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?

OSC2 Packaging Coalition 2015 Year in Review

by Lara Dickinson

image (1)We at OSC2 and our community of leaders had another great year with our compostable packaging movement.  While we do so many things at OSC2 around fixing our food system, our Packaging Coalition is perhaps, the most visible.  This is because truly sustainable, responsible packaging is an achilles heel for most of our incredibly responsible community of food leaders. …

Natural brands unite in search of compostable packaging




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.

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.  …

“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.…

“5 in 5” with 18 Rabbits’ Alison Bailey Vercruysse

We recently sat down with Alison Bailey Vercruysse from 18 Rabbits for our first installment of “5 in 5”, where OSC2 members take 5 minutes to reflect on 5 simple questions. Alison joined OSC2 in the fall of 2013, and has been an active member ever since.


OSC2: What’s your hometown?
ABV: Dallas, Texas

OSC2: What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?…