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.
NRCM’s Ryan Parker presented as part of Portland’s Sustainability Series. The Portland Public Library, and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative joined forces with the Natural Resources Council of Maine to host a screening and discussion of the documentary, “Just Eat It,” on Wednesday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m. at Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland.
This event was free and open to the public.
NRCM’s Sustainable Maine Project is committed to helping individuals, communities, and the State adopt practical measures to address the massive food waste problem because it will help protect our environment and it makes economic sense.