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​Food waste in Canada accounts for more than $31 billion dollars in lost revenue, almost 200,000 tons of food in landfills, and about 2% of the national greenhouse gas inventory. How do we change this picture? How can we align with other policy leaders around the world to join in global action? How can we reclaim the nutritious food we lose, and build resiliency, a stable economy and a healthy environment?


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Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors MooreChair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors<div class="ExternalClassAE39A2A96D9F4DB09AB67728CFC555CE"><p>Greg Moore was elected as Port Coquitlam’s 15th Mayor in 2008, after serving as City Councillor from 2002 to 2008. Greg Moore believes community engagement results in better Council decisions, and began his term by revising Council’s committee system – with Council’s consent – to include citizen advisors in the decision-making process. </p><p>He has a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Urban Geography/Planning, and as Port Coquitlam’s Mayor he serves as Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors and Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee, among other committee appointments. His volunteer work includes co-chairing the Capital Fundraising Task Force with the New View Society and sitting on the HR MacMillan Space Centre Board of Directors.</p></div>,|#4937dc82-0b19-4d88-835e-8672c21e6111;L0|#04937dc82-0b19-4d88-835e-8672c21e6111|Greg Moore;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Food WasteGregMoore
Program Manager Sustainable Food Chains at Wageningen University & Research TimmermansProgram Manager Sustainable Food Chains at Wageningen University & Research <div class="ExternalClass6942C7C5B4FE4CB0A3D7FC1A4EFA0FDB"><p>​Toine is coordinator of the EU projects FUSIONS and REFRESH. FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising waste prevention Strategies) has established a tiered European multi-stakeholder Platform to generate a shared vision and strategy to prevent food waste across the supply chain. The overall aim of the project REFRESH (Resource Efficient Food and dRink for the Entire Supply cHain) is to contribute significantly towards the objective of reducing food waste across the EU and maximizing the value from unavoidable food waste and packaging materials. A central ambition of the REFRESH project is to develop a ‘Framework for Action’ model that is based on strategic agreements across all stages of the supply chain (backed by Governments), delivered through collaborative working and supported by evidence-based tools to allow targeted, cost effective interventions.<br> </p></div>, /speakers/SpeakerPhotos/ToineTimmermans.jpgGP0|#44b4a6b6-6fe7-4037-a1dc-71a9bae85fa6;L0|#044b4a6b6-6fe7-4037-a1dc-71a9bae85fa6|Toine Timmermans;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Food WasteToineTimmermans
Director, Sustainability, Sobeys Inc. TudorDirector, Sustainability, Sobeys Inc.<div class="ExternalClass8AF2FB643D634F0A88687B1DCAF758E0"><p>​Scott is Director of Sustainability for Sobeys Inc., and is based at their Ontario offices. His role has a broad scope that includes areas such as animal welfare, responsible product sourcing  and reducing food waste. Through its Safeway banner, Sobeys partnered earlier this year with Vancouver's Love Food – Hate Waste program on an in-store, consumer education initiative. The company has also recently run "ugly" produce campaigns in both Alberta and Quebec . In addition Sobeys actively participates on the sustainability executive committees for the Retail Council of Canada, the Food Marketing Institute and The Consumer Goods Forum; all of which have food waste initiatives in progress . A professional engineer, Scott has worked in food retailing for nearly twenty years and before that had roles in the railroad and steel industries. He sits on the Board of Directors for Stewardship Ontario,  PAC – The Packaging Consortium and Partners in Project Green.  </p></div>, Scott TudorGP0|#9fce9b97-a3f9-431e-9563-cfb9b3054028;L0|#09fce9b97-a3f9-431e-9563-cfb9b3054028|Scott Tudor;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Food WasteScottTudor
R&D Project Leader, Innovation Team, Campbell Company of Canada LillardR&D Project Leader, Innovation Team, Campbell Company of Canada<div class="ExternalClass053EF9EAACA74AC18AFE2FEF7EB87B38"><p>​John Lillard is a nutritionally and sustainably focused product developer. He has his undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition and a Master's in Food Science, as well as his culinary degree. He is currently a Project Leader on the Innovation Team at Campbell's Canada, where he is actively working on food waste initiatives with the support and assistance of Campbell's global Corporate Social Responsibility team, Provision Coalition, and Enviro-Stewards. Along with his wife Marcy Lillard, he is also owner/operator of Mindful Grocer, an online education and communication portal devoted to food waste reduction and sustainable living.</p></div>, John LillardGP0|#47d2d67c-7fcc-4ae2-a4a9-1d46ffca3809;L0|#047d2d67c-7fcc-4ae2-a4a9-1d46ffca3809|John Lillard;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Food WasteJohnLillard
Senior Food & Agriculture Specialist, Natural Resource Defense Council HooverSenior Food & Agriculture Specialist, Natural Resource Defense Council<div class="ExternalClass13DFAC078CDB40419581E1089E971A30"><p>​Darby Hoover is a Senior Resource Specialist with NRDC's food and agriculture program. She specializes in issues related to food waste reduction, composting, anaerobic digestion, solid waste management, recycling, paper industry reform, and sustainable packaging. Darby's previous work includes helping to manage NRDC's sustainability initiatives with sports and entertainment organizations, including Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, the Academy Awards, and the GRAMMY Awards. She has authored and co-authored numerous publications including NRDC's "Guide to Composting at Sports Venues" and NRDC's report "Game Changer: How the Sports Industry is Saving the Environment". Darby received her bachelor's degree from Stanford University, and her master's in Energy and Resources from U.C. Berkeley.</p></div>,|#30f30a9e-1f9e-4112-a3f1-8b38446aa006;L0|#030f30a9e-1f9e-4112-a3f1-8b38446aa006|Darby Hoover;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Food WasteDarbyHoover
Partnerships & Community Designer, IDEO RidenourPartnerships & Community Designer, IDEO<div class="ExternalClassEDFE4053E81744E48D1D44735D530502"><p>​Working on IDEO's Open Innovation platform, Matt designs strategies to grow and scale OpenIDEO's global impact while developing key partnerships to support the business. Focused on OpenIDEO's Food Waste initiative, Matt is building a network of partner organizations while helping manage the open innovation challenge. Matt leads OpenIDEO's environmental program "Accelerate", which includes an ongoing global event series and a Climate Fellowship program for social entrepreneurs.</p><p>Matt holds an MBA in Design Strategy from CCA (California College of the Arts), a BArch from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and studied design in Denmark through University of Copenhagen.</p></div>, Matthew RidenourGP0|#54142f6e-4215-47c8-9417-3fe8a050e3ce;L0|#054142f6e-4215-47c8-9417-3fe8a050e3ce|Matthew Ridenour;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Food WasteMatthewRidenour
Federation of Canadian Municipalities, NZWC Board Member LongFederation of Canadian Municipalities, NZWC Board Member <div class="ExternalClassE0A959B31DB9499E8E5B4848E3ED3147"><p>Serving multiple consecutive terms as a councillor on the Township of Langley municipal council, he is also an elected member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities national board of directors and a member of the national standing committee on the environment and sustainable development. He also serves as a director on the Metro Vancouver Regional Board. </p> <p> Through his work at FCM, Long was appointed to the NZWC management board and he sits on the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste committee. He is an active member of his home town community of Aldergrove, BC where he resides with wife Karen and together they have operated various restaurants throughout the Lower Mainland over the past 20 years. </p></div>, Bob LongGP0|#144ab5d2-5584-4af4-bafa-0ad1a187f310;L0|#0144ab5d2-5584-4af4-bafa-0ad1a187f310|Bob Long;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Food WasteBobLong

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