Harnessing Consumers & Communities to Help Meet U.S. Food Waste Reduction Goals

Columbus, Ohio
Friday, August 26, 2016

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8:00      Registration Opens

            Coffee and unstaffed posters will be available

8:50      Welcome and Overview

            Brian Roe, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development  
            Economics at Ohio State University

9:00      Keynote Session with Q&A
            Session Introduction - 
Susan Mooney, US EPA Region 5
US Food Waste Reduction Goals: The Role of Consumers & Communities
             - Dr. Elise Golan, United States Department of Agriculture

9:45      Session I

             Understanding and Shaping Household Behavior to Meet Community Food
             Waste Goals
             - Ashley Zanolli, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
             - Laura Moreno, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley
             - Viki Sonntag, EcoPraxis
             - Peter Cech, Metro Vancouver

             Moderator: Brian Roe, Ohio State University     

11:00     Break & Poster Session – OSU and Community Partners Staff Posters

11:10     Session II

             Avoiding the Landfill: Food Waste Diversion Options for Communities


             - Susan Mooney, US EPA Region 5
             - Mike Long, Resource100

             Moderator: Angel Arroyo-Rodriguez, US EPA

 12:25     Lunch

Lunch will be provided by The Crest Gastropub.

1:15        Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

              Breakout 1: Overcoming Barriers to Implementing Food Waste
              Diversion Programs: Ohio Examples


              - Susann Moeller, DNO Produce
              - David Andre, Andre Farms
              - Ben Fledderjohan, Sustainable Solutions
              - Ray Leard, Compost Exchange

              Moderator: Brandi Whetstone, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Committee
              Location: Bob Evans Memorial Auditorium

              Breakout 2: How to Begin Baseline Food Waste Data Collection 
              With Households and Neighborhoods


              - Peter Cech, Metro Vancouver
              - Laura Moreno, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley

              Moderator: Brian Roe, Ohio State University
              Location: Room 110

2:25        Break & Poster Session – OSU and Community Partners Staff Posters

2:40        Flipped Sessions (Choose One): Identifying Opportunities and
              Overcoming Barriers for your Organization’s Food Waste Programs
Session 1: Solid Waste Districts and Municipalities

              Moderator: Mike Long, Resource100
              Location: Bob Evans Memorial Auditorium

              Session 2: Educational and Related Institutions

              Moderator: Tony Gillund, Sustainability at Ohio State University
              Location: Room 150

              Session 3: Community Groups and Related Organizations

              Moderator: Christy Cook, Sodexo
              Location: Room 110

3:45        Regroup, Summarize, and Evaluation    

4:00        Adjourn

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