Climate Day

  • Wednesday, 03/07/2018: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Room: Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central

Description

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.

NEW this year, don't miss the National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards! These awards give Climate Collaborative committed companies a platform for recognizing leaders in the natural products industry as well as the opportunity to be recognized for their own accomplishments. 

RSVP to let us know you're planning to attend. We'll keep you in the loop with pre-show communications and information about how to get involved with the Climate Collaborative community. 

If you missed Climate Day 2017, catch it on replay here.

Agenda

8:00 - 8:30am        Resource Fair

8:30 - 9:50am        It's a Wrap - Reducing the Climate Impact of Your Packaging (Marquis Ballroom Central)

  • Deanna Bratter, DanoneWave
  • Lara Dickinson, OSC2
  • Jane Franch, Numi Organic Tea
  • Prashant Jagtap, Trayak

8:30 - 9:50am        All Aboard! How to Get Your Vendors on the Climate Train (Orange County Ballroom 1)

  • Brenna Davis, PCC Community Markets
  • Amy Kirtland, KeHE Distributors
  • Taylor Lee, Clif Bar & Company
  • Corinne Shindelar, INFRA

9:50 - 10:05am      Break & Resource Fair

10:05 - 11:30am    Digging into Carbon Farming  (Marquis Ballroom Central)  

  • Gero Leson, Dr. Bronner's
  • Britt Lundgren, Stonyfield
  • Daniella Malin, Sustainable Food Lab
  • Keith Paustian, Colorado State University
  • Albert Straus, Straus Family Creamery

10:05 - 11:30am     A Tale of Three Retailers (Orange County Ballroom 1)

  • Melissa Elkins, Community Food Co-op
  • Sheila Ongie, National Co+op Grocers
  • Lisa Spicka, SFTA
  • Mark Squire, Good Earth Natural Foods
  • Danielle Vogel, Glen's Garden Market

11:30 - 12:30pm    Lunch Break (on your own) & Resource Fair

12:30 - 12:45pm    Climate Collaborative: One Year In

  • Erin Callahan, Climate Collaborative

12:45 - 1:45pm      Keynote & Discussion

Words Matter: How to Talk About Climate Change so People Will Listen & Act

Keynote: Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University

  • Joel Makower, GreenBiz Group
  • Jostein Solheim, Ben & Jerry's

1:45 - 1:55pm        Engage Your Peers on Climate!

1:55 - 2:10pm        What Does Best Practice on Climate Change Look Like?

  • Bill Chioffi, Gaia Herbs

2:10 - 3:10pm        Keynote & Discussion

Making the Case That Climate Action Is Good Business

Keynote: Carla Vernon, General Mills

  • Elysa Hammond, Clif Bar & Company
  • Katie Clark, Happy Family Brands
  • Jerry Lynch, General Mills
  • Joel Makower, GreenBiz Group
  • Laura McCord, KeHE Distributors

3:10 - 3:35pm        Break & Resource Fair

3:35 - 3:45pm        Staying Sustainable at Natural Products Expo West

  • Carlotta Mast, New Hope Network

3:45 - 4:05pm        What Does Best Practice on Climate Change Look Like?

  • Gretchen Grani, Guyaki
  • Sheryl O'Loughlin, REBBL

4:05 - 4:25pm        Uncovering the Biggest Lever to Reverse Climate Change 

  • Nancy Hirshberg, Hirshberg Strategic

4:25 - 4:55pm          Keynote

  • Gina McCarthy, Former EPA Administrator

4:55 - 5:00pm         Closing Remarks

  • Erin Callahan, Climate Collaborative
  • Joel Makower, GreenBiz Group

5:00 - 5:30pm        National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards Ceremony

  • Lara Dickinson, OSC2
  • Katherine DiMatteo, SFTA
  • Robynn Shrader, National Co+op Grocers

5:30 - 6:30pm        Reception (Sponsored by: LaCroix)

6:30 - 8:00pm        Film Screening & Q&A: Dreaming of a Vetter World (Sponsored by: Dr. Bronner's)

  • Mike Bronner, Dr. Bronner's
  • Birgit Cameron, Patagonia Provisions
  • Katherine DiMatteo, SFTA
  • Bonnie Hawthorne, Dreaming of a Vetter World
  • David Vetter, Grain Place Foods
 

Checking out the Resource Fair? This is your chance to meet the partners & solution providers that will help your company to take climate action.

Don't miss:

   


Speakers

Albert Straus

Founder & CEO, Organic Dairy Farmer
Straus Family Creamery
Speaker

Amy Kirtland

Executive Vice President, Natural & Fresh
KeHE Distributors
Speaker

Bill Chioffi

Vice President Global Sourcing
Gaia Herbs
Speaker

Birgit Cameron

Senior Director
Patagonia Provisions
Speaker

Bonnie Hawthorne

Director, Dreaming of a Vetter World
MightyCanoe
Speaker

Brenna Davis

Vice President, Social & Environmental Responsibility
PCC Community Markets
Speaker

Britt Lundgren

Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
Stonyfield
Speaker

Carla Vernón

President, Natural & Organic Operating Unit
General Mills
Keynote

Carlotta Mast

Senior Vice President of Content
New Hope Network
Speaker

Corinne Shindelar

CEO / President
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association
Speaker

Daniella Malin

Senior Program Director, Sustainable Food Lab
Deputy General Manager, Cool Farm Alliance
Speaker

Danielle Vogel

Founder & Owner
Glen's Garden Market
Speaker

David Vetter

President
Grain Place Foods, Inc.
Speaker

Deanna Bratter

Director, Sustainable Development Strategy
DanoneWave
Speaker

Elysa Hammond

Vice President, Environmental Stewardship
Clif Bar & Company
Speaker

Erin Callahan

Director
The Climate Collaborative
Speaker

Gero Leson

Vice President of Special Operations
Dr. Bronner's
Speaker

Gina McCarthy

Former EPA Administrator
Director, Center for Health & the Global Environment; Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Keynote

Gretchen Grani

Regeneration & Sustainability Cebadora
Guayaki
Speaker

Jane Franch

Director of Quality, Sourcing & Sustainability
Numi Organic Tea
Speaker

Jerry Lynch

Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer
General Mills
Speaker

Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor
GreenBiz Group Inc.
Master of Ceremonies

Jostein Solheim

Executive Vice President & CEO
Ben & Jerry's
Speaker

Katharine Hayhoe

Climate Scientist
Texas Tech University
Keynote

Katherine DiMatteo

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Speaker

Katie Clark

Director of Sustainability
Happy Family Brands
Speaker

Keith Paustian

University Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences
Colorado State University
Speaker

Lara Dickinson

Executive Director, OSC2; Co-Founder, Climate Collaborative;
Partner, Pluot Consulting
Speaker

Laura McCord

Executive Director Category Management
KeHE Distributors
Speaker

Lisa Spicka

Associate Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Speaker

Mark Squire

Owner
Good Earth Natural Foods
Speaker

Melissa Elkins

Sustainability Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
Community Food Co-op
Speaker

Michael Bronner

President
Dr. Bronner's
Speaker

Nancy Hirshberg

Chief Catalyst
Hirshberg Strategic
Speaker

Prashant Jagtap

President & CEO
Trayak
Speaker

Robynn Shrader

CEO
National Co+op Grocers
Speaker

Sheila Ongie

Sustainability Manager
National Co+op Grocers
Speaker

Sheryl O'Loughlin

CEO
REBBL
Speaker