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Food Matters: Impacts & Solutions in Greenwich

Join Julie DesChamps, founder and chair of Waste Free Greenwich, to learn about the most promising solution to our waste crisis - the diversion of wasted food through prevention, donation and recycling. Wasted food, which composes nearly a quarter of our waste stream, is the key to reducing our waste stream, alleviating food insecurity and cutting our carbon footprint. Discover the innovative initiatives currently underway and future goals of Waste Free Greenwich across sectors - residential, educational, business and municipal - to reduce the impacts of wasted food and empower our community for a more sustainable future.

Waste Free Greenwich will have compost kits for sale for $20 cash or check.  

Monday, April 15, 2024
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cos Cob Library Community Room
  Home and Garden     Lecture and Conversation     STEAM  
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Connecticut's waste management system is broken, resulting in increased fiscal costs and detrimental impacts on public health and the environment. Generation of waste is far outpacing disposal capacity in the Nutmeg State. Although an ever growing portion of our waste is now buried or burned out of state, regional landfill capacity will soon decrease by 40%, and incinerators are aging and closing. Our current system is unsustainable, and Greenwich is already feeling the impact of this crisis.