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Cities and Counties Leading Efforts to Reduce Food Waste - July 16, 2014

Cities and counties across the country are adopting policies that curb food waste from going into landfills.  Many are also using the food waste to produce natural fertilizer and bioenergy.  Others have programs set up to make sure nutritious uneaten food goes to food banks and pantries.  

This first webinar in the U.S. Food Waste Challenge Webinar series featured city and county leaders and a university manager who are leading efforts to reduce, recover, and recycle food waste.  As former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, food waste is the “final recycling frontier” for many cities.  

Whether you’re a mayor, county official, sustainability manager, or concerned citizen, enjoy the great presentations from the webinar presenters. 

Elise Golan, USDA Director of Sustainable Development
Cheryl Coleman, EPA Acting Director for the Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division
Jack Macy, San Francisco Department of Environmental Commercial Zero Waste Coordinator
Marty Homan, Franklin County Board of Commissioners Public Information Officer
Brian Langolf, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Lab Manager