2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit Agenda

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9:00AM – Opening

9:00AM – Welcome
David Hart – Director, Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, UMaine

9:03AM – Importance of Maine Food Waste Solutions Work
Paula Clark – Director, Division of Materials Management, Maine Department of Environmental Protection

9:05AM – Summit Overview and Introductions
Susanne Lee – Faculty Fellow, Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions: Food Waste Program


9:10AM – Keynote Presentations : The Food Waste Problem

9:10AM – Keynote: Food Waste Problem & Solutions – U.S. & Maine Data Solutions Update
Angel Veza, ReFED (Rethink Food Waste through Economics & Data)

9:25AM – Keynote: Food Waste Solutions – Federal Policy
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, U.S. Representative


9:40AM – Keynote Panel: Why Stop Food Waste? Q&A Discussion

10:10AM – Sessions: Food Waste Solutions – How can we take action?

10:10AM – Maine Success Stories


10:45AM – Student Intern Updates: Maine Food Waste Pilots

11:15AM – Food Waste Solution Workshops: How to Get Started?

Optional in-workshop break

11:45AM – Summit Finale: Maine Food Waste Solutions – Next Steps