“Sustainability Initiatives and Innovations at PCC”
An SFTA/PCC Natural Markets Sustainability Learning Forum and Networking Event
This event has been postponed. The new date and time are TBD. Please check back often.
The Sustainable Foods Trade Association (SFTA) and PCC Natural Markets (PCC) are co-hosting a Sustainability Learning Forum at PCC Natural Markets’ newest location in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood. Attendees will learn ways in which PCC has been effective in reducing food and packaging waste, incorporating green building practices, and implementing consumer education and community outreach programs. The event will include a special presentation and demonstration of the WISErg Harvester™ system that repurposes food scraps into high quality liquid fertilizer.
This event will provide attendees an opportunity to learn about and see, first-hand, the sustainability measures that can be implemented successfully in retail, food production, and food service environments. The afternoon will include time for companies to network about challenges, opportunities, and innovations in environmentally and socially responsible business practices.
WHEN: This event has been postponed. The new date and time are TBD. Please check back often.
WHERE: PCC Natural Markets, 3610 South Edmunds Street, Seattle, WA, 98118.
CONTACT: Please contact SFTA Education Director Lisa Spicka to register. The event is limited to 24 people only, and is free to SFTA members ($25 for non-members).
PCC Natural Markets is the nation’s largest natural foods retail cooperative with annual sales of more than $230 million and an active membership of more than 54,000 households. Headquartered in Seattle, WA, PCC operates ten neighborhood locations in the greater Seattle area.
SFTA Sustainability Workshops
SFTA’s “Going Sustainable” sustainability workshops are designed to deliver skills and information for sustainability practioners in the organic food trade. The core of our work is rooted in the Natural Step Framework and then each workshop delivers fun, interactive learning opportunities to help attendees further their sustainability programs.
SFTA offers these workshops for both individual companies and for any interested parties in a particular region. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to request a workshop at your office or location.
Workshop overview: Building the capacity for sustainability within the organic food trade through understanding, implementation, and reporting.
Who should attend: This hands-on workshop is designed for professionals who are newly developing a formal sustainability program as well as those who want deepen their skills in sustainability and report writing.
What attendees will come away with: This workshop is aimed at providing attendees the ability to apply The Natural Step Framework, presenting the business case for sustainability, sustainability report writing skills as well as the opportunity to network with peers in the industry focused on sustainability and reporting.
Creative Leadership, Collaboration and Co-creation for Sustainability: For many sustainability practitioners your job requires skills beyond scientific knowledge, analysis, data management and reporting. In fact, what most practitioners face is a need to manage people, tell a story, cast a vision and drive change within their organization.
In this workshop we will address the following questions: How do we transfer ideas, co-create expectations, spread vision, and inspire action, effectively and exponentially? How do we get other people to do what we want or need them to do? We don’t and we can’t. However, we can help people do what they want to do, and invite them to share, participate, and contribute in the sustainability work of your organization.
The soft skills workshop is a blend of key offerings from change management and creative leadership, which is an important framework for understanding your role as a sustainability practitioner and how to inspire and excite those you work with to share in the work around sustainability.
Hard Skills – There is a lot of technical expertise required for understanding and managing sustainability. This workshop brings together experts in various fields to share some practical advice and a sharpening of skills we need daily. Be it excel for managing data, carbon and energy calculations, waste management, and even public speaking or presentation skills.
If you are interested in receiving information about our workshops and other training please feel free to email us at email@example.com
For more educational programs, please visit the Sustainable Food Trade Association Webinar Series.