2024 ReFED Food Waste Solutions Summit

June 11-13, 2024 | Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Convention Center

Sophia Hosain

Zero Waste Manager

Baltimore City Department of Public Works


Sophia is a multi-hyphenate creative whose work and abilities meet at the center of sustainability, systems thinking, art and activism. She joined Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works as their first Zero Waste Manager in November 2022, working to expand municipal waste diversion practices and develop organizational zero waste culture. Prior to joining Public Works, she worked on NRDC’s Food Matters program at the Baltimore Office of Sustainability and at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance as their Baltimore Lead on the Composting for Community program. She seeks to empower communities by harnessing the transformative potential of circular economies and sustainable food systems, believing firmly that every individual deserves access to opportunities that uplift and nourish both people and the planet.


Thursday, June 13

9:00am - 10:00am

Mainstage 3 | Behind the Baltimore Charm: A Deep-Dive into the City’s Food Waste Landscape

Mainstage Session

We love you, Baltimore! When it comes to reducing food waste, Baltimore is innovative, enthusiastic — and successful. From neighborhood composting to citywide waste policies, we’re excited to share some of what makes Charm City a model for food waste action across the nation. Featuring local leaders who will share how city policy is driving action on the state level, you’ll walk away knowing why Baltimore was our first pick for hosting this year’s Summit.

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