July 19, 10:20 am - 11:45 am

Food Matters: Urban Solutions to Food Waste

University of Denver

Cities are uniquely positioned to lead the fight against food waste. Addressing food waste helps cities stabilize municipal waste management costs and meet climate and sustainability goals. Expanding food rescue enables cities to address gaps in the nutritional needs of communities.

NRDC’s Food Matters project, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, is working with cities and local partners to develop and implement strategies that will drive dramatic, innovative, and system-wide food waste reduction. At this session, the City and County of Denver, along with NRDC and local partners, will discuss strategies ranging from food waste prevention in businesses and homes, to increased food rescue and ramped up food scrap recycling efforts.

This session is available to participants of the Slow Food Leader Summit.

University of Denver