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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
Blair Kellison, CEO, Traditional Medicinals
Caryl Levine,
CoFounder/CEO Lotus Foods
Jenny Lester Moffitt, Undersecretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Ben Mand, CEO, Harmless Harvest

Sponsored by New Resource Bank and Sensiba San Filippo

About the Program

Join OSC2 and Naturally Bay Area for a special follow up to Global Climate Action Summit, with special content from the Climate Collaborative. The event will feature afternoon workshops on implementing packaging and agriculture programs, a happy hour, and an evening leadership program focused on ramping up climate action within our industry.

One month out from the Global Climate Action Summit in California, we’ll be reflecting on the summit’s key takeaways and our industry’s role in responding to the global climate crisis. Undersecretary Jenny Lester Moffitt from the California Department of Food and Agriculture will join us to share her perspective on climate change.

You’ll also hear updates on the Climate Collaborative, including insights from their new Tracking Progress Update. The project has just surpassed more than 300 businesses making over 1100 commitments—if you haven’t signed up to action yet, we hope you’ll take some time to join your peers and do so now at https://www.climatecollaborative.com/take_action.

We’ll then convene an all-star CEO panel to talk about some examples of the ways our industry is already leading the way on responding to climate change.

AGENDA

4:00pm Climate Collaborative Food Waste Workshop featuring:
~ Dana Gunders, Principal, Next Course, LLC
~ Eric Ahnmark, Sustainability Program Manager, Recology

4:45pm Climate Collaborative Agriculture Workshop featuring:
~ Calla Rose Ostrander, Strategic Advisor, Phoenix Rising Resources
~ Ben Couch, Sustainability Manager at Traditional Medicinals, Inc.

5:30pm Happy Hour

6:30pm Future of Food: Climate Wins Evening Program featuring:
~ Caryl Levine, CoFounder/CEO Lotus, Foods
~ Jenny Lester Moffitt, Undersecretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
~ Mike Forbes, EVP & General Manager, California Olive Ranch
~ Blair Kellison, CEO, Traditional Medicinals

8:00pm Event Ends

 

SPEAKER LINE-UP

Climate Collaborative Food Waste Workshop Panelists

Eric Ahnmark, Sustainability Program Manager, Recology

Dana Gunders, Principal, Next Course

 

Climate Collaborative Agriculture Workshop Panelists

Calla Rose Ostrander, Strategic Advisor, Phoenix Rising Resources

Ben Couch, Sustainability Manager at Traditional Medicinals, Inc.

 

Future of Food: Climate Wins Panelist

Mike Forbes, Executive Vice President and General Manager of California Olive Ranch

Blair Kellison, CEO of Traditional Medicinals

Caryl Levine, CoFounder/CEO of Lotus Foods

Jenny Lester Moffitt, Undersecretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Ben Mand, CEO of Harmless Harvest