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Our webinars are hosted by diverse stakeholders and industry players from across the food system, including state and local governments, schools, grassroots organizations, hospitality organizations, entrepreneurs, and other opinion leaders. They will share their perspectives and best practices on a variety of topics throughout the week. 

Monday, April 4, 2022

 EPA Region 4

11:00-12:35 am EDT            

"The EPA's National Focus on Prevention"

Presenter: Kim Charick, Southeast Team Lead at the U.S. Environment Protection Agency


Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina present state updates


1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT         

"The Role Policy Plays in Reducing Food Waste"

Presenter: Molly Cohen, Clinical Instructor for Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic, Virginia Beach High School Policy Activists


2:30-4:00 pm EDT           

"Food Banks: Florida’s MVPs in Food Waste Prevention and Addressing Food Insecurity"

Presenter: Chris Snow, Recycle Florida Today and Feeding Florida and Farm Share

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Collaborative Solutions in Action

11:00 -11:50 am EDT            

"National Solutions in Action" Angel Veza, ReFed and Turner Wyatt, Upcycled Food Association



12:00-12:50 pm EDT           

"How to Tackle Food Waste in Your City or Town: Tools and Examples for Impact"

Moderator: Nina Sevilla, NRDC

Panelists: Brittany McPeak, City of Orlando; Robin Henderson, Program Manager, Office of Environment and Sustainability, City of Cincinnati; Helena Rudoff, Waste Reduction Programs Lead, Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia

1:00-1:50 pm EDT         

"State and Regional Solutions in Action - Washington State and the Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment"

Moderator: Franziska Alesso- Bendisch, Better Food Alliance

Presenters: Jade Monroe, Food Waste Reduction Lead, Washington Department of Ecology; Pete Pearson, World Wildlife Fund

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Hospitality and the Event Industry

 "The Circularity of Event Food Waste - A Full Menu of Perspectives" 


11:00-11:50 am EDT           

 "Minimizing Event Food Waste:  Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance"

Moderator: Marianne Schmidhofer, Sustainability Managing Director, What's Your Purpose Meetings and Events

Panelists: Joanna Berens, JB Hospitality and SENFC Zero Food Waste Chair & President; Brittany Price, Director of Sustainable Operations, MGM Resorts International; Brittany McPeak, Sustainability Project Coordinator, Office of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando


12:00-12:45 pm EDT           

"The Circularity of Event Food Scraps:  Cooking & Composting - A Virtual Demo"

Presenters: Chef John Noble Masi - PhD Candidate 2025, Faculty of Culinary/Industry Consulting Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, FIU; Dr. John Buschman, Co-director of the Global Sustainable Tourism Program, Director of Hospitality at Sea Program, Chaplin School of Hospitality, Florida International University


1:00-1:50 pm EDT         

"Composting & Compostable Single Use Serviceware:  Dispelling the Myths"

Moderator: Sue Flak, Recycling Coordinator & Marketing Director, Indian River County Solid Waste Disposal District

Panelists: Xavier DeRoos, Founder of Renuable; Anastasia Mikhalochkina, Founder of Lean Orb Co


4:00-5:00 pm EDT           

"SENFC Sips n Tips: Share Your Favorite F&B Tip to Reduce Waste" [Live Virtual Networking]

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Hospitals and Healthcare Solutions

11:00 -12:30 am EDT

Reducing Wasted Food in Illinois Hospitals and Healthcare Systems 

Presenters: Alliance for Health Equity (AHE) and the Wasted Food Action Alliance (WFAA)

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Community and Grassroots Solutions

11:00 -11:50 am EDT

"K-12 and University Solutions"

Moderator:  Teddy Lhoutellier, University of Miami, Sustainability

Presenters: Food Future Hackathon Winners, FSU Sustainable Campus, Orange County Schools Share Tables partnership with Means Database


12:00-12:50 pm EDT          

"Community Composting: Successes, Challenges and Possibilities" 

Presenters: Susan Thoman, Compost Manufacturing Alliance; Xavier DeRoos, Renuable; Dustin Dubois, Filthy Organics

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