Urban Green Live: Tackling food waste (w/Dana Gunders)
Hosted by Urban Green Council CEO John Mandyck, Urban Green Live features international industry experts to answer your questions about a low carbon future.
On November 18, 2021, we welcomed Dana Gunders, Executive Director of ReFED. In this episode, Dana and John discussed food waste in the United States and its impacts on food security, the environment and the economy.
Chief Executive Officer
John 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 having done business in 53 countries. He’s an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business and also served as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health. John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council and a former board chair of Urban Green. He is co-author of the book Food Foolish and has published about sustainability in Harvard Business Review.
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.
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