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2019 Food Waste Solution Summit Program Details

The Food Waste Solution Summit welcomes Jonathan Bloom as our 2019 Keynote Speaker!

Jonathan Bloom is a journalist, consultant and thought leader on the topic of food waste. Jonathan wrote the book American Wasteland and created the web site Wasted Food. He has spoken on food waste from New York to New Zealand and has consulted with the United Nations FAO, Harvard Law School, NRDC, General Mills, and Minneapolis Public Schools. Most recently, he helped create Food Matters, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s free educational resource. In 2017, he was an Expert-in-Residence at Concordia College. A Boston native, Jonathan now lives Durham, NC, with his wife, two sons and many, many containers for leftovers.

Morning Address – Update from the EPA on Food Waste Reduction – Barbara Alfano

Barbara Alfano is the Chief of the PCB & Sustainability Section for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 office. She joined the EPA in 1988, after working as a national wetland specialist for six years in Florida. Most of her time at EPA has been spent as a project manager responsible for cleaning up Superfund and Brownfields sites in the southeast. She recently served as the Regional Brownfields Coordinator for six years. She has also served as Acting RCRA Corrective Action and Permits Section Chief, Office of Superfund Public Affairs and Outreach Director, Superfund Section Chief, and Brownfields Section Chief. Her background includes being raised outside Philadelphia and graduating from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Barbara feels privileged to collaborate with diverse communities in the southeast.

Pre-registration is now closed!

Driving Directions & Parking!

The 2019 Food Waste Solutions Summit will be held at the Reuter Center on UNC Asheville’s campus.

View our summit parking map.

Address to enter into your GPS/Map = 300 Campus View Road, Asheville, NC this will direct you to the Reuter Center parking lot on campus.

Approaching from Campus Drive/Broadway

  • Follow Campus Drive all the way up the hill to stop sign.
  • At stop sign, turn left for a short distance, then right into Reuter Center lots.
  • There are parking lots on the lower and upper levels of Reuter Center.

Approaching from W.T. Weaver Blvd.

  • Proceed approximately 1/4 mile on Weaver Blvd. to traffic circle (roundabout) take first right hand turn for main entrance road to UNC Asheville.
  • Proceed approximately 200 yards up hill.
  • Turn right at the traffic island and proceed a short distance to the first left, University Heights.
  • Turn left onto University Heights and proceed until you see the silver bulldog mascot on the right.
  • Turn right up the hill (Campus Drive) to stop sign, then bear right to Reuter Center, on the right.
  • There are parking lots on the lower and upper levels of Reuter Center.

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