Sustainable Food Trade Association Webinar Series
Past Webinar presentations are free for SFTA members and can be downloaded in the Member Center. If you are not a SFTA Member, you can purchase archived Webinar Videos.
April Webinar – Animal Welfare
When: April 25, 2013 9am PDT
Register: Online Here
Cost: $10 (Free for SFTA members)
Rebecca Thistlewaite – Sustain Consulting and SFTA Board member
Callyn Kircher - Oregon Tilth organic animal certification specialist
Andrew Gunther – Animal Welfare Approved
Carrie Balkcom – American Grassfed Association
Animal care is a vitally important issue in the arena of organic food. SFTA is providing an opportunity to know more about the details of the different certifications, language of animal care and most importantly an opportunity to connect with experts on the subject. Join us for our webinar that will cover the NOP rules for animal production (meat, milk, eggs, slaughter), discuss animal welfare standards and certification programs and discuss the meaning of grass & pasture-based certification as well as definitions.
May Webinar – Using Life Cycle Assessment to Drive Sustainability Decisions
When: May 30, 2013 10am-11am PDT
Register: Online Here
Cost: $10.00 (Free for SFTA members)
Speakers: Roain Atwood and Cheryl Baldwin – Senior Consultants for Pure Strategies, Shauna Sadowski – Director of Sustainability at Annie’s, Inc.
Making decisions about product and packaging designs can be complicated. Developing strategies can sometimes be even more challenging. What are the biggest impacts over the life cycle of a product? Where are the best opportunities to reduce cost and reduce impacts? Life cycle assessment is a tool that can help answer these questions that many companies use to guide strategy and to help make these product and packaging decisions.
Attend this webinar and learn how companies use life cycle assessment to (a) evaluate product environmental impacts and design options and (b) evaluate an entire portfolio of products to help drive overall corporate product strategy with the environment in mind. The webinar will cover the basics of life cycle assessment, and its strategic and tactical uses. It includes a case study on the use of life-cycle assessment by Annie’s Homegrown to understand company impacts and communicate the benefits of organic versus conventional ingredients.