Naturally Network Presents 2021 Earth Week

A week of programming focused on natural brands and sustainability

Apr 12 - 15

Live via Zoom



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When: April 12 – 15, 2021
Where: Zoom online video conferencing
Subject Track: Sustainability

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, join Naturally Network affiliates across the country for a week of free webinars focusing on natural brands and sustainability. Join us for one session or all! Please be advised that these are separate “events” and you will need to register for each one to receive the proper Zoom link.

Starting Your Sustainable Packaging Journey
Presented by Naturally Bay Area

April 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM MDT
Moderator: Alyssa Harding, Director, Member Experience at Sustainable Brands
Panelists: Futamura Group, Numi Tea, Oakland Coffee

Attendees will hear from experts on collaborative goal setting around scaling these sustainable materials, and why compostables should be a part of your 2030 packaging goals. The speakers will share their blueprints around packaging, make connections to key resources and tools that your companies can use to set your packaging strategy, and update you on the milestones and successes the OSC Packaging Collaborative has achieved in the last few years.


Sustainable Lifestyles: Leveraging Brand Purpose to Shift Consumer Behavior
Presented by Naturally Boulder

April 13, 2021 at 10:30 AM MDT
Moderator: Alyssa Harding, Director, Member Experience at Sustainable Brands
Panelists: Walden Hyde, Vermilion, Lily’s Sweets, Teton Waters Ranch, Ball

Brands, especially natural products companies, have a unique role when it comes to systems level sustainability shifts. It is clear that even in the midst of a global pandemic, concerns about the climate crisis and our environmental impact still ring true for many consumers, influencing their purchasing decisions. Companies can not only use their platform to meet progressive consumers where they are, but deepen their commitment to sustainable business practices by leveraging their brand purpose to design products, services and campaigns that help mainstream consumers adopt healthier, more sustainable lifestyles. By making sustainable products equitable, healthy, affordable, and inclusive, the natural products industry can drive systemic change from a product and consumer behavior perspective.

During this session, you will hear panelists share their tools, best practices, and replicable case studies on how to embed environmental and social sustainability into their brand purpose, products, and experiences.


Climate Justice: The Intersection of Equity and Environmental Justice
Presented by Naturally Boulder

April 13, 2021 at 2:30 PM MDT
Moderator: Alyssa Harding, Director, Member Experience at Sustainable Brands
Panelists: B Lab, 1908 Brands, Forty-Acre Co-op, Organic India

Global climate change can have differing social, economic, public health and other adverse impacts that disproportionately affect underprivileged populations. Climate Justice creates a platform to advance climate solutions that prioritize human rights and sustainable development from a human-centric perspective, elevating the needs, voices, and leadership of the communities who are most impacted by this crisis.

This webinar will feature panelists as they share their blueprints and key resources to integrate social justice into corporate climate action plans. We’ll dive into the recent launch of B Lab’s Climate Playbook and how industry leaders are leveraging their platforms to drive systemic change, and share best practices from key CPG brands about their respective approaches and strategies for their climate justice work.


How To Start Your Carbon Neutral Journey
Presented by Naturally Austin

April 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM – 11 AM MDT
Moderator: Jeremiah McElwee, Chief Merchandising at Thrive Market
Panelists: Thrive Market, Numi Tea, All Good, Alter Eco

Curious about the process of reducing your carbon footprint? Do you want to hear insights and stories about how becoming carbon neutral or negative is helping brands attract more customers? Moderated by Jeremiah McElwee, Chief Merchandising at Thrive Market, this roundtable will explore the carbon journey of carbon neutral or negative brands that you know and love.


Cooking Sustainably and Reducing Food Waste with Chef Maria
Presented by Naturally San Diego

April 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM MDT
Featuring Chosen Foods
Interactive Session

Do you want to start cooking meals that are good for both you and the planet? Look no further! We have Chef Maria from Chosen Foods doing a LIVE cooking demo during our Earth Week programming! Get the recipe sent to your email upon registration and learn how to bring sustainability to your home kitchen. We will be covering what key components create a sustainable meal and why followed by a short networking session with members from all over the country.


How do online events work?

In Webinars, participants will be able to see and hear the presenters, but participants’ cameras won’t be on, and their mics will be muted. Participants will be able to type questions via the Chat box. In Interactive Sessions, we’ll utilize Zoom meetings where participants can opt to have their cameras and microphones on or off.

Any tips about using Zoom?

If you have used Zoom previously but not recently, you may want to make sure you’ve downloaded the latest version for optimal results. Click here for specific instructions on how to proceed. While you can access Zoom via your computer’s browser (Chrome is preferred) without creating an account, you may have a better experience if you download the Zoom interface to your computer and log into your free account. The Zoom app is also available for your smartphone. Note that the quality of the Webinar will fluctuate both based on your internet connection and that of the presenters.