Posted by Hilary Simpson on June 09, 2017 It’s..
Posted by Hilary Simpson on June 09, 2017
It’s been a rough few weeks for climate advocates with the U.S. starting the process to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. The silver lining is that the administration’s decision has invigorated the business community to speak out more than ever before in support of responsible climate policy and climate action.
Climate is becoming the defining issue of our era and rightly so. Our consumers want action. Now more than ever we must work together. It’s up to us to accelerate our commitment and actions, support innovation and stand together to find solutions to the climate challenge.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
If you haven’t already, sign on to this statement by businesses, investors, state and local officials, and higher education leaders to demonstrate the breadth of U.S. leaders of all sorts who remain committed to helping to reverse climate change.
If your company hasn’t already made a public commitment to climate action, now is the time! Take the first step here.
If your company has already made a commitment to climate action, please invite your peers in the natural products community to join you!
It’s been just a few months since the launch of the Climate Collaborative yet we are already two-thirds of the way towards meeting our goal of one hundred companies committing to climate action in year one! An enthusiastic welcome to the eighteen companies that have made climate commitments since our last newsletter. We applaud their commitment to climate action. Kudos to all of the companies that have pledged to address their climate impact. Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date.
Thus far, the greatest number of companies have made commitments to integrate carbon farming into their agricultural supply chains. Here are some shining examples of their efforts in progress:
SPOTLIGHT: HAPPY FAMILY
Two years ago, concerned that the company’s commitment to organic was not enough to ensure the kind of future it hopes to see for its customers, its staff and the planet, Happy Family decided to take action. The company created a full-time sustainability position with a focus on climate change. Despite having just one full-time staff person devoted to sustainability, Happy Family has been able to make enormous progress by building its climate goals directly into the workplans of its teams. At Climate Day at Expo West this spring, Happy Family announced its climate action commitments in six areas – transportation, deforestation, food waste, agriculture, packaging and policy – and teams are already working hard to reach their goals. Learn More.
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