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April 4, 2018

Boulder County Announces Food Waste Awareness Week, April 16-22


Boulder County, Colo. - The average American tosses nearly 300lbs of food each year, food that is often perfectly fine to consume. Boulder County is launching its first annual Food Waste Awareness Week, April 16-22, to help residents learn waste reduction tips and techniques to help save food, money, water, and other resources.

Throughout the week, Boulder County and its partners will be hosting a series of events to bring awareness to this issue in our local community. In addition, residents have the option to sign up to receive daily e-newsletters with information on food waste reduction tips, food reuse recipes from area chefs, and other important food waste messages through an email newsletter. Interested participants can also take a pledge to make an effort to reduce their own waste. The newsletter sign up, pledge form, and more information can be found at www.BoulderCounty.org/food-waste

Awareness Week Events

Monday, April 16
What: A screening of the film Just Eat It
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bohemian Biergarten at 2017 13th St, Boulder
Cost: FREE and no RSVP required

What: A screening of the film Just Eat It
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Nederland Community Center at 750 CO-72, Nederland
Cost: FREE and no RSVP required

Friday, April 20
What: A tour of Community Food Share
When: 3:30 p.m.
Where: 650 S. Taylor Ave, Louisville
RSVP: Please RSVP online for the tour – spots will fill quickly

Boulder County is partnering with Boulder Food Rescue, BVSD School Food Project, Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE), Community Food Share, City of Boulder, Longmont Food Rescue, Uproot Colorado, Post Action Landfill Network, Eco-Cycle, and more on this inaugural event.

Boulder County is proud to have so many passionate community partners on this effort, and looks forward to engaging with citizens and businesses to work together to reduce food waste.

For more information and to sign up for events, visit www.BoulderCounty.org/food-waste. If you have questions about the event, contact Leigh Ratterman, at 720-564-2238 or lratterman@bouldercounty.org.

Logos from all participating partners