Climate Day

  • Wednesday, 03/08/2017: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Room: Marriott, Grand Salon F
  • Session Number:   EW01

Description

Join Industry leaders for the first ever Climate Day at Expo West!

Hosted by New Hope Network and the Climate Collaborative, an initiative of leading organizations, brands, and retailers to raise our game in addressing climate change, Climate Day will include Ted style talks, inspirational keynotes, music, an executive roundtable, the National Co+op Grocers Climate Awards, networking, a reception and more! 

Whether you’ve been meaning to learn more about what your company can do to reduce your carbon footprint (or even how to calculate a footprint), or are an experienced climate leader, Climate Day is a chance for you to learn how growing consumer concern for climate can translate into a great opportunity for you and the industry- and a better future for all. Attend a morning climate intensive if you're just starting out or want a refresher on how businesses can address climate change. Then, stick around for afternoon programming because it will be loaded with inspirational visionaries and educators who are leading the way on solutions to the climate crisis.

While global warming represents one of the greatest challenges facing our world, it also presents one of the greatest opportunities for innovation and leadership.  The Natural Products Industry has lead on animal welfare, non-GMO, organic and fair trade. Now it’s time to lead on climate. Whether you are a manufacturer, retailer, supplier, broker or just a concerned individual, join Climate Day for solutions-focused inspiration and ideas for what you can do!

Climate Day events are free with your exhibit hall pass. 

Climate Day Agenda    

9:30am       Climate 101: Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions & How to Reduce Impacts

  • Manuel Gorrin, Nature's Path 
  • Shauna Sadowski, Annie's
  • Tobias Schultz, SCS Global Services
  • Lisa Spicka, Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA)

11:30am      Lunch Break (on your own)

12:00pm     Climate Day Information Fair 

12:30pm     Climate Day Welcome

  • Carlotta Mast, New Hope Network
  • Lara Dickinson, Climate Collaborative & OSC2

12:40pm     Introduction

  • Joel Makower, GreenBiz Group

12:45pm     Why Climate Matters, The Consumer Perspective

  • Eric Pierce, NEXT Data & Insights, New Hope Network

1:00pm       Why Climate Matters, Retailer Roundtable

  • Sheila Ongie, National Co+op Grocers (NCG)
  • Corinne Shindelar, Independent Natural Food Retailers Association (INFRA)
  • Jennifer Silberman, Target

1:45pm       Short Film: Lotus Foods

  • Katherine DiMatteo, Climate Collaborative & Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA)

1:50pm       The Climate Opportunity, Agriculture Roundtable

  • Birgit Cameron, Patagonia Provisions 
  • Dave Alexander, Global Organics
  • Jonathan Reinbold, Organic Valley
  • Tracy Misiewicz, The Organic Center

2:30pm       Break

2:45pm       Short Film: Alter Eco

2:50pm       Company Commitments

2:55pm       Executive Roundtable

  • Seth Goldman, Honest Tea
  • Jessica Rolph, Happy Family
  • Chris Mann, Guayaki
  • Robynn Shrader, National Co+op Grocers (NCG)
  • Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield

3:40pm      Short Film: Happy Family

3:45pm      A Climate Policy Discussion with Kirsten James & Joseph Majkut

  • Kirsten James, Ceres
  • Joseph Majkut, Niskanen Center

4:05pm       Break

4:15pm       Short Film: Organic Valley      

4:20pm       Company Commitments

4:25pm       Climate Collaborative: A Call to Action 

  • Nancy Hirshberg, Climate Collaborative & Hirshberg Strategic

4:35pm       Climate Day Keynote

  • Paul Hawken, Project Drawdown 

5:30pm       Climate Day Reception & NCG Climate Collaborative Awards

  • Sponsored by: LaCroix

6:30pm       Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Kiss The Ground

  • Sponsored by: Dr. Bronner's

Join us for a sneak preview of select scenes from the upcoming documentary, Kiss The Ground.  This film is scheduled to hit theaters in 2018 and is the first of its kind to provide a clear solution to climate change through food choices. Based on a forthcoming book with the same title, Kiss the Ground, this film will focus on Regenerative Agriculture and the heroes on the front lines of this new agricultural and food revolution.

6:35pm        Welcome

  • Carlotta Mast, New Hope Network
  • Finian Makepeace, Kiss the Ground

6:40pm         Film Screening: Kiss the Ground

7:10pm         A Word from the Producers

  • Josh Tickell, Kiss the Ground
  • Rebecca Tickell, Kiss the Ground

7:15pm         Panel Discussion

  • Finian Makepeace, Kiss the Ground
  • Rose Marcario, Patagonia
  • Ray Archuleta, USDA National Resources Conservation Service 
  • Kristin Ohlson, Author of The Soil Will Save Us
  • John Roulac, Nutiva 
  • David Vetter, Grain Place Foods
  • David Bronner, Dr. Bronner's
  • Timothy LaSalle, California State University, Chico

7:55pm            Closing

  • Lauren Tucker, Kiss the Ground
  • Finian Makepeace, Kiss the Ground

Speakers

Dave Alexander

President
Global Organics
Speaker

Ray Archuleta

Soil Health Specialist & Agronomist
NRCS USDA
Speaker

David Bronner

Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO)
Dr. Bronner's
Speaker

Birgit Cameron

Senior Director
Patagonia Provisions
Speaker

Lara Dickinson

Executive Director, OSC2
Partner, Pluot Consulting
Speaker

Katherine DiMatteo

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Speaker

Seth Goldman

Co-founder & TeaEO Emeritus
Honest Tea
Speaker

Paul Hawken

Executive Director
Project Drawdown
Keynote

Gary Hirshberg

Chairman
Stonyfield Farm
Speaker

Nancy Hirshberg

Chief Catalyst
Hirshberg Strategic
Speaker

Kirsten James

Director, California Policy
Ceres
Speaker

Timothy LaSalle Ph.D.

International Coordinator, Alternatives to Agricultural Burning, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative
Co-Founder & Co-Director, Regenerative Agriculture Initiative, Chico State University
Speaker

Joseph Majkut

Director of Climate Science
Niskanen Center
Speaker

Finian Makepeace

Co-Founder
Kiss the Ground
Moderator

Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor
GreenBiz Group Inc.
Moderator

Chris Mann

Chairman of the Gourd
Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products
Speaker

Rose Marcario

President & CEO
Patagonia
Speaker

Tracy Misiewicz

Associate Director of Science Programs
The Organic Center
Speaker

Kristin Ohlson

Author
The Soil Will Save Us
Speaker

Sheila Ongie

Sustainability Manager
National Co+op Grocers
Speaker

Eric Pierce

Director, Strategy & Insights, NEXT
New Hope Network
Speaker

Jonathan Reinbold

Sustainability, Research & Grant Manager
Organic Valley
Speaker

Jessica Rolph

Founding Partner & Board Member
Happy Family
Speaker

John Roulac

Founder and CEO
Nutiva
Speaker

Corinne Shindelar

CEO
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association
Speaker

Robynn Shrader

CEO
National Co+op Grocers
Speaker

Jennifer Silberman

Chief Sustainability Officer
Target
Speaker

Lisa Spicka

Associate Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Moderator

Jerry Taylor

President
Niskanen Center
Speaker

Josh Tickell

Filmmaker
Kiss the Ground
Speaker

Rebecca Tickell

Filmmaker
Kiss the Ground
Speaker

Lauren Tucker

Executive Director
Kiss the Ground
Speaker

David Vetter

Farmer
Grain Place Foods, Inc.
Speaker