2017 Series


Throwing It All Away: America’s Food Waste Epidemic

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Spotlight Theatres, 39 Front St., Hartford

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In the United States, an estimated 30 to 40 percent of food produced is wasted. While food is lost throughout the process from production to consumption, much of this loss happens at the retail and consumer levels. At the same time, 42 million Americans are food insecure — they don’t know where their next meal will be coming from. Join the conversation and hear how this level of food waste impacts food security, resource conservation, climate change, and more. Learn about both local and global efforts to reduce food waste and meet waste reduction goals.

Price is $15 per person, including appetizers and one drink. Parking is available in each of the two Front Street garages and offers guests easy access directly to Front Street. Spotlight Theatres validates a portion of the parking fee.

Meet the panelists:

Chelsea Connery

Chelsea Connery is an educational policy doctoral student in the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. Her research focuses on issues of equity and social justice. Connery was previously a Hartford teacher who co-facilitated her school’s Urban Gardening Club with a FoodCorps member and the Grow Hartford youth program.

Cameron Faustman

Cameron Faustman, Ph.D., is Interim Dean of UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. A Department of Animal Science faculty member since 1989, Faustman previously served as department head and as Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Research. He has researched the oxidative interactions between lipid and myoglobin in food and their practical implications for the fresh meat industry.

John Mandyck

John Mandyck is the Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Corporation. He is a UConn School of Business adjunct faculty member and co-author of the book “Food Foolish,” which explores the connection between food waste, hunger, and climate change. He blogs on sustainability issues on The Huffington Post and can be found on Twitter @JohnMandyck.

Future Events

Left Brain/Right Brain: Business and Creativity

June 8, 2017 | Stamford

Visit the registration page for the June event.