FYI Naturalist: Save Food; Waste Less in Nashville

Description

Time:  4pm PT  /  5pm MT  /  6pm CT  /  7pm ET
Host Organization:  
Warner Park Nature Center — Nashville, TN
Price:  
Free

Did you know that on average, each Nashvillian wastes 3.5 pounds of food per week? Nationally, the cost of food waste adds up to $1,800 per U.S. household annually. Banana peels, coffee grounds, rotten eggs—all of this food waste is sent to our landfills! Learn from experts at Metro Public Works and the Nashville Food Waste Initiative about how you can divert some of this waste and help the City reach its zero waste goal. The panel will discuss how you can: prevent food waste in your household (and encourage the businesses you patronize to do so as well); help rescue surplus food by volunteering with non-profits; and recycle your household and community food scraps. Register here.

Age level: Adults, 13 and up

Presenters: Linda Breggin, Senior Strategic Advisor, Nashville Food Waste Initiative, and Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute; Jenn Harrman, Waste Reduction Program Manager, Metro Public Works; Akielly Hu, Research Associate, Environmental Law Institute; Sharon Smith, Assistant Director, Metro Public Works