September 11, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati OH 45202
This regional event will be a critical step forward in understanding the progress
Online registration is now closed,
A limited number of scholarships are available for those with limited incomes.
Thank you to our organizing partners:
Green Umbrella's food waste work over the last two years ha been made possible by Partners for Places – a project of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities -- with matching support from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Haile Foundation and Interact for Health.
Objectives of the day:
1. To showcase strategies for reducing food waste that are being implemented in Cincinnati in order to encourage broader adoption
2. Identify strategic priorities for collaborating on eliminating wasted food in our region.
8:00 Doors open
Registration, coffee available in Green Room
9:15 MEASUREMENT: RECOGNIZING THERE IS A PROBLEM
Breakout A: Panelists discuss challenges facing retailers and shoppers in measuring and understanding the magnitude and causes of their food waste.
Breakout B: Panelists discuss the complexities of institute food waste measurement and tracking in commercial food service kitchens.
Breakout C: Cincy Food Waste 101 - Learn about the history and progress of food waste efforts in Hamilton Co and Franklin Co, Ohio
10:00 PREVENTION: NATIONAL AND LOCAL EFFORTS
Breakout A: Learn about and discuss efforts to PREVENT food waste in the retail supply chain and among consumers.
Breakout B: Learn about and discuss how restaurants and food service establishments institute and increase food waste prevention practices.
Breakout C: Food Waste at K-12 Schools: How can we expand curriculum and cafeteria practices that instill food waste prevention in the next generation?
12:15 RECOVERY: MAKING USE OF EXCESS FOOD OPPORTUNITIES
Breakout A: Learn about and discuss strategies for improving recovery of surplus food from retail and consumption in the emergency food supply chain.
Breakout B: Learn about and discuss strategies in our region for recovering prepared foods and providing meals to those in need.
Breakout C: Learn about and discuss efforts to create value added products using surplus food from retail and farms.
1:45 RECYCLING: THE MEANS OF LAST RESORT FOR KEEPING ORGANICS FROM LANDFILL
Breakout A: Learn the history of efforts to create large scale composting in Greater Cincinnati and discuss potential solutions.
Breakout B: Learn about the variety of technologies institutions and restaurants can use to convert food waste into compost.
Breakout C: Learn about neighborhood and community efforts that are increasing consumer opportunities to convert food waste into compost.
3:15 PLENARY: CREATING A COLLECTIVE ROADMAP
Become a Sponsor:
We offer a number of sponsor opportunities for the Forum. By participating in this event, you will reach a dynamic collection of individuals committed to improving health outcomes and reducing diet related diseases.
All sponsors will be featured on display boards around the conference throughout the day as well as in the Summit’s printed program booklet. Benefits include social media exposure, printed articles, news releases, advertisements, logo on print materials and more.
On November 4, 2016, Green Umbrella, along with the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environment and Sustainability, Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District and Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University convened the first ever regional meeting concerning food waste. The forum brought together over 150 stakeholders from across the food system for a strategic conversation on how to prevent, recover, and recycle wasted food in the Greater Cincinnati region.
Out of that forum came the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Waste Action Plan, which provided a roadmap for stakeholders to collaborate on preventing, recovering and recycling wasted food in the region. Since then, numerous initiatives have emerged locally and nationally to address this ongoing problem.