event: We Throw It All Away, Food Waste and Loss, Responsible Practices

EARTHDAY‍.ORG invites you to join another installment of our Earth Day Live series: We Throw It All Away, Food Waste and Loss, Responsible Practices on Thursday, January 14th at noon EST.

Approximately 1.3 billion tons of food each year are wasted globally — that’s one-third of all food produced. In the United States alone, about 40% of food goes to waste annually. With close to 900 million people starving worldwide, we cannot afford to lose that much of production. We need to start thinking about new and innovative approaches to address food waste and loss.  

Join us for the live event.


The panel will be 90 minutes and hosted over Zoom. By registering and joining the live event, you’ll be able to ask questions during the Q&A. If you can’t connect over Zoom, we’ll also be streaming the event over Facebook.

Our panelists include:

  • Dr. Sweta Chakraborty — Risk and Behavioral Scientist
  • Justine Kamine — Co-Founder and Partner, KDC.Earth
  • Sam Kass — Former Executive Chef at the White House 
  • Jillian Semaan — Director of Food and Environment, EARTHDAY‍.ORG 
  • Caue Suplicy — Founder, Barnana
  • Ann Veneman — Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Food waste is an overlooked driver of climate change. From water and land to energy and labor, food loss and waste deplete our resources, needlessly producing greenhouse gas emissions and continuously contributing to the climate crisis we face.

Join us next week for a discussion with a panel of experts who will talk about how food waste is caused, comprehensive strategies to address this issue and sustainable solutions. 

See you there,

Jillian Semaan
Director of Food and Environment

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