What: Learn how citizens can help farms and landfills reduce greenhouse gases – while saving money, land area, and natural resources by reducing food waste.
9:00-10:00am — Food Waste: what we know & what we don’t
Presented by Dr. Zach Conrad, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Global Research Institute at William & Mary
Food waste is an issue for public health, the environment, and food affordability. This webinar describes the current state of science on these relationships, drawing from the most contemporary evidence from around the world but focusing on the United States. Specifically, this webinar describes the difference between food loss and waste, food waste reduction targets, health impacts, environmental impacts, economic impacts, which foods are wasted most, why we waste food, and ways to reduce food waste at the individual level and system level.
10:00-11:00am — Innovative case studies from a New Hampshire landfill
Presented by Marc Morgan, Solid Waste Manager, City of Lebanon, New Hampshire
Learn how Lebanon, NH is building strategies to reduce landfilled food waste and methane and making topsoil!
When: Tuesday, May 10th from 9-11am
How to Register: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_89SJeJNXSqySgW7G2Gh5DA (the login is the same for both talks)
Hosted by: Cornell University & the USDA Northeast Climate Hub with support from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Smith Lever Project 2012-20-110