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Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: The EPA's Food Recovery Challenge: Be an Endorser!

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November 6, 2014, 1:00 - 2:00 pm (EST)

This webinar session highlights Endorsers of the Food Recovery Challenge (FRC). The intent of this webinar is to provide real-life examples of successful FRC Endorsers. How do they go about reaching potential FRC partners with EPA's message? Why did they decide to become an Endorser for the FRC? We hope to inspire current Endorsers and attract additional Endorsers into the program.

We will provide information on updated program requirements. Participants included Wakefern Food Corporation, the largest retailer-owned food cooperative in the United States and Washington State Department of Ecology, the first State Agency nationwide to join as an FRC Endorser.

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Rachel Chaput, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
Rachel is in EPA's Sustainable Materials Management program promoting the WasteWise and Food Recovery Challenge programs in Region 2. She will moderate the panel.

Suzanne Forbes, Wakefern Food Corp:
Susan is the Environmental Affairs Administrator. She joined the Consumer and Corporate Communications Division in 2008. She works closely with division leaders and vendor experts on sustainability initiatives, including: measuring environmental impact, setting environmental performance goals, completing environmental audits, developing policies and guidelines, and Member/Associate/Consumer engagement.

Michelle Andrews, Washington State Department of Ecology:
Michelle has worked in the waste reduction field for 20+ years at the county, state and federal levels. At Ecology, she oversees the on-site food composting program, compiles statewide compost facility data, and is on the Washington Organic Recycling Council Compost Facility Operator Training instructor team. Earlier this year, WA State Dept. of Ecology became the first state agency to endorse EPA's Food Recovery Challenge.

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