STEM Pro Live! at reNature
Maricopa County School Superintendent

On this STEM Pro Live!, you’ll hear about a young company in Tempe, Arizona, that quickly converts food waste to probiotic-like products to help boost plant growth.

Environmental Protection Agency: Sustainable Management of Food Basics
Environmental Protection Agency

Sustainable Management of Food is a systematic approach that seeks to reduce wasted food and its associated impacts over the entire life cycle, starting with the use of natural resources, manufacturing, sales, and consumption and ending with decisions on recovery or final disposal.

Environmental Protection Agency: Food Recovery Hierarchy
Environmental Protection Agency

The Food Recovery Hierarchy prioritizes actions organizations can take to prevent and divert wasted food.

Environmental Protection Agency: United States 2030 Food Loss and Waste Reduction Goal
Environmental Protection Agency

Reducing wasted food will help the United States address climate change, as 20 percent of total U.S. methane emissions come from landfills.

Environmental Protection Agency: Reducing Wasted Food At Home
Environmental Protection Agency

By managing food sustainably and reducing waste, we can help businesses and consumers save money, provide a bridge in our communities for those who do not have enough to eat, and conserve resources for future generations.

Environmental Protection Agency: Food Loss and Waste Factsheet
Environmental Protection Agency

This factsheet provides statistics about food loss and waste and outlines the actions EPA is taking to help reduce food waste in the United States.

Commission for Environmental Cooperation: Food Matters Action Kit and Activity Guide
Commission for Environmental Cooperation

The Food Matters Action Kit contains over 70 activities to engage youth in preventing food waste. Activities can be done individually or in a series, in any order that suits learning themes for your class or organization.

Environmental Protection Agency: Excess Food Opportunities Map
Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. EPA Excess Food Opportunities Map supports nationwide diversion of excess food from landfills.

Environmental Protection Agency: Composting At Home
Environmental Protection Agency

Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow.