The following webinars were organized and presented by the Green Lunchroom Challenge to assist participants and interested parties with issues related to food waste prevention and reduction. To see notices of upcoming webinars and other relevant events, see the Upcoming Events calendar. If you have suggestions for webinar topics, or are interested in presenting, please contact Joy Scrogum.
Food Donation for Schools - November 18, 2015
Webinar recording: Green Lunchroom Challenge Webinar Recording: School Food Donation, 11/18/15
Smarter Lunchrooms Concepts and Food Waste Reduction - February 8, 2016
St. Louis Composting/Total Organics Recycling Services - March 14, 2016
For more information, or to schedule a tour contact the Belleville facility (5841 Mine Haul Road, Belleville, IL 62226; PH: 618-233-2007) or contact Sara Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Gardening and Composting at Salem High School (MA) - September 30, 2016
Webinar recording: School Gardening and Composting at Salem High School (MA) Note: Graeme Marcoux experienced technical difficulties with his microphone, so you will need to turn your computer's speakers up very high whenever he is speaking to hear him clearly. We apologize for this inconvenience. If you have issues with the recording and want to know more based on the slides, contact Joy Scrogum and she will connect you directly with Graeme and/or Deb Jeffers.
Waste Reduction with SCARCE - October 13, 2016
Webinar recording: Waste Reduction with SCARCE
NOTE: Click on the ABC video within the PDF of SCARCE's slides to play. Be advised that this video is included to illustrate SCARCE working with students to conduct a waste audit, and to show how engaged students become when they see the amount of waste generated. The video's content implies that healthy school lunch standards maybe be contributing to increased waste. While this perception is relatively widespread, research actually indicates that new school meal standards have resulted in increased consumption of healthy foods and thus, decreased plate waste per person (though of course overall levels of food waste continue to be problematic, just as before the implementation of new standards). See https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/school-meal-standards-increase-fruit-and-vegetable-consumption/.
Mindful Waste: Eliminating Food Waste Through Education, Prevention and Recovery - November 17, 2016
Level of Accomplishment Overview/Q&A Session - November 22, 2016
Webinar recording: Question & Answer Session/Level of Accomplishment Review