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Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention.

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Supporting World Water Day

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on March 20, 2020

[Note: Please see here for advice on reducing food waste during a Covid-19 shut down.]

Sunday, March 22, is World Water Day, an annual observance organized by the United Nations.

We all know the importance of food in our daily lives – and at no time is that more important than in the virus-impacted world of today when our food supplies are being unexpectedly disrupted. So it is fitting that at this point in time we also reflect on our most precious natural resource – water – which makes the growth of our food possible.

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Topics: Announcements, Food Waste Policy

Leanpath 12.3 Initiative update: partnering on research with SESYNC

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on February 26, 2020

In 2019, Leanpath launched the Leanpath 12.3 Initiative, an effort to expand the reach of food waste prevention knowledge and tools to non-profits and educational organizations. As part of the Initiative, we’re excited to report on a research partnership we've joined entitled, “Food Waste and the Environment” sponsored by SESYNC – The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center.

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Topics: Announcements, Food Waste Policy

Chef Ann Cooper and Leanpath create new food waste engagement tools for elementary schools

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on November 20, 2019

Chef Ann Cooper, Director of Nutrition Services for Boulder Valley School District, in Colorado, USA, and founder of the Chef Ann Foundation has worked with Leanpath to reduce food waste across the district. We also recently collaborated on a new curriculum teaching the importance of food waste prevention to elementary school students.

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Topics: Case Study, Food Waste Strategies

Scaling food waste prevention at the ReFED Food Waste Summit 2019

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on November 1, 2019

We’ve just returned from ReFED’s 2019 Food Waste Summit in San Francisco, where we were excited to participate with many long-time partners and colleagues on the challenge of advancing food waste reduction at scale in accordance with Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals - which calls for cutting global food waste in half by 2030.

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Topics: Announcements, Food Waste Policy

Our actions are our future: World Food Day 2019

Posted by Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention. on October 16, 2019

Today is World Food Day – a day that we take to heart at Leanpath. Coming on the heels of Climate Week in New York City, where we spent several days engaged in energizing sessions on how to positively change the global food system with numerous partners and thought leaders from organizations such as the World Resources Institute and Champions 12.3, The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN), and the Future Food Institute, we’re even more energized by the importance of this day.

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Topics: Announcements, Food Waste Policy