September 11, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati OH 45202
This regional event will be a critical step forward in understanding the progress
Early Bird ($35) extended until 8/25
A limited number of scholarships are available for those with limited incomes.
Thank you to our organizing partners:
Green Umbrella's food waste work over the last two years ha been made possible by Partners for Places – a project of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities -- with matching support from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Haile Foundation and Interact for Health.
Objectives of the day:
1. To showcase strategies for reducing food waste that are being implemented in Cincinnati in order to encourage broader adoption
2. Identify strategic priorities for collaborating on eliminating wasted food in our region.
8:00 Doors open
Registration, coffee available in Green Room
9:15 MEASUREMENT: RECOGNIZING THERE IS A PROBLEM
Breakout A: The challenges facing retailers and shoppers
Breakout B: Weighing the waste in food service
Breakout C: Food Waste 101
10:10 PREVENTION: NATIONAL AND LOCAL EFFORTS
Breakout A: Retail level solutions to preventing food waste
Breakout B: Professional chefs: their knowledge base and strategies for going beyond the basics
Breakout C: Addressing Food Waste at Schools
12:30 RECOVERY: MAKING USE OF EXCESS FOOD OPPORTUNITIES
Breakout A: Retail Recovery: Minimizing waste, minimizing hunger
Breakout B: Real Time Food Rescue
Breakout C: Creating markets for excess food
1:40 RECYCLING: THE MEANS OF LAST RESORT FOR KEEPING ORGANICS FROM LANDFILL
Breakout A: Why don’t we have an Anaerobic Digestor?
Breakout B: Technological tools and challenges for institutions to divert from landfill
Breakout C (Studio) Community and soil building compost
2:40 PLENARY CREATING A COLLECTIVE ROADMAP
Become a Sponsor:
We offer a number of sponsor opportunities for the Forum. By participating in this event, you will reach a dynamic collection of individuals committed to improving health outcomes and reducing diet related diseases.
All sponsors will be featured on display boards around the conference throughout the day as well as in the Summit’s printed program booklet. Benefits include social media exposure, printed articles, news releases, advertisements, logo on print materials and more.
On November 4, 2016, Green Umbrella, along with the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environment and Sustainability, Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District and Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University convened the first ever regional meeting concerning food waste. The forum brought together over 150 stakeholders from across the food system for a strategic conversation on how to prevent, recover, and recycle wasted food in the Greater Cincinnati region.
Out of that forum came the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Waste Action Plan, which provided a roadmap for stakeholders to collaborate on preventing, recovering and recycling wasted food in the region. Since then, numerous initiatives have emerged locally and nationally to address this ongoing problem.