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Practice Greenhealth is hosting a five-part series, “Feed People, Not Landfills,” on reducing food waste in hospitals. Practice Greenhealth, a nonprofit membership organization, is a source for environmental solutions in the healthcare sector, including webinars, eLearning, and educational programs.

The five webinars focus on food waste assessment, prevention, donation, and management in the health care sector. Part one of the series, live on April 27th at 2:00pm, is “Key Insights and Findings from the ReFED Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste.” This session features the ReFED Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste, which identifies cost-effective strategies for cutting food waste in the U.S. Eva Fowler, Associate Director, Programs & Communications of ReFED, will describe the roadmap, and provide the baseline, solutions, and actions needed to reduce waste by 20%. Part one of the five-part series is open and free to both members and non-members of Practice Greenhealth.

Emily Fabel, who helps administer the RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts program through her work at the Center for EcoTechnology, will speak in “Part Two: Food Waste Assessment and Prevention” on May 4th. Emily will discuss strategies to assessing the amount of food waste generated and the steps to implement an effective food waste diversion program. RecyclingWorks helped produce a how-to guide on estimating food waste and reducing food waste.

The other webinars include:

These five webinars focus on the amount of food wasted at health care facilities, but waste reduction activities at a variety of businesses and institutions have seen improvements in job satisfaction, cost savings, and demands for sustainability.


RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts is a recycling assistance program for businesses and institutions. If you need assistance with setting up a composting or recycling program, call our hotline: (888) 254-5525 or email us at