Reduce and Recover: Save Food for the People

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Date(s) - 06/28/2016 - 06/29/2016
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Harvard Law School


Join the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and RecyclingWorks Massachusetts for an action-oriented conference.

HarvardLawThis two-day event will convene entrepreneurs, practitioners, policymakers, and enthusiasts to further a public dialogue on reaching EPA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s national food waste reduction goal of 50% by 2030. 

The conference will focus on the top two tiers of EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy, which prioritizes actions people can take to reduce and recover wasted food: “source reduction” and “feed hungry people.” Speakers will highlight innovative solutions from New England and across the nation to reduce wasted food and recover edible food for people.Register here.

Conference topics will include:

  • Food Recovery Entrepreneurs and Innovation
  • Donation Opportunities by Sector: Farm, Retail, and Institutions
  • Consumer Awareness and Education
  • Federal, State and Local Regulations and Policies
  • Strategies to Measure Waste


Jennifer Roach is the Civic Engagement Fellow in Allbritton for the academic year 2015-2016. She is a recent Wesleyan alumni, class of 2014. Since graduating, she has moved to Hartford to continue developing Summer of Solutions Hartford, an urban farming internship program she worked on during her time at Wesleyan.