Food Waste and the Climate Crisis

Here are some facts about food waste and its enormous impact on the climate crisis:

As a result, though, reducing food waste is an exciting opportunity to have collective impact on global warming:

It is heartbreaking to see men, women, and children go hungry in our community. And it is heartbreaking to see so much fresh, nutritious food go to waste.

Please join us in helping to end hunger and food waste in Marin County:

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1 ReFED 2020 Annual Report and Natural Resources Defense Council, “Wasted: How America is losing up to 40% of its food from farm to fork to landfill,” 2017.

2 ReFED 2020 Annual Report.

3 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2017 Clean Air Plan, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, April 2017, p. 3/13

5 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “Food wastage footprint & climate change,” 2015

6Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland, written communication, July 2021.

7 Bay Area Consumption-Based GHG Emissions Inventory, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, January 2016.

8 Marin Sanitary Service, personal communication, January 2014.

9 Marin Independent Journal, March 19, 2014.

10 Project Drawdown, 2020.


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