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Reflections from Future of Food: The JEDI Mindset

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FUTURE OF FOOD: THE JEDI MINDSET

Introducing a Positive Conversation About Diversity in Your Company

OSC2 and the Natural Products Industry Bay Area community gathered Nov. 7 to start the conversation around justice, equity, diversity & inclusion (JEDI) and discuss how companies can get involved with JEDI Collaborative. We had gathering full of passionate JEDI experts, students, CEO’s, founders, culture experts, marketing and sales leaders and beyond.…

Scaling a business with heart… an interview with JEDI Collaborative Co-Founder Sheryl O’Loughlin

IDEO U Interview with co-founder of JEDI Collaborative and Board Member of OSC2, Sheryl O’Loughlin

Suz chats with Sheryl O’Loughlin who says there’s a dark side to entrepreneurship, but it’s possible to run a startup in a healthy, joyful way. In this conversation, we dive into Sheryl’s vast experience as a CEO, founder, mentor, and advisor to pull out key lessons she’s learned at critical moments in her career.…

JEDI Collaborative Co-Founder, Sheryl O’Loughlin, digs in on JEDI

What JEDI Means to Me 

by Sheryl O’Loughlin – Co-founder JEDI Collaborative and Women on Boards Project, and former CEO REBBL

Sep 13, 2019

I co-founded the JEDI (justice, equity, diversity and inclusion) Collaborative and the Women on Boards Project because I hope that, someday — once underrepresented and marginalized groups are seen, heard and included — such projects can be rendered obsolete.

Natural Medicine Journal interviews Climate Collaborative Director, Erin Callahan

Here’s How the Natural Products Industry Is Tackling Climate Change

September edition of Natural Products Insider keys in on sustainable packaging!

The September edition of Natural Products Insider highlights the opportunities and challenges facing our industry.

Inside:

  • Viewpoint: The five Rs
  • Trends in Sustainable packaging: Overcoming the perils of plastic
  • Roots of sustainable compostable packaging
  • The time is now for sustainable packaging
  • Thinking outside the box at Gaia Herbs
  • Takeaways from your business

Humans generated 2.01 billion tons of solid waste in 2016, and by 2050, that could rise to 3.4 billion tons, according to the World Bank.…

Now is the Time for the Natural Products Industry to Engage Consumers on Climate Action

Reflections on Crossing the Climate Chasm; a partner OSC2 and Climate Collaborative event

By:  Lara Jackle Dickinson, Co-Founder & Executive Director of OSC2 and Co-Founder of Climate Collaborative

The Climate Collaborative was born from our dream and belief that the Natural Products industry had the leadership and innovation potential to come together to transform how food and agriculture companies are responding to climate change.…

Now is the Time for the Natural Products Industry to Engage Consumers on Climate Action

Reflections on Crossing the Climate Chasm; a partner OSC2 and Climate Collaborative event

By:  Lara Jackle Dickinson, Co-Founder & Executive Director of OSC2 and Co-Founder of Climate Collaborative

The Climate Collaborative was born from our dream and belief that the Natural Products industry had the leadership and innovation potential to come together to transform how food and agriculture companies are responding to climate change.…

OSC2 Member and CEO of Sambazon, Ryan Black, featured on the Food Heros Podcast

Sambazon, purple for the planet, climate change, food industry influencer

Love acai berries, the purple hair, and Amazonian rainforest? Check out Ryan Black’s interview on the Food Hero’s Podcast.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Ryan’s first encounter with acai
  • The history and benefits of acai
  • How acai is grown and processed
  • How Ryan brought this superfood to the American market
  • How Sambazon established organic and fairtrade standards for acai
  • Ryan’s other social and eco-preneurship projects
  • Sambazon’s future efforts to be environmentally conscious

Originally posted on the Food Hero’s Podcast

An “eco-preneur” and CEO of Sambazon, Ryan Black starts the conversation by teaching us how to say acai (“ah-sah-YEE”), which was only his first obstacle when introducing the American market to the superfood.…

ReGrained Presents: The UpCyclist

Why You Should Be Optimistic About Compostable Packaging

by Dan Kurzrock April 25, 2019

Original post at: ReGrained Presents: The UpCyclist

Why You Should Be Optimistic About Compostable Packaging

Optimism about packaging in today’s single-use culture can feel hard to reach. Rather than crumple up our dreams of a more sustainable future and toss them out the window, we’ve always felt inspired to find a better way. Cars aren’t going away, but they can become electric.

Inhale. Exhale.

An Expo West Recap from OSC2

For the past few years we have been witnessing a shift in consciousness and intention within the natural products community. The trend continued this year at Expo West. We were blown away by the number of people in attendance at the various workshops and education sessions, in addition to our annual convening on the show floor to see the ever growing variety of progressive natural products.