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Philly Talks Trash: Food: Waste Reduction and Recovery
February 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Did you know that in the US 30 – 40% of food grown, processed and distributed is not eaten? The overproduction of food magnifies many of the negative environmental and climate impacts that are attributable to conventional agriculture. In addition, the economics of overproduction have tremendous social impacts as well, with billions of food waste-related dollars that could alleviate food insecurity instead of going up in the smoke of incinerators or being buried in landfills releasing pollutants, greenhouse gases, and impacting public health.
Our February program will focus on some of Philly’s programs that work towards getting food to people and diverting it from being buried or burned. We will learn about the reduction and recovery of food waste from large scale Philadelphia supermarkets, businesses and institutions alongside the grassroots-driven Community Fridge movement, which is growing quickly here. The topic will be introduced by Coryanne Mansell, the Center for EcoTechnology’s Client Service’s Strategist. We will then engage in a lively discussion with Kait Bowdler, the Director of Food Sourcing at Philabundance and Syona Arora, the Founder of the South Philadelphia Community Fridge.