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!

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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.…

Alter Eco compostable wrappers featured in Fast Company

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Now you can do good for your body and the planet at the same time! 

Did you know that Alter Eco‘s silky smooth, decadently rich chocolate truffles are wrapped in a revolutionary compostable wrapper? Made of a non-GMO, plant-based material derived from eucalyptus and birch, these colorful little wrappers can be buried in your backyard or compost bin and will completely disappear in about six weeks.

NO REALLY: REDUCE, REUSE…AND THEN RECYCLE

 OBSERVATIONS FROM OUR HOMETOWN MUNICIPAL WASTE FACILITY

jeanBy Jeanne Cloutier, Dir. of Operations – Alter Eco / June 1st, 2015

landfillRecently some members of Alter Eco’s team had the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes tour of our hometown municipal waste facility: San Francisco’s Recology. Waste is something we think about all the time here at Alter Eco as we consider the impact our business has on our precious planet.

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

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

March 25, 2015
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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?…