climate change

2020 Vision: A Commitment to Collaboration,  Intentional Impact, and Healthy Regeneration

As we reflect on our collective steps forward this year, Lara, Grace, and I want to recognize some of the exciting developments and countless partner contributions from the community that helped us make today a reality.  OSC2s seven plus year journey with you all has helped us see with greater clarity our role in manifesting the immense capacity of industry leaders through collaborative impact  to achieve a healthy regenerative world. 

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.…

Future of Food returns on August 22nd

OSC2 and the Climate Collaborative present…

FUTURE OF FOOD: CROSSING THE CLIMATE CHASM
Helping company’s stakeholders understand and take action on climate

August 22 // 4:30pm – 7:30pm
@ Hanson Bridgett
425 Market St, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Join OSC2 and the Climate Collaborative on Aug 22 for a workshop and high-level conversation on how to bridge the gaps in understanding about climate change.…

Streaming now On-Demand: The State (and Future) of Natural and Organic @ Expo West 2019

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Did you miss The State (and Future) of Natural and Organic panel at Expo West 2019 in Anaheim?

See below for on-demand streaming, and access to session materials presented at one of our favorite sessions at Expo West, The State (and Future) of Natural and Organic. Tune in around minute 1:12:30 to hear more from our co-founder and Executive Director, Lara Dickinson, on the need to support radical collaboration initiatives in our industry, like the Climate Collaborative’s Climate Day  and OSC2’s Packaging Collaborative, and the need for companies at all-levels to step up and fight to eliminate small form bar wrappers from our waste streams.…

Three OSC founders featured by the Climate Collaborative and New Hope Network!

Check out these two founder profiles from our good friends at the Climate Collaborative

This week we are sharing something special: An exclusive set of CEO and leader profiles from four of last year’s National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Award winners. They’ve told us candidly about their paths to leadership, the challenges they encountered, and what advice they have for other companies on the path. 

Climate Leaders: An interview with the co-CEOs of Lotus Foods

Future of Food: Climate Wins

OSC2 and Naturally Bay Area present..

FUTURE OF FOOD: CLIMATE WINS
Consumer, Company, And Industry-led Climate Strategies In Action

Featuring the Climate Collaborative, with special guests:
~ Afternoon Workshops~
Eric Ahnmark, Sustainability Program Manager, Recology
Ben Couch, Sustainability Manager at Traditional Medicinals, Inc.
Dana Gunders, Principal, Next Course, LLC
Calla Rose Ostrander, Strategic Advisor, Phoenix Rising Resources

~Evening Panel~
Mike Forbes, 
EVP & General Manager, California Olive Ranch
Caryl Levine,
 CoFounder/CoCEO Lotus Foods
Jenny Lester Moffitt, Undersecretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Ben Mand, CEO, Harmless Harvest
Mathieu Senard, CoFounder/CoCEO, Alter Eco

Sponsored by New Resource Bank and Sensiba San Filippo

Date/Time

Wednesday, October 17, 2018: 4:00pm-8:00pm

Location

David Brower Center: 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Registration

Afternoon Climate Workshops & Happy Hour (4:oopm – 6:30pm)
~ Free!…

2018 Expo West Updates: Where to be and what to see!

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OSC2 will be out and about in full effect this year. Check out these stellar events put on by OSCand its members throughout the week:


STAFF PICK: Well, if you can only make one, this is probably it…

Expo’s Biggest Hug
Grand Plaza (look for the signs!)
3/10/2018 (Sat)
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Hosted by Alter Eco
Open to all pass holders

Alter Eco is planning the largest group expo hug to launch our Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters!…

2nd Annual Climate Day at Expo West – March 7, 2018

Concerned about climate change but not sure what your company can do? Already taking action but seeking to make new commitments and a larger impact?

Join industry leaders at Climate Day 2018 for inspirational keynotes, breakout sessions, networking, a rockin’ reception, film screening and more! Get the tools, information and inspiration you need to help your company take meaningful action to reverse global warming.…