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Online Food Waste Solutions Summit
April 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host the first annual Maine Food Waste Solutions Summit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 9, to build awareness of the growing food waste problem and to share solutions that promote economic development, address hunger and improve natural resource management in Maine.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that nearly 40 percent of all food produced in the U.S. is never eaten. Mainers waste 280 million pounds of food annually, yet according to Feeding America, 200,000 of our neighbors suffer from food insecurity.
This free virtual forum seeks to find collaborative solutions to these problems by supporting businesses, organizations and communities working to develop sustainable strategies that address food waste with creative recovery and recycling solutions.
The summit is funded, in part, by a Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) food waste diversion grant. According to Mark King, Maine DEP Organics specialist, “The summit education aligns very closely with our goals and interests regarding food rescue and reuse towards higher and better end uses.”
To register and receive the Zoom link, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Susanne Lee, faculty fellow at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, at [email protected].
- April 9
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions