2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit
May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN
Urban Green Lab
Todd Lawrence is executive director of Urban Green Lab in Nashville, Tennessee, which teaches communities how to live sustainably. A Nashville native, Todd’s background is in global health, with a focus on community education and infectious disease. Prior to Urban Green Lab, Todd worked with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Carter Center’s Guinea Worm Eradication Program in South Sudan, the Global Health Council in Washington, D.C. leading the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia (2002-2003) training community health workers in rural villages. He has a masters in International Development from American University and a bachelors in Political Science from Furman University, and lives with his wife and little girl in Nashville.
Wednesday, May 11th
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)
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.