The ​Harnessing ​Consumers ​& ​Communities ​to ​Help ​Meet ​U.S. ​Food ​Waste ​Reduction ​Goals ​Conference ​and ​Webinar was held on Friday, August 26th. Click on any link below to view the speaker’s presentation. You can view the event program here.


8:00      Registration Opens

Coffee and unstaffed posters will be available

8:50      Welcome and Overview

Brian Roe, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at Ohio State University

9:00      Keynote Session with Q&A

Session Introduction – 
Susan Mooney, US EPA Region 5
US Food Waste Reduction Goals: The Role of Consumers & Communities
– Dr. Elise Golan, United States Department of Agriculture

9:45      Session I: Understanding and Shaping Household Behavior to Meet Community Food Waste Goals


Ashley Zanolli, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Laura Moreno, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley
Viki Sonntag, EcoPraxis
Peter Cech, Metro Vancouver

Moderator: Brian Roe, Ohio State University

11:00     Break & Poster Session – OSU and Community Partners Staff Posters

11:10     Session II: Avoiding the Landfill: Food Waste Diversion Options for Communities

Panelists:- Susan Mooney, US EPA Region 5
Mike Long, Resource100

Moderator: Angel Arroyo-Rodriguez, US EPA

12:25     Lunch will be provided by The Crest Gastropub.

1:15        Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

Breakout 1: Overcoming Barriers to Implementing Food Waste Diversion Programs: Ohio Examples


Susann Moeller, DNO Produce
David Andre, Andre Farms
Ben Fledderjohan, Sustainable Solutions
Ray Leard, Compost Exchange

Moderator: Brandi Whetstone, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Committee
Location: Bob Evans Memorial Auditorium

Breakout 2: How to Begin Baseline Food Waste Data Collection With Households and Neighborhoods


Peter Cech, Metro Vancouver
Laura Moreno, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley

Moderator: Brian Roe, Ohio State University
Location: Room 110

2:25      Break & Poster Session – OSU and Community Partners Staff Posters

2:40      Flipped Sessions (Choose One): Identifying Opportunities and Overcoming Barriers for your Organization’s Food Waste Programs

Session 1: Solid Waste Districts and Municipalities

Moderator: Mike Long, Resource100
Location: Bob Evans Memorial Auditorium

Session 2: Educational and Related Institutions

Moderator: Tony Gillund, Sustainability at Ohio State University
Location: Room 150

Session 3: Community Groups and Related Organizations

Moderator: Christy Cook, Sodexo
Location: Room 110

3:45      Regroup, Summarize, and Evaluation    

4:00      Adjourn