National Consumers League

The 2016 Food Waste Summit, hosted by the Keystone Policy Center and National Consumers League

Thank you for your interest in attending!

This event has met its maximum capacity, and registration is temporarily closed. Please email Ali Schklair ( to be put on a wait list. We will make every effort to accommodate all interested attendees.

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8:30 am:    Welcome

                  - Christine Scanlan, President and CEO, Keystone Policy Center
                  - Sally Greenberg, Executive Director, National Consumers League
8:45 am:    Overview of the Food Waste Landscape and how it impacts the consumer
                  - Eva Fowler, Associate Director, Programs & Communications at ReFED
9:00 am:    Government initiatives to reduce food waste
                  - Rep. Chellie Pingree, U.S. House of Representatives (D-ME)
                  - Stan Meiburg, Acting Deputy Administrator, EPA
9:45 am:    The landscape of consumer behavior - reasons behind consumer food waste and how we can help
                  - Moderated by Brad Sperber, Keystone Policy Center
                  - Emily Broad Leib, Director, Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic   
                  - Roni Neff, Director, Food System Sustainability and Public Health, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins University  
                  - Meghan Stasz, Senior Director Sustainability, Grocery Manufacturer’s Association
                  - Tres Bailey, Senior Director Global Gov’t Affairs, Walmart
11:00 am:   Break
11:15 am:   Reaching the consumer through education - how do we engage consumers and what innovative approaches are underway?
                   - Moderated by Allison Aubrey, National Public Radio
                   - Cece Wedel, Campaign Director, The Ad Council  
                   - Jeremy Kranowitz, Executive Director, Sustainable America
                   - Pete Pearson, Director, Food Waste, World Wildlife Fund
                   - Regina Northouse, Food Recovery Network 
12:30 pm:  Networking lunch
1:15 pm:    Break out sessions - Participants will be divided into cross-sector groups where they will discuss key learnings from the morning and identify priorities and pathways to reduce consumer food waste. 
2:30 pm:    Break
2:40 pm:    Remarks from the USDA
                  - USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack
3:00 pm:    Plenary discussion - Reports from small groups, polling of priority issues and discussion of results
4:00 pm:    Adjourn


May 11, 2016 at 8am - 4pm
Pew Conference Center
901 E St NW
Washington, DC 20004
United States
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NCL's Ali Schklair

(202) 208-2828