2nd Annual Climate Day at Expo West – March 7, 2018

January 24, 2018 by dev_team

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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. Nominate leaders today for recognition at Climate Day 2018!

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.


8:00 – 8:30am        Breakfast & Networking

8:30 – 9:50am        Commitment Track: It’s a Wrap – Reducing the Climate Impact of Your Packaging

  • Lara Dickinson, OSC2 + Climate Collaborative
  • Deanna Bratter, DanoneWave

8:30 – 9:50am        Retailer Track: All Aboard! How to Get Your Vendors on the Climate Train

  • Amy Kirtland, KeHE Distributors
  • Corinne Shindelar, INFRA

9:50 – 10:05am      Break

10:05 – 11:30am    Commitment Track: Digging into Carbon Farming

  • Gero Leson, Dr. Bronner’s
  • Britt Lundgren, Stonyfield

10:05 – 11:30am     Retailer Track: A Tale of Three Retailers

  • Sheila Ongie, National Co+op Grocers
  • Danielle Vogel, Glen’s Garden Market

11:30 – 12:30pm    Lunch Break (on your own)

12:30 – 2:10pm      Keynote & Panel: Words Matter – How to Talk about Climate Change so People will Listen and Act

  • Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University
  • Joel Makower, GreenBiz Group

2:10 – 2:30pm        Dialogue: Uncovering the Biggest Lever to Reverse Climate Change 

  • Nancy Hirshberg, Hirshberg Strategic

2:30 – 2:45pm        Break

2:45 – 4:05pm        Keynote & Panel: Convincing Your Boss, Investors & Board that Climate Action is Good Business

  • Jerry Lynch, General Mills
  • Joel Makower, GreenBiz Group
  • Carla Vernon, General Mills

4:05 – 4:30pm        What Does Best Practice on Climate Change Look Like?

4:30 – 5:00pm        Keynote Dialogue

  • Joel Makower, GreenBiz Group

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

  • Lara Dickinson, OSC2 + Climate Collaborative
  • Robynn Shrader, National Co+op Grocers

5:30 – 6:30pm        Reception

6:30 – 8:00pm        Film Screening & Q&A: Dreaming of a Vetter World

  • David Bronner, Dr. Bronner’s
  • Katherine DiMatteo, SFTA
  • Bonnie Hawthorne, Dreaming of a Vetter World
  • David Vetter, Grain Place Foods



Amy Kirtland

Senior Vice President Natural
KeHE Distributors

Bonnie Hawthorne

Director, Dreaming of a Vetter World

Britt Lundgren

Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture

Carla Vernon

President, Natural & Organic Operating Unit
General Mills

Carlotta Mast

Senior Vice President of Content
New Hope Network

Corinne Shindelar

CEO / President
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association

Danielle Vogel

Founder & Owner
Glen’s Garden Market

David Bronner

Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO)
Dr. Bronner’s

David Vetter

Grain Place Foods, Inc.

Deanna Bratter

Director, Sustainable Development Strategy

Erin Callahan

The Climate Collaborative

Gero Leson

Vice President of Special Operations
Dr. Bronner’s

Jerry Lynch

Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer
General Mills

Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor
GreenBiz Group Inc.
Master of Ceremonies

Katharine Hayhoe

Co-Director, Climate Science Center
Texas Tech University

Katherine DiMatteo

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association

Katie Clark

Director of Sustainability
Happy Family Brands

Lara Dickinson

Executive Director, OSC2
Partner, Pluot Consulting

Nancy Hirshberg

Chief Catalyst
Hirshberg Strategic

Robynn Shrader

National Co+op Grocers

Sheila Ongie

Sustainability Manager
National Co+op Grocers