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The Center for EcoTechnology (CET) is building relationships in Colorado with stakeholders that are interested in addressing wasted food. With support from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), CET will evaluate and provide feedback on current and future food rescue and recovery efforts to improve food waste reduction and recovery in Denver
CET is exploring partnering on projects to increase the capacity to address this important issue in Colorado. To learn more about CET’s work in Colorado and to get involved, contact CET today at 888-813-8552 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helpful Colorado Wasted Food Resources
- NRDC and Food Matters in Denver Resources
- The city of Denver was selected by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to be a model city for Food Matters, a project aimed to encourage food waste reduction through broad policies and programs.
- In the NDRC’s Strengthening Denver’s Food Rescue Ecosystem report an analysis was conducted that identified ways to improve Denver’s food rescue landscape. An additional report by NRDC, Modeling The Potential to Increase Food Rescue, discusses the opportunities to redirect foods to food-insecure individuals. According to their methodology, expanded food rescue efforts in the Denver area could fill 46 percent of Denver’s meal gap.
- Colorado Green Business Network
- The Colorado Green Business Network program helps Colorado businesses increase the efficiency and sustainability of their operations through assessments, networking, and recognition of excellence.
- Colorado’s Food Waste Policies
- The U.S. Food Waste Policy Finder by ReFED details Colorado’s current food waste prevention, rescue, and recycling policies. This includes Colorado labeling regulations, liability protection regulations, tax incentives, animal feed regulations, and organic waste recycling laws.
- Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
- The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act (Public Law 104-210) protects donors from liability when donating to nonprofit organizations and protects donors from civil and criminal liability should the product, donated in good faith, later cause harm to the needy recipient.
- Wasted Food Solutions for Denver, Colorado: Stakeholder Engagement and Initial Findings
With support from EPA Region 8, and in partnership with the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE), the Center for EcoTechnology developed a report on food donation activities at Denver restaurants. This report outlines current successes and opportunities to further food redistribution activities from this sector and provides recommended next steps to foster action.