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Food Waste and Greenhouse Gas: Understanding and Reducing Emissions in Agriculture and Forestry

Learn how citizens can help farms and landfills reduce greenhouse gases - while saving money, land area, and natural resources by reducing food waste.

Registration is for the entire two hour session. Join when you can!

9:00-10:00 am

Food Waste: What We Know and 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, 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.

10:00-11:00 am

Innovative Case Studies from a New Hampshire Landfill

Presented by Marc Morgan, Solid Waste Manager, City of Lebanon, New Hampshire

During this webinar, you will learn how a municipal solid waste facility is working to reduce waste disposal and have a positive impact on the environment. This is being accomplished through a food scrap composting program. The City of Lebanon’s Food Scrap Program is open to commercial accounts and as a drop off point for residents.

These talks will be recorded and posted 7 days after the event at: https://blogs.cornell.edu/workinglands

Event Date Start-End
May 10, 2022 / 09:00 AM - May 10, 2022 / 11:00 AM