From farm to fork, Americans toss about 40% of all food produced, while 1 in 6 goes hungry.
It’s a huge waste of financial and environmental resources.
We can do better. Bring your lunch and learn how.
Preventing Wasted Food and Recovering Food Waste
Thurston County Public Works – 9605 Tilley Road SW, Olympia, WA 98512
October 8, 11:00 – Check in at Building “C” reception desk
For more information, contact Terri Thomas at 360-867-2279 or firstname.lastname@example.org
11:00 – 12:00
- Find out what is being done in Thurston County to reduce wasted food and keep food waste out of the landfill
- How much food we really waste in Thurston County
- Efforts to increase donations of surplus edible food from stores and restaurants
- Residential awareness campaign and school education
- Anaerobic digester feasibility study
- Q and A
- Hear about an exciting new technology from WISErg. The Harvester is a self-contained, on-site unit that manages food waste from large generators such as grocery stores and buffets. This can offer a more cost effective and environmentally friendly option than trash or organics collection. The material is collected from the unit by WISErg to create organic liquid fertilizer. To learn more, visit www.wiserg.com
- For those interesting in staying, we will hold the Thurston County premier of the documentary, Just Eat It. Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of wasted food from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their fridge. Catch a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America. www.foodwastemovie.com