In NYC, 68% of food waste is still edible. When all of that food goes to the landfill, it decomposes and releases harmful greenhouse gases, totaling 20% of our methane emissions. If we’re serious about fighting climate change, we need to act now. Are you ready to make a change? The 2021 Food Waste Fair, a week-long series from June 14-19, offers both virtual and in-person events focused on ending food waste.
The Sanitation Foundation is the official non-profit partner of the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY). Our mission is two-fold: to celebrate and support the essential Sanitation workforce and advance the Department’s ambitious zero-waste agenda. We accomplish this by fostering innovative public/private partnerships between DSNY, businesses, and community organizations. Our public engagement, education, and capacity-building programs support DSNY in achieving our shared vision for a healthier, cleaner, more sustainable NYC.