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Trash Talking: How NYC is Fighting Food Waste

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Essex Street Market

120 Essex Street

New York, NY 10002

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Did you know that nearly 33% of what we discard is organic material? That means that food scraps, yard waste and, sadly, perfectly edible food is dumped daily, creating an unnerving amount of greenhouse gases and leaving 1.4 million hungry New Yorkers.

In this installment of Talk&Taste: Evenings at Essex Street Market, we’re partnering with the NYC Compost Project hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center, to better understand the ways in which zero waste can be achieved through reusing and composting organics. We’ll hear directly from representatives of the commercial, community, and municipal side of food waste!

Please join us for this very special event to learn more about how we can collectively reduce food waste in New York City! Our moderator will be Renee Crowley, Project Manager of the NYC Compost Project hosted by the LES Ecology Center. She will be joined by Johanna Kolodny, Founder of Food Systems Consulting, which works with restaurants and distributors on their food waste initiatives; Laura Rosenshine, Founder of Common Ground Compost, a community organization dedicated to recycling organics; and a representative from NYC's Department of Sanitation.

We’ll begin the evening at 6:30pm with a tasting of Toast Ale, an award-winning beer brewed with surplus bread, and Nomad Trading Co., which produces a delicious iced tea made from the dried coffee fruit typically discarded during production. Our panel discussion will go from 7-8pm. RSVP is FREE but required!

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