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Reducing Campus Food Waste: Innovations and Ideas

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Kennedy Hall, Call Auditorium

This two day event, "Reducing Campus Food Waste: Innovations and Ideas" brings together community members, academics, and policy makers to engage with the Cornell and Ithaca community on an important, but often overlooked, sustainability issue. On Thursday May 2nd, at 5:30pm in Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall, Tristram Stuart (an international award-winning author, speaker, campaigner and expert on the environmental and social impacts of food) will be speaking on his advocacy, social entrepreneurship, and activism with his talk, "Food Waste & What We Can Do About it". Following Stuart, Gabe Kennedy (celebrity chef, business person, and Cornell alumni) will be hosting a catered reception in Call Auditorium.

On Friday May 3rd, from 9am to 5pm in the Africana Studies and Research Center Multipurpose Room, workshops and panels with representatives from think tanks, NGOs, and academia will be engaging on topics including:

-"Feeding Hungry (And Thirsty) People: New Ideas" [9:10am-12:05pm] featuring Ciara Low (Uproot Colorado), Dan Kuzrock (ReGrained), Rachel Landis (The Good Food Collective), Ben Chesler (Imperfect Produce), Sam Alcaine (Cornell University), and Dominique McMillan (Food Recovery Network).

-"Local initiatives" [12:45pm-1pm] featuring Meaghan Sheehan Rosen (Friendship Donation Network), Mark Darling (Ithaca College), and Shakima Clency (Cornell University).

-"Feeding Food Scraps to Animals" [2-3:10pm] featuring Tara Pike (University of Nevada-Las Vegas) & Tom Il Grande (Northstar Recycle).

-"Innovating for Source Reduction" [3:20-4:30pm] featuring Hannah Semler (Whole Crops) and Brian Lipinski (World Resources Institute).

-"Transforming Ideas Into Action" [4:30pm-4:45pm] featuring Ellen Meyer (US Environmental Protection Agency).


With support from Cornell Dining, the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, The Polson Institute for Global Development, Engaged Cornell, Regrained, and Entrepreneurship at Cornell.


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