World Wildlife Fund Pilot
Urban Green Lab and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are teaming up to pilot cafeteria-based food waste audits in Metro Nashville Public Schools in an effort to better understand how K-12 schools can rescue, recycle, and reduce their wasted food. In 2018, Nashville was selected as one of nine U.S. cities to implement WWF’s Food Waste Warrior Curriculum, supported by the Kroger Foundation, and over the spring of 2019, Urban Green Lab and partners conducted 18 audits in three schools, collecting over 4,000 pounds of wasted food, composting 2,000 pounds, and recovering 700.
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Students Found 131 Pounds of Food Waste. Here’s What They’re Doing About It.