11/3: For the Love of Dirt

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For the Love of Dirt: How progressive food companies and their leaders are leveraging Regenerative Agriculture in the fight against climate change

Join us for a special conversation with inspiring CEO’s from the modern food movement, David Bronner (Dr. Bronner’s), John Foraker (Annie’s Foods), and John Roulac (Nutiva), as they share their thoughts and experiences implementing regenerative agriculture practices. The program will also feature excerpts from Josh Tickle’s upcoming film, Kiss the Ground: The Documentary, and an interactive Q&A session led by the evening’s moderator, Lara Dickinson, Executive Director of OSC2. …

9/22: OSC2 @ Expo East

OSC2 to introduce Keynote Speaker Paul Hawken on Sept. 22 and discuss a natural products industry collaboration on climate…
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Thursday Keynote Speaker Paul Hawken
8:30 – 9:30 AM, Baltimore Convention Center

Following this Keynote, OSC2 will moderate a panel on Climate Collaboration; the business path for reversing climate change.

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OSC2 @ SOCAP16

 Join us back at SOCAP16, for an update on the OSC² Climate Collaborative!!
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Food Climate Collaborative in Action Panel
Food manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and suppliers are leveraging the collective power of the natural foods industry and teaming up to take bold action to reverse climate change. OSC², in partnership with natural foods industry leaders, is developing a networked approach to inspire action and recognize businesses doing the right thing.
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Marketing Collaborative 3

13939358_1221070307949180_7471012714566689291_nJoin us for our third installment of theOSC² Marketing Collaborative. We’ll be picking up the Social Media conversation from our July meeting and reviewing live examples from various member channels. Hope you can make it. Thanks to Julie and the FruitGuys for hosting us! Can’t make it in person? Join us remote!

Date: September 7, 2016
Time: 3:30pm-6:00pm
Email: michael[at]osc2.org for more info.…

Business Collaboration in Action

Ushering in the new Low Carbon Economy

OSC2 will be speaking at several events over the next few months regarding food companies that are collaborating on climate change reversal efforts.

Most agree that we are already feeling the effects of climate change. But while climate change is one of the biggest risks we’ve ever faced, it’s also one of our greatest opportunities.  

Coming Back to Land

A special dinner with Bay Area food leaders

Author: Christopher Wang
Date: 

Over the summer, Pei-ru Ko from Real Food Real Stories reached out to ask me to collaborate with her on a private dinner which would also serve as a curated storytelling event.  To be honest, it wasn’t a great time to ask.  We were in the guts of the Alaskan fishing season.  

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?