CLIMATE ACTION & REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

CLIMATE ACTION & REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

APRIL 20, 2023 | Charles Krug Winery, Carriage House

7:45 AM

Registration

8:00 AM

Mentor -OR- Show and Tell workshops

9:30 AM

Sustainable Services & Solutions Networking

10:30 AM

Keynote SPEAKER

11:15 AM

Break

11:30 AM

Living Room Salon

12:30 PM

Sustainable Services & Solutions Networking, Lunch & Wine

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CLIMATE ACTION & REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

April 20, 2023

Each of the other five pillars all contribute to climate action. Energy and water efficiency is critical in the vineyard and winery, and reduces operational carbon footprint. Similarly with recycling, composting and green purchasing. Reducing pesticide and fertilizer use also means reduced manufacturing, shipments, and costs, not to mention that nitrous oxide (which results from nitrogen fertilization) is 200x more potent that CO2 emissions. In terms of social equity there are considerations like employee commute and public transportation, as well as many examples where employees who work for leading businesses committed to sustainability will take these practices home with them, broadening the impact.


Then there are next steps in climate action, like renewable energy (first ensuring you don’t “solarize your inefficiencies”) and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging. As well as hot topics like LIGHTEN UP! – reducing bottle and packaging weight.


Next, you may ask, what is this “Regenerative” buzzword? These are win-win practices like cover crops, compost, reduced tillage, reduced fertilizer and pesticide use, planting hedgerows, preserving and restoring riparian and forest habitat, which increase soil health, water and nutrient retention, biodiversity, and vineyard resilience to drought and increasing high heat days. At the same time these practices store more carbon in the soil – called carbon sequestration. It is exciting that growers have an active and meaningful role that they can play in drawing down carbon emissions and being a part of the climate change solution!