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Food Waste 101

September 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT


40% of all food is wasted in the United States, which represents an annual estimated cost of $218 billion. That is on average 400 pounds of food per person every year! In this session, we’ll explore the overall issue of food waste, what the Nashville Food Waste Initiative is doing about it, how food can be recovered to feed our own community in need, and how Nashvillians can reduce food waste across all levels of the food waste pyramid.

Special Guest Speakers::

Linda Breggin,
Director, Center for State, Tribal, & Local Environmental Programs,
Environmental Law Institute

This event is free and open to the public. Registration required to view live.


Metro Public Works and Urban Green Lab are partnering on a new educational series “Sustainable in the City: Thinking Upstream” focused on how Nashvillians can better reduce, reuse, and recycle and live more sustainably.

Hosted by Metro Nashville’s Waste Reduction Program Manager Jenn Harrman and Urban Green Lab’s Sustainability Education Manager Patrick King, “Sustainable in the City: Thinking Upstream” features interviews, webinars, and panel discussions with Nashville’s top experts in all areas of waste and sustainability.


September 22, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Event Category:


Urban Green Lab
Metro Nashville Public Works



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