Did you know that 40 percent of the food produced for humans in the U.S. is wasted every year? That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building nearly 100 times. Meanwhile, Maine ranks first in New England in terms of food insecurity, including for children, and the State struggles to manage the costs and impact of our municipal solid waste stream, 43 percent of which is organic material.
The Natural Resources Council of Maine joined forces with the Colby Environmental Coalition to host a community screening and discussion of the documentary, “Just Eat It,” on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ostrove Auditorium at Colby College in Waterville.
NRCM’s Sustainable Maine project helps individuals, communities, and the State adopt practical, effective measures to conserve and protect Maine’s natural resources, now and for future generations. We are committed to helping address the massive food waste problem as it relates to human and environmental health and economic sense.
We had a discussion of the film and what each of us can do to address the massive problems associated with food waste.
This event was free and open the public.