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BioCycle West Coast Conference 2015

Composting | Anaerobic Digestion | Food Recovery & Recycling | Urban Agriculture | Renewable Fuels

April 13, 14, 15, 16, 2015 • Portland, Oregon • Red Lion Hotel On The River

Agenda: Monday Workshops | Tuesday & Wednesday Sessions | Thursday Site Tours | Keynote Speakers | BioCycle Tap Takeover
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Workshop 1
Food For People, Food For Soil: Closing The Loop In Communities

Monday, April 13, 2015, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Red Lion Hotel On The River, Portland, Oregon

Fee: $195 with 2-day conference registration or $295 workshop only (includes lunch)

7:45 AM—8:30 AM Registration

8:30 AM—9:00 AM Workshop Overview

Food For People, Food For Soil — Where The Dots Connect
Nora Goldstein, BioCycle

Why Wasted Food Prevention Matters
Ashley Zanolli, U.S. EPA/West Coast Climate & Materials Management Forum

Zero Food Waste 2015 Action Areas and Roadmap
Jordan Figueiredo, EndFoodWaste.org and FeedBackGlobal.org

9:00 AM—10:00 AM Food-People-Soil Value Chain — Fundamentals, Policies


Food For People: Fundamentals Of Prevention And Donation
Amanda Hong, U.S. EPA

Food For Soil: The Fundamentals
Sally Brown, University of Washington

Policies To Foster Food For People, Food For Soil Connections

• Small-Scale Food Scrap Composting
Pete Pasterz, Oregon DEQ
Angel Arroyo-Rodriguez, Ohio EPA

• Food Donation: Opportunities, Contending With Misinformation
Ana Carvalho, City of San Diego ESD

10:00 AM—11:00 AM Food-People-Soil Toolkits

Food: Too Good To Waste — Focus On Households
Ashley Zanolli, U.S. EPA

Ugly Fruit and Vegetable Campaign — Community and Grocer Connections

Jordan Figueiredo, EndFoodWaste.org and FeedBackGlobal.org

Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging: Focus On Commercial/Institutional
Amanda Hong, U.S. EPA Region 9

Building Soils: — Compost, Healthy Soils, Healthy Food Connections
David McDonald, Seattle Public Utilities

11:00 AM—11:15 AM Break

11:15 PM—12:15 PM Food For People Case Studies

Household Campaigns

• Results and Opportunities: Pilot Campaign Findings

Ashley Zanolli, U.S. EPA

• Launching A Campaign In Portland Region

Brian Stafki, Washington County (OR) Solid Waste & Recycling Program
Bill Beamer, Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

Plate Waste Measurement Case Study

Andrew Shakman, LeanPath



12:15 PM — 12:30 PM Morning Outcomes — Filling The Brainstorm Bucket


12:30 PM — 1:15 PMLunch (included)

1:15 PM—2:15 PM Food For Soil Case Studies

Closing The Food-Soil Loop

Scott Olsen, New Earth Farm

Recycling Residuals To Community Gardens

Kristen McIvor, Pierce Conservation District

K-12 Initiatives: The Food Scraps-Composting-School Garden Pathway

Vinnie Miller, Sunnyside Environmental Elementary

2:15 PM—3:00 PM Food-People-Soil Value Chain: Messaging, Marketing, Motivators For Behavior Change


Motivators — Gamification Tools

Andrew Shakman, LeanPath

Messaging And Marketing
Whole Group Brainstormings

Instructions To Breakout Groups


3:00 PM—4:00 PM Closing The Loop In Your Community

3:00—3:40 Interactive Exercise In Small Groups

3:40—4:00 Small Group Report Out

4:00 PM—4:30 PMClosing The Loop In Food-People-Soil Value Chain

Final Q&A and Brainstorming