2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit
May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO
Field Implementation Manager, Enterprise Sustainability
Through her role on the Enterprise Sustainability team at Aramark, Marie engages with both operators, consumers, and clients around Aramark’s Be Well. Do Well. sustainability strategy to support implementation, drive progress against Aramark’s planet priorities, and inspire innovation. Marie is a sustainability professional, educator, and farmer with a personal passion and professional focus on food waste minimization, circularity, and food systems change. Prior to her time with Aramark, Marie's professional career included diverse experiences centered on sustainability and education in the nonprofit, government, and private sectors. Marie holds a BA in Elementary Education and a MS in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Wednesday, May 17th
9:00am - 10:30am
Mainstage Session | Food Waste: The Past, Present, and Future
Bold action to tackle food waste reduction is more urgent than ever. From rising food prices and ongoing labor shortages, to supply chain disruptions and the surging carbon footprint of discarded food — there is a unique opportunity to influence behavior around proper food management and the food system is rising up to meet this moment. We have come far in just the last three years, but a 50% reduction goal is still a long way off. Featuring a 20-minute introduction from Dana Gunders, followed by a three 15min series of keynotes, this session will showcase different perspectives on food waste — where we’ve come, where we are now, and what needs to happen to get to 2030.