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Sustainable Food Trade Association Webinar Series

SFTA Knowledge Network: Green Team Dreams

September 6, 2019 at 10am PT / 1pm ET
This is a free event for SFTA members only.
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Many companies find that the Green Team is a great way to multiple the positive impacts of a company’s sustainability program. SFTA’s September Knowledge Network session is dedicated to exploring the challenges and advantages of using a green team as an extension of your sustainability program. The session kicks off with a member panel of sustainability experts from Mountain Rose Herbs and GoMacro. Both companies have worked with their own Green Teams for several years. After the opening panel, the session opens to group discussion to dig deeper. This will be an informal meeting format, incorporating the use of webcams for speakers and encouraging all participants to submit any questions they might have to the panel, and speak up with comments and questions. Attendees will walk away with new ideas on how to best invigorate green teams, common organizational structures, how to coordinate across multiple locations, and more.


Alyssa BascueAlyssa Bascue, Director of Sustainability, Mountain Rose Herbs
Alyssa Bascue has been a member of the Mountain Rose Herbs team since 2012. She produces an annual Sustainability Report, manages the charitable giving and grant programs, organizes employee volunteer workdays, guides zero waste practices, and represents Mountain Rose Herbs in the natural food industry. Her upbringing and education has equipped her with an understanding of the dynamic relationship between business, organic agriculture, and the nonprofit sector.

Doreen Gubernat-HoganDoreen Gubernat-Hogan, Senior Director of Sales, GoMacro
Doreen Gubernat-Hogan is the National Senior Director of Sales for GoMacro and the lead architect and facilitator of GoMacros’ Green Team. Doreen’s current career began working for a Natural and Organic Products industry broker. Later she become the National Sales/Education Director and board member for Endangered Species Chocolate, National Senior Director of Sales for Living Harvest Foods (TEMPT), and Senior Director of Sales for Kevita. While at Endangered Species Chocolate, Doreen had the opportunity to visit Naranjilla Co-Op in the Peruvian Andes to collaborate with cocoa farming communities developing conservation and educational programs.

Beyond Your Walls: Lessons Learned from Scope 3 Tracking

April 10, 2019 at 10am PT / 1pm ET
Cost: Free
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Note: This session was originally scheduled for February 25, 2019, but postponed due to weather related issues.

GHG Inventory expert Good Company will describe the foundational components of Scope 3 inventory tracking, including components such as employee commuting, transportation of ingredients and finished goods, co-packing and farming emissions. Open-source tools that exist to help calculate Scope 3 emissions will be reviewed, and approaches to assess or engage supply chain partners in the process will be highlighted. In particular, attendees at all stages of inventory management will benefit from learning about methodologies for tracking whether they are in beginning, intermediate, or advanced stages of Scope 3 inventory assessments.


Aaron ToneysAaron Toneys, Senior Associate with Good Company, provides clients with climate change mitigation analysis, tool development, technical research, and triple bottom line assessments. He is the principal developer of Good Company’s proprietary greenhouse gas inventory calculators and environmental assessment tools. Mr. Toneys has worked on over 150 greenhouse gas inventories across multiple sectors including food, city government, heavy construction, power generation, college campuses, and fuel production.

Justin Overdevest, Senior Associate with Good Company, provides clients with market, business feasibility and technical research and analysis. Recent work has included international supply chain and climate risk management solutions for international food processors, as well as solar program development for a state transportation department. Justin leads Good Company’s food practice and their international work, including clean tech.