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*NEW* Right to Repair Movement and Accessibility
Date: Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 from 9:30 - 11:00 am (PT)
Food Waste Reduction and the Pacific Coast Collaborative
Date: Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 from 9:30 - 11:00 am (PT)
Note (6/8/2021): Webinar recording and slides will be posted within a couple of weeks. Please check back again soon.
Summary: The Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC) has launched the Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment. The Commitment is a voluntary effort for food retailers throughout the Pacific coast region to work together and with their suppliers to help cut the amount of food wasted in the region by 50% by the year 2030 – which is in line with the US EPA’s and the USDA’s US Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions goal and Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 from the United Nations. We’ll learn more about this work and find out what opportunities there might be for local governments to engage.
Speakers: Elaine Blatt, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality; Mike Falconer Hall, UK Wrap; Dana Gunders, ReFED; Moderated by Janine Bogar, Washington Department of Ecology
Webinar recording: Coming soon
Supporting Files: Coming soon
Research, Campaigns and More - the latest from Oregon's Work to Prevent the Wasting of Food
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 10:00 - 11:30 am (PST)
Summary: This webinar covers Oregon’s recent research (completed summer 2020) to identify effective messaging for households on preventing the wasting of food, how early phases of that research informed a COVID-19 “mini-campaign” on food waste prevention, and what’s next, now that the research phase is complete. The webinar also covers Oregon’s recent lifecycle assessment study of the impacts of various food rescue channels, as well as previews plans for implementing Governor Kate Brown’s recent Executive Order on Climate that include direction to DEQ to reduce food waste in Oregon by half by 2030.
Speakers: Elaine Blatt, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality; Peter Canepa, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality; Moderated by Shannon Davis, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Supporting Files: Presentation slides (PDF)
Local Government Policies to Drive Low-Carbon Concrete
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:00 - 11:30am (PST)
Summary: Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world and is responsible for 6-10% of global anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions*. Proven alternative technologies and practices are readily available in the marketplace that can reduce these emissions by more than half. Attend this webinar to hear about three different strategies being used by local governments to drive demand for low-carbon concrete, and learn how you can do it, too. *Source: Architecture 2030 (https://materialspalette.org/concrete/).
Speakers: Jordan Palmeri, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality; Alice Zanmiller, Marin County; Karen Cook, Alameda County; Stacey Foreman, City of Portland; Moderated by Miya Kitahara, Stop Waste
Webinar Recording: View the Local Goverment Policies to Drive Low-Carbon Concrete webinar
Supporting Files: Presentation slides (PDF) (62 pp)
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