Global Green & City of Santa Monica Implement Food Waste Prevention & Rescue Program

City of Santa Monica Partnering with Global Green to Design & Implement Citywide Food Waste Prevention & Rescue Program

(SANTA MONICA, June 5th, 2019)

The City of Santa Monica is partnering with local environmental NGO, Global Green to create a Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Program for the City’s businesses. The Program is a key step in helping the City meet its goal of 90% waste diversion by 2030, and will ultimately assist the City’s local businesses to prevent wasted food, recycle food scraps, and donate excess edible food to those that need it most.

The first milestone in the design and implementation of the Program will be to host a Food Waste Prevention & Rescue Stakeholder Forum in Santa Monica. This event will gather local stakeholders and business owners, as well as representatives from the US Environmental Protection Agency, CalRecycle, Los Angeles County, and the LA Food Policy Council, among others. The objective of the Forum will be to garner stakeholder feedback on how to best fit the needs of the City and its business owners that will be involved in the Program.

The Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Forum will take place on Monday, June 24th 2019 from 1:00PM-5:00PM at the Santa Monica Civic Center Auditorium. The Forum is a great opportunity for local businesses and organizations to learn about food waste prevention, recycling, and donation. Attendees will also be lending their voice and input to the design of this historic program.  

If you are a business or local organization interested in participating or learning more information, please go to the event page or contact the event coordinator, Madisen Gittlin, Director of the Coalition for Resource Recovery at Global Green, at [email protected] or call (310) 581-2700.

Madisen Gittlin