2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





Jade Monroe

Food Waste Reduction Lead

Washington State Department of Ecology


Jade Monroe is the Food Waste Reduction Lead in the Solid Waste Management Program at the Washington State Department of Ecology. Jade’s work and facilitation support achieving measurable food waste reduction statewide through the Use Food Well Washington Plan, and regionally through the Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment. Jade has a Bachelor’s of Science and Masters of Science in Natural Resource Management from North Dakota State University, where her research on resilient systems and crisis communication won local and international awards. When not focusing on food waste reduction, Jade enjoys composing music, flying kites, and starting a small farm with her partner in the Olympia, Washington area.  


Wednesday, May 11th

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)

Ski-U-Mah Room

The Power of Policy: Showcasing State and Local Policy Success Stories

From local composting regulations to state-level organics bans to the federal interagency “Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative,” policy is unique in its power to provide a spark that can move the food system to action – and throughout the last few years, a range of policies have been enacted to support efforts across the food system to cut the amount of food lost or wasted. Through Pecha Kucha-style presentations, spend time with leaders developing and influencing policy at all levels of government, as they share challenges, successes, and promising legislative and regulatory solutions from across the country.

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