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Zero Food Waste Forum

In the United States alone 40 percent of our food is wasted. To address this issue, the Zero Food Waste Forum welcomes participants to collaborate and learn from expert advocates such as Jordan Figueiredo, founder of and Zero Food Waste Forum. Discover how to ignite change and reduce waste in our food system. All stakeholders are welcome: growers, grocers, restaurateurs, distributors, food banks, disposal companies and members of the public.

$25 Registration

Free to students.
Contact Jeanine Malone for your discount code.

8:30 - 9:00 Introductions + Setting the Landscape for the Day
Patricia Reiter, Executive Director, ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
Jordan Figueiredo, Founder of @uglyfruitandveg and The Zero Food Waste Forum
Dr. Chris Wharton, Senior Sustainability Scientist, ASU Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

9:00 - 10:00 Prevention
Andrew Shakman, Co-Founder and CEO, LeanPath
Mark Campbell, Manager of Sustainability Policy and Programs, SRP
Kristen Osgood, Project Manager, ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
Zoë Heller, Manager, Zero Waste Section, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, R9

10:00-10:15 Networking Break

10:15-11:15 Rescue
Dave Keiser, Director of Field Operations, Waste Not
Yolanda Soto, CEO and President, Borderlands Food Bank
Justin Kacer, Sustainability Analyst, Sprouts

11:15-Noon Workshops
Workshop One: Dwindle Down Food Waste with the EPA Food Recovery Challenge
Food waste from restaurants, grocery stores and cafeterias contribute greatly to the high amount of food that ends up in the landfill. While many chefs and food service operators excel at keeping food waste to a minimum, there are some fantastic tools and strategies that can help you analyze and measure where food waste is affecting your bottom line and how to divert it from the landfill. Join the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Local First Arizona to learn about these tools offered through the EPA Food Recovery Challenge.
J.B. Shaw, Recycling Coordinator, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Helene Tack, Development Director, Local First Arizona

Workshop Two: Accessing the Power of Food: Outreach, Messaging and Imagery Strategies Around Preventing Wasted Food
Food waste prevention outreach and messaging doesn't have to be all about boring scraps, materials and bins; it can be engaging, fun and more. Join Jordan Figueiredo of the internationally successful @UglyFruitAndVeg campaign for this fun and thought-provoking mini-workshop to explore how to reach people with powerful, eye-catching and memorable messaging.
Presenter: Jordan Figueiredo, Founder of @uglyfruitandveg and The Zero Food Waste Forum

Noon-1:00 Lunch at the Space Between Park

1:00-2:00 Recycle
Valerie Ramos, Development Director, Tempe Community Action Agency
Stephanie Vasquez, Owner Fair Trade Cafe
JD Hill, Co-Founder, Recycled City
David Hertzberg, President and CEO, Sonoran Waste Disposal

2:00-3:00 Holistic
Deborah Thirkhill, Arboretum Program Coordinator, Arizona State University
Alana Levine, Assistant Director Zero Waste, Arizona State University.
Krista Hicks, Sustainability Manager, Aramark at Arizona State University
Rita French, Executive Chef, Engrained Café

3:00-3:15 Networking Break

3:15-4:15 Meet In Breakout Groups

4:15 - 4:45 Report Back and Summarize Day

6:30 Outdoor screening of “Just Eat It” at Space Between Park

Friday, February 19, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.