6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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.
Join us for a screening of Just Eat It, a documentary film about food waste. HERE’s the trailer.
Following the film, join us for a discussion with Todd Martin from the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). 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.
This event is sponsored by the Cape Elizabeth Recycling Committee.
More about our presenter Todd Martin
Todd is NRCM’s Rising Director and Grassroots Outreach Coordinator. Anyone who has attended an NRCM event since 2011 has probably met Todd, who is seemingly ubiquitous doing grassroots outreach all over the state. When Todd is not at his NRCM office, he’s likely at an NRCM event, or is out chatting with NRCM members and supporters about our top-priority environmental issues and how they can get involved. Todd also directs the organization’s emerging environmental leaders program, NRCM Rising. Prior to working for NRCM, Todd was as a field organizer and canvasser for a number of state and national nonprofits. He graduated from Green Mountain College with a degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Philosophy. Todd and his wife Susan live in Waterville with their two cats and spend as much time as possible upta camp on Moosehead Lake, in Quebec City, or cooking delicious food together.