The California Integrated Waste Management Board's Statewide Food Residuals Diversion Summit (Summit) is fast approaching. The Summit is scheduled for October 22nd and 23rd in Sacramento, CA. This event will bring many players together to share viewpoints, overcome obstacles and help shape policy. The early registration deadline has passed, but there are still some registration and exhibitor spaces open.
The Summit agenda and program information have been added to the registration website at: http://www.rce.csus.edu/cts/food/index.htm.
Frances Moore Lappé, author of Hopes Edge and Diet For a Small Planet
Other speakers and presenters include:
Linda Moulton Patterson, Chair, Integrated Waste Management Board
John Dunlap, President and CEO, California Restaurant Association
Willy Elliott-McCrea, Founding President of the California Association of Food Banks
Pat McConahay, KVIE Public Television
Jack Macy, Organic Materials Recycling Program Director for the City and County of San Francisco
and many others...
Topics covered in large group sessions include:
Food Waste Management Options
Targeting Your Audience
Focus Group Sessions:
Several brainstorming sessions will be held to identify and address challenges to various types of food recovery and diversion. Some topics to be addressed include:
· Generator Participation
· Food Banking
· Animal Feed/Rendering
· Food Collection for Composting
· Institutional/on-site composting
· Packaging/contamination issues
The Summit is filling up, so please register as soon as possible at http://www.rce.csus.edu/cts/food/index.htm!
Terry S. Brennan
Integrated Waste Management Specialist
California Integrated Waste Management Board
phone (916) 341-6578
fax (916) 319-7474