Webinar: Strategies for Tackling Food Waste
November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ESTFree
95% of all wasted food winds up in the landfill. Food waste is a vastly overlooked driver of climate change, accounting for over 23% of all methane emissions in the United States. The University of Notre Dame has aligned food waste solutions with the U.S. EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy to approach food waste in a comprehensive and strategic way. In looking at our many efforts to feed people, feed animals, reuse ingredients, rely on technology to track pre and post-consumer waste, we realized a solution was needed (either compost or an alternative) to prevent nearly 1 ton of food from entering our waste stream each day. The Grind2Energy system paired with off-site anaerobic digestion was the right solution for our campus. This webinar will focus on developing comprehensive strategies to reducing food waste as well as an overview of the Grind2Energy system.
Allison Mihalich, Senior Program Director of Sustainability, University of Notre Dame
Allison Mihalich serves as the Senior Program Director of Sustainability at the University of Notre Dame, responsible for facilitating the University’s sustainability small working groups. She joined Notre Dame in February 2018 from the Environmental Protection Agency. Allison began her career in sustainability strategic planning and metrics development for the Federal Government at Department of Energy in 2009 and has expertise in leading strategic planning efforts, communications planning, budget formulation and execution, and collaborating with a wide array of stakeholders to advance sustainability goals. Allison’s formal education includes an Executive Masters of Natural Resources from Virginia Tech, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Geography, as well as a certificate in Geographic Information Systems from George Washington University.