guideline, here we peer into the crystal ball to predict values that food and beverage brands will prioritize over the coming year.…

Sustainable Foods Summit lands this month in San Francisco!

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Sustainable Foods Summit
San Francisco, January 20-22, 2016
www.sustainablefoodssummit.com

For the first time, the North American summit will cover major developments in sustainable ingredients, eco-labeled food markets, environmental impacts and sustainable packaging. Like the previous five editions, the summit will bring together some of the most influential organizations involved in sustainability and eco-labeling in the food industry.

Four Key Sessions & Workshops
Session I: Sustainability Best-Practices – sustainability agriculture solutions, water footprints, going local to support regional communities, financing for business growth, retailing & foodservice case studies, etc..…

OSC2 rises up at Net Impact

Lara Dickinson with OSC2, Jessica Crolick Rolph CEO/Founder of Happy Family and Nancy Hirschberg speak at Net Impact on collaboration in packaging for the natural foods industry.

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A packed room of Net IMpact attendees came to hear how OSC2 and our partners are addressing packaging for the food industry. The questions asked and future packaging solutions proposed by this group were inspiring and outstanding…showing we are truly on to somehting in rethinking packaging for our food system.…

OSC2 at SoCap and Esca Bona

Headed to SoCap or Esca Bona this year?
Come see some of our OSC2 members in action!

SoCap Panels
Collaborating: A Coalition for Sustainable Food Systems
With Lara Dickinson/OSC2 and Jeanne Cloutier/Alter Eco Foods
Date: October 9, 2015
Time: 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: Fort Mason Center, BATS! Theater

The Soil Will Save Us: Carbon Sequestration and Building a Soil Fund
Date: October 9, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Fort Mason Center, 210C

Transportation fuels aren’t the biggest culprit in climate change; manufactured fertilizers, animal feedlot operations and Industrial Ag give off far more greenhouse gases.…