Waste Less Food: How wasted food costs us time, money and resources – and what we can do about it

November 28, 2019 :: Kathleen Sheppard
Moderated by Cheryl Bradley

The average Canadian households wastes $1,760 every year in squishy cucumbers, spoiled yogurt and moldy bread. Not only does food waste have a negative impact on our pocketbooks, it’s bad for the environment as resources are wasted producing food that is never eaten. Wasted food is responsible for 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, making the reduction of food waste a key strategy in fighting climate change.

Households are the second largest contributors to food waste, with 21% of food waste occurring in the home. As such, we all have an important role to play in reducing food waste to the benefit of our environment and our budgets.

Speaker: Kathleen Sheppard

Kathleen has been the Executive Director of Environment Lethbridge since 2015 and has more than 25 years of experience with non-profit organizations in British Columbia and Alberta, including past experience in land conservation and social planning and policy. Kathleen holds a B.Sc. in Geography and Biology from the University of Victoria and a Certificate in Voluntary and Non-profit Sector Management from Ryerson University.

Kathleen currently sits as the Environment Sector representative on the board of Economic Development Lethbridge and as Sustainability Director for the Lethbridge 2020 Alberta Summer Games.

Moderator: Cheryl Bradley

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Time: Doors open 11:30 am, Presentation 12 noon, buffet lunch 12:30 pm, Q&A 1 – 1:30 pm
Location: Royal Canadian Legion (north door) 324 Mayor Magrath Dr. S. Lethbridge
Cost: $14 buffet lunch with dessert/coffee/tea/juice or $2 coffee/tea/juice. RSVP not required

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