Episode 12: Tackling Food Waste

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Dana Gunders

Join us for the next episode of Urban Green Live hosted by Urban Green Council CEO John Mandyck. This live interview series features industry experts who share their insights and answer your questions about a low-carbon future.

On November 18, John will chat with Dana Gunders, an expert on food systems and one of the first people to raise the alarm about how much food goes unsold or uneaten across the country. They'll discuss food waste and its subsequent impacts on food security, the environment and the economy.

Dana Gunders
Executive Director, ReFED

Dana Gunders is Executive Director of ReFED, a national nonprofit working to reduce food loss and waste by advancing data-driven solutions. Prior to her role at ReFED, Dana served as a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she authored the landmark Wastedreport about food waste and testified before Congress on the topic. She also launched the "Save The Food'' campaign with the Ad Council and wrote the popular Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook to provide consumers with easy-to-use strategies to reduce the amount of food that goes to waste in their homes. Dana has made a number of appearances in the media – including on PBS "NewsHour," "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver, CNBC, and FOX News – and was called “the woman who helped start the waste-free movement” by Consumer Reports.

John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

John Mandyck joined Urban Green Council in 2018 as its first-ever CEO. He capped a 25-year career as Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Corporation, a Fortune 45 global leader in the building, aerospace and food refrigeration industries. He also serves as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business. John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council, a former board chair of Urban Green, and co-author of the book Food Foolish.