New Goals & Progress Towards Wasting Less Food

New Goals & Progress Towards Wasting Less Food


New Goals & Progress Towards Wasting Less Food

  |   August 9, 2018

September 12, 2018

1:00-4:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library (Koret Auditorium)
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

4:30-6:30 pm
War Memorial Green Room
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Join Project Drawdown, mayors from across the West Coast and Milan, and leaders from CalRecycle, World Bank, Sodexo, and more to learn more about the huge climate opportunity of wasting less food.

The impacts of wasted food are truly jaw dropping—approximately one third of food around the world goes uneaten. Because of its huge climate footprint, wasting less food is ranked the # 3 solution for carbon impact by Project Drawdown—higher than building solar farms or planting trees. Addressing wasted food also reduces pressure on land and water resources and creates opportunities to relieve food insecurity. It is a global problem that touches everyone, and solutions can help to address environmental, hunger, and climate change challenges.

Actions to reduce wasted food are garnering rapid uptake both nationally and internationally. Learn about new goals and the latest progress in both government and the private sector.

Hosted by ReFED, NRDC, WWF, and the Pacific Coast Collaborative, this event will include:

  • An announcement by the Pacific Coast Collaborative, a partnership between Governors, Premier and Mayors from states, province and cities along the West Coast, about a new regional goal aimed at reducing wasted food by 2030.
  • A showcase of solutions that are working in local government, industry, and financing.
  • A reception featuring creatively re-used ingredients by renowned local chef, Nicolaus Balla at the beautiful War Memorial Green Room, overlooking City Hall. (see separate Eventbrite registration)

Invited speakers include:

  • Katherine Wilkinson, Project Drawdown
  • Governor Jay Inslee (Washington State)
  • Mayor Durkan (Seattle)
  • Mayor Robertson (Vancouver, BC)
  • Mayor Wheeler (Portland, OR)
  • Mayor Schaaf (Oakland)
  • Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan, Chair of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact
  • Michael Berkowitz, President, 100 Resilient Cities
  • Geeta Sethi, Global Lead Food Systems, World Bank
  • Ted Monk, VP Corporate Responsibility, Sodexo
  • Scott Smithline, Director, CalRecycle
  • John Dannan, Generate Capital


Eat, drink, and commune overlooking City Hall with food and cocktails that feature opportunities to create a more efficient food system. Featuring creatively reused ingredients prepared by locally renowned Chef Nicolaus Balla of Bar Tartine, this reception will highlight delectable opportunities to use up more of the food we produce. 


Please register separately for the program and the reception:

Program Registration

Reception Registration


Event Hosts:

ReFED, NRDC, WWF, Pacific Coast Collaborative

Event Sponsors:

Fink Family Foundation

Event Organizer:

Next Course LLC

ReFED is a national nonprofit working to end food loss and waste across the food system by advancing data-driven solutions to the problem. ReFED leverages data and insights to highlight supply chain inefficiencies and economic opportunities; mobilizes and connects people to take targeted action; and catalyzes capital to spur innovation and scale high-impact initiatives. ReFED’s goal is a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive food system that optimizes environmental resources, minimizes climate impacts, and makes the best use of the food we grow.

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