future of food

What’s next for sustainable single-use packaging?

The co-founder of upcycled brand ReGrained dives into the regulatory and scientific developments from over the past year that are shaping the future of sustainable packaging.

Originally posted at NewHope Network by Daniel Kurzrock | Mar 09, 2020

In lieu of being able to update our community at Natural Products Expo West’s Climate Day this year, we thought it would be helpful to share developments on our packaging journey to a wider, albeit virtual, audience here.…

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.…

Alter Eco, Forever lifting the ethical bar for our industry…

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Alter Eco ups the ante on sustainable packaging

The company takes its impressive commitment to sustainability a step further.

Author: Rachel Cernansky | May 30, 2019

Originally Article Available Here

Alter Eco announced earlier this spring, in partnership with the Climate Collaborative and OSC2, a commitment to all recyclable or compostable packaging for its entire product line by December 2020. The company has already been using some compostable pouches and wrappers, but taking on all packaging for the full product line meant tackling a wider range of needs.

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.…

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.

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!…

Future of Food returns in May with Paul Hawken, Sheryl O’Loughlin, and Ahmed Rahim!

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PROJECT DRAWDOWN: ONE YEAR AND COUNTING

with Paul Hawken, Sheryl O’Loughlin, and Ahmed Rahim

No industry has a bigger impact on climate change than agriculture and food, both as a source of the problem and as a solution. – Paul Hawken

*** THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT***

Join us on May 10 for our next installment of Future of Food with the progressive climate author/activist Paul Hawken and two visionary leaders of the natural products industry, Sheryl O’Loughlin, CEO of REBBL, and Ahmed Rahim, CEO of Numi Tea / CoFounder of OSC2.…