Nominations for the 2019 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards are open now through November 30. In anticipation of next year’s awards, we’re talking with the leaders of our 2018 award-winning companies to learn a little bit more about what drives their climate leadership.
Author: Lara Dickinson, Executive Director of the OSC2
Date: Oct 24, 2018
While there are certainly challenges to composting packaging at Recology, there’s a surprising amount of encouragement to keep the Packaging Collaborative work going. We all know that pulling carbon out of the ground vs. putting O2 into the air, when it comes to making packaging, makes a lot more sense. …
Founding OSC2 Member and Guayaki’s Chairman of the Gourd for, Chris Mann, on living purpose companies
Chris postulates that wealth and work have become a “proxy” for friends, family, and community, and that building a culture of shared connection will lead us toward not just a more sustainable society, but a much happier one. Chris will be sharing his ideas of how we can learn from the native cultures of Argentina and implement the ideas of mindfulness, building long-term social infrastructures, ritual, and play to evoke a more connected, aware, and empathetic business model.…
OSC2 and Naturally Bay Area present..
FUTURE OF FOOD: CLIMATE WINS
Consumer, Company, And Industry-led Climate Strategies In Action
Featuring the Climate Collaborative, with special guests:
~ Afternoon Workshops~
Eric Ahnmark, Sustainability Program Manager, Recology
Ben Couch, Sustainability Manager at Traditional Medicinals, Inc.
Dana Gunders, Principal, Next Course, LLC
Calla Rose Ostrander, Strategic Advisor, Phoenix Rising Resources
Mike Forbes, EVP & General Manager, California Olive Ranch
Caryl Levine, CoFounder/CoCEO Lotus Foods
Jenny Lester Moffitt, Undersecretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Ben Mand, CEO, Harmless Harvest
Mathieu Senard, CoFounder/CoCEO, Alter Eco
Wednesday, October 17, 2018: 4:00pm-8:00pm
David Brower Center: 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Afternoon Climate Workshops & Happy Hour (4:oopm – 6:30pm)
By Lara Dickinson, Executive Director, OSC2 and Climate Collaborative Co-Founder
This September has been packed on the global climate action landscape—Climate Week NYC is taking place as I write this, two weeks ago we convened an afternoon of climate programming at Expo East for the natural products industry, and bigger than all of this, this month California became the epicenter of the global dialogue on climate change as the state hosted the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) from September 12-14.
We are pleased to share with you results of the Climate Collaborative’s first Tracking Progress Update. We had 168 companies provide updates on a total of 543 climate action commitments.
Two-thirds (66%) of the companies reported making progress on their commitments with roughly one-third (36%) also quantifying the emissions reductions of their efforts.
- Companies are most advanced in working toward transitioning to Renewable Energy, with 75% of companies actively implementing and 70% of companies reporting that they are also quantifying their progress.
PROJECT DRAWDOWN: ONE YEAR AND COUNTING
with Paul Hawken, Sheryl O’Loughlin, and Ahmed Rahim
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
*** THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT***
Join us on May 10 for our next installment of Future of Food with the progressive climate author/activist Paul Hawken and two visionary leaders of the natural products industry, Sheryl O’Loughlin, CEO of REBBL, and Ahmed Rahim, CEO of Numi Tea / CoFounder of OSC2.…
How the natural products industry is building a climate movement
Originally posted by Climate Collaborative on March 07, 2018
The Climate Collaborative and National CO+OP Grocers are thrilled to announce the winners of the inaugural National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards as part of Climate Day at Expo West. Scroll down to find out who won–and why!
These awards provide a powerful platform for recognizing climate leaders in the natural products industry, raising awareness of their efforts and celebrating their innovative and forward-thinking approaches to this global problem.
OSC2 will be out and about in full effect this year. Check out these stellar events put on by OSC2 and its members throughout the week:
STAFF PICK: Well, if you can only make one, this is probably it…
Expo’s Biggest Hug
Grand Plaza (look for the signs!)
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Hosted by Alter Eco
Open to all pass holders
Alter Eco is planning the largest group expo hug to launch our Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters!…