Schulveranstaltung: Taking a Bite Out of Food Waste

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Dr. Sarah Surak, Salisbury University


Tuesday, October 10, 2023


Sickingen-Gymnasium Landstuhl/Wallhalben




This is a closed event by invitation of the school. 


This event is kindly supported by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Around one-third of all edible food produced yearly is discarded as waste. At the same time, more than 828 million people globally are nutritionally undernourished. With a focus on global sustainability and the interrelationship between equity, environmental harm, and economic drivers, this lecture addresses the causes and consequences of food waste on the individual and global food waste from production to consumption and finally disposal.

In our event series Climate in Crisis, we explore the challenges of climate change as well as the U.S. approach to climate action, environmental activism, and climate (in)justice.


Dr. Sarah Surak

is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Salisbury University, dividing her time between Salisbury, Maryland (USA) and Hamburg, Germany. Her academic research focuses on environmental policy related to waste management, comparative civic education, and participatory democratic engagement. For more than twenty years, Surak has worked in the field of sustainability, holding professional positions managing and consulting for public and private recycling, composting, and sustainability programs. From 2015 – 2020 Dr. Surak co-Directed Salisbury University’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, where she now serves as a Senior Fellow coordinating activities for the international home of the Center for Civic Reflection.