Compostable Packaging Coalition 2015 Internship

OSC2 is a collaboration of sustainable product founders and leaders committed to making a positive impact on our industry, people, and environment. Members include Numi Organic Tea, Alter Eco Foods, Cal Olive Ranch, Guayaki, Nutiva, Happy Family, 18 Rabbits, Big Tree Farms, and many others.

Mission:  Address the toughest sustainability problems facing our industry and our planet by building new regenerative business models and agricultural systems

The Compostable Packaging Coalition is our biggest initiative and is sponsored and supported by over 20 brands and partners.…

Fair Trade Federation Follow Up

FTF 2015 Photo
Pictured (left to right)  Frederick Schilling, Ahmed Rahim, Edouard Rollet, and Chris Mann

March 25, 2015
Lara Dickinson

Four OSC2 CEO’s/Leaders spoke today on what’s next in Fair Trade at the Fair Trade Federation in Dana Point.
As labels have proliferated and the words “fair trade” and “organic” are used by many different businesses, fully committed fair traders are asking, “What’s Next?…

Compostable Packaging

Lara Jackle Dickinson

by Lara Jackle Dickinson, Co-Founder & Executive Director of OSC²
Original Post: Feb 2-6, 2015 

Developing a response to the mountains of plastic pollution is a top priority for all of us… one way to reverse the tide of trash is to go after the source — PACKAGING.

When we dispose of conventional petroleum-based plastic, it is most often sent directly to the landfill—there is no potential for recycling or reuse with this kind of packaging.…

“5 in 5” with Jessica Rolph of Happy Family

OSC2’s newest member, founding partner and COO of Happy Family, Jessica Rolph, takes five to reflect on 5 simple questions. Enjoy!

Jessica Crollick RolphOSC2: Hometown?
JR:  Minneapolis, MN

OSC2:  What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
JR: I grew up with my grandparents – my mom moved in with her parents after her divorce from my dad.  My grandma Beatrice and I are very close, we used to play duets on the piano and tap our backyard maple tree and make syrup.  …

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

Check out these exciting career opportunities with our OSC2 member companies – stay tuned for more!

AlterEco
 Alter Eco Job Openings
OPERATIONS & FINANCE
VP OF OPERATIONS San Francisco, CA
SALES
MARKETING
GRAPHIC DESIGNER San Francisco, CA
Guayaki logo
 Guayaki Job Openings
ACCOUNTING
ACCOUNTING CLERK Sebastapol, CA, United States
OPERATIONS
R&D PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Sebastapol, CA, United States
ASSISTANT CONTROLLER Sebastapol, CA, United States
Nutiva
Nutiva Job Openings
ACCOUNTING
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST Richmond, CA, United States
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Richmond, CA, United States
OPERATIONS
PRODUCTION MATERIALS SUPPLIER Richmond, CA, United States
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Richmond, CA, United States
VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS Richmond, CA, United States
SALES
DIRECTOR OF SALES – MIDWEST Remote, United States
TERRITORY SALES REPRESENTATIVE – MID-ATLANTIC Remote, United States
TERRITORY SALES REPRESENTATIVE – NEW ENGLAND Remote, United States

Numi Tea kicks off H2OPE on Giving Tuesday!

Join Numi Tea on December 2 as they raise money for charity: water.

“While we are fortunate and grateful to have access to clean, safe drinking water, almost 1 billion people on the plaey live without this basic human right. Share how water touches your life and why you are grateful for it by taking a picutre and posting it to Twitter and/or Instagram with hashtag #4H2OPE.…

“5 in 5″ with Joe Glorfield, Executive VP of Mary’s Gone Crackers

Longtime friend of OSC2,  former President of Numi Tea, and now Exec. VP of Mary’s Gone Crackers, Joe Glorfield, takes five to reflect on 5 simple questions. Enjoy!

150707_3890428387129_736814186_nOSC2: Hometown?
JG:  Nevada City, CA

OSC2:  What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
JG: I had the extraordinary opportunity to work with Paul Newman over an eight year period on two Hole in the Wall Camps for kids suffering from serious illnesses.…

Numi Tea Brings Fair Trade to Madagascan Turmeric Farmers

TurmericFieldsOfGold_IngredientsThis is part of a series on “The Future of Fair Trade,” written with the support of Fair Trade USA. A 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, Fair Trade USA is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. To follow along with the rest of the series, click here.

By Brian Durkee of Numi Organic Tea

A member of the ginger family, turmeric has caught the attention of wellness practitioners and health enthusiasts for centuries.…

Happy Family testing next hypothesis…

Entrepreneur – Impact Investing
BY JESSICA POTHERING
Writer, ImpactAlpha.com

Shazi Visram and Jessica Rolph launched Happy Family on Mothers’ Day in 2006 with the mission of making organic, nutrient-rich baby food widely available and affordable.

Now mothers themselves, Visram and Rolph gave a Mothers’ Day present to investors last year: the announcement that Happy Family was being acquired by French food giant Danone, reportedly, for more than $250 million for 92 percent of the company.

OSC2, Whole Foods and the Lexicon of Sustainability featured at SXSW Eco!

OSC2, Whole Foods Market and the Lexicon of Sustainability hosted a panel at Supply Side on Oct . 7 to a full house of attendees.  It is clear we are ready for new ways of thinking and new solutions on packaging.

Can Mission-Based Companies Change Big Industry?
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 @ SXSW Eco

Featured panelist:

700047  Ahmed Rahim / Numi Tea – Co-founder & CEO
700046  Errol Schweizer / Whole Foods Market – Exec Global Coord
706546  Lara Dickinson / OSC2 – Consultant
701867  Laura Howard-Gayeton  / The Lexicon of Sustainability – Exec Dir
700048  Mathieu Senard / Alter Eco – CEO & Co-founder

Summary
#ecopouch
Consumers are becoming more aware of where their food comes from, and the impact of their food purchases.