Events Details

Education and Outreach

As part of the SPC's education and outreach, it holds several in-person and online meetings and educational events a year. The SPC believes it will require collaboration throughout the supply chain to affect the change needed to realize sustainable packaging. As a result, the SPC continually looks for opportunities to advance its mission through participation in and hosting of conferences and meetings.


SPC October Open Forum - Working Landscape Certificates

Working Landscape Certificates 

Thursday, October 28
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
As the interest in biomaterials grows, so follows concern regarding sourcing issues surrounding these materials including food competition, water and fertilizer use, inclusion of GMOs, and energy consumption. The Working Landscapes Certificate (WLC) program is being offered in 2010 by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and Green Harvest Technology (GHT) to promote more sustainable agricultural production for emerging biomaterials sectors, including the bioplastics industry. This innovative program allows manufacturers, retailers and other consumers of commodity crops to offer a more sustainable product to their customers by encouraging sustainable crop production, providing additional income to farmers using these practices, and improving the overall ecological impact of agricultural production.  In this Open Forum we will hear from the Sustainable Biomaterials Collaborative, and their efforts to include promotion of WLCs. Learn more

Brenda Platt, Co-Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Co-Chair, Sustainable Biomaterials Collaborative (SBC) 
David Levine, Executive Director, American Sustainable Business Council, SBC steering committee and founding partner Green Harvest Technology

To Attend
SPC contacts from member companies are emailed the call-in information two weeks before the call. If you are part of a member company and would like to attend the call but did not receive the information, please contact us and we will send it to you.