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Climate Future: Food Waste and Climate Change: Solutions Big and Small [VIRTUAL]
Wednesday, September 29 at 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.Free
Join us on International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction for a virtual presentation and Q&A with Dr. Tammara Soma. There will also be a special screening of the winners of West Vancouver District’s We Can Green Can! The 2021 Student Video Contest.
Did you know that Canada wastes approximately $49-billion worth of food every year, while one in nine BC households experience food insecurity? Decomposing food waste in landfills generates methane, a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide, and Project Drawdown has ranked food waste reduction as the third top solution to address climate change.
In this talk, we will discuss the barriers to reducing food waste and explore diverse solutions big and small, from things you can do at your home to what governments should do to support this effort. Tackling food waste is a win-win opportunity to create a more sustainable food system and improve food security in Canada.
Dr. Tammara Soma holds a Ph.D. in Planning (2018) from the University of Toronto and is the Research Director and Co-Founder of the Food Systems Lab. She is an Assistant Professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University where she conducts research on issues pertaining to food system planning, community-based research, waste management and the circular economy.
Climate change is causing lasting and devastating problems for our world right now. As a hub for information and community-building, the Library is a critical part of the response to this emergency. Climate Future is a community-driven initiative that invites the community to come together to deepen knowledge and take action around the climate crisis.
What you’ll need: A computer with speakers (or headphones) or your smartphone/tablet.