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Finless in the Wild: Work, Play, and Everything in Between

November 1, 2022 / Events

The Finless team has had a very busy summer and fall season this year. Ready to see what we’ve been up to?

California Coastal Cleanup Day on Sep 14th – In honor of California’s 38th annual Coastal Cleanup Day in September, we coordinated an event of over 30 Finless staff members at Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Park – a site and partnership that was recommended by Finless’ Impact Advisory Board member, Michael Sutton.  This park is located near the Finless Foods HQ and the port in San Leandro Bay, which serves as the entry point for our supply chain. 

Together, we removed trash and invasive plants from the coastline and went on a guided bird walk where we saw local great blue Herons. Finless made a donation of $5,000 to support the activities of the Golden Gate Audubon Society – as a thank you for their day-to-day hard work to preserve this beautiful oasis in our backyard. We look forward to continuing our support of coastal communities, access to the outdoors, and habitat protection projects.

Finless Team Building Day on Sep 15th – At Finless, we love finding creative ways to celebrate our staff. So, we headed out to beautiful Lake Chabot, where our team participated in many fun team-building exercises and enjoyed the great outdoors. It was an absolute joy and we are already looking forward to our next adventure together!

Marine Sanctuaries Event on Sep 18th – We partnered with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Society for a celebratory event at the New York Aquarium. Finless was one of many leading conservation and ocean protection organizations in attendance to honor the designation of the Hudson Canyon as the newest National Marine Sanctuary. This was extra special to us, as the Hudson Canyon is an important ecosystem for the Atlantic bluefin tuna. Contributing to habitat protection for key species like the bluefin tuna is an important component of Finless’ mission to create a future where our ocean thrives. 

Climate Week Dinner on Sep 21st –  Over 100 climate activists, journalists, sustainability professionals, and community members gathered at The Gallery stage at NeueHouse in New York City to discuss sustainability and community resilience through the lenses of regenerative travel and reimagining a regenerative blue economy. 

According to panelist Shannon Cosentino-Roush, Chief Strategy Officer at Finless Foods, building coalitions and sharing best practices are crucial to creating the momentum necessary to scale innovation, shake up entire industries, and affect meaningful change for our ocean and planet. 

Plant Based World Expo on Sep 8th-9th – Our Policy and Impact Manager, Lauren Latchford, represented Finless Foods at our booth at the Plant Based World Expo in New York. Amongst the showcasing of our plant-based tuna by our sales team, an incredibly diverse array of plant-based products made an appearance, ranging from burgers and nuggets to protein powders and chocolate bars. This was a key event as chefs, restaurateurs, and government agencies from around the world were in attendance to learn how they can best serve their communities with sustainable and plant-based food solutions. We were honored to have attended as a nominee of the World Plant Based Awards for Best Plant-Based Seafood, and look forward to coming back next year with more to offer. 

We have many more exciting events planned and we can’t wait to share them with you. Be sure to follow us on social media @finlessfoods for updates! 

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