Polson Institute to host food waste-reduction workshop

Cornell’s Polson Institute for Global Development will host “Reducing Campus Food Waste: Innovations and Ideas,” a lecture and workshop May 2-3 at Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall, and in the Multipurpose Room of the Africana Studies and Research Center, 310 Triphammer Road.

The lecture and workshop are free and open to the public.

“This two-day event brings together community members, academics and policy makers to engage with the Cornell and Ithaca community on reducing food waste – an important, but often overlooked, sustainability issue,” said Lori Leonard, professor of development sociology, director of the Polson Institute and a fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.

The event kicks off with noted author and activist Tristram Stuart speaking on “Food Waste and What We Can Do About It,” May 2 at 5:30 p.m. in Call Auditorium. Stuart founded Feedback, an environmental group that aims to change society’s attitude toward wasting food. He is also the founder of Toast Ale – a beer made from fresh surplus bread – which launched in the United Kingdom three years ago.

Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle.