RUTH PAULEY LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS
A QUEST FOR HARMONY BETWEEN NATURE AND AGRICULTURE
On Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m., the Ruth Pauley Lecture Series will present “Global Initiative Lead: Food Loss and Waste” with Pete Pearson, Director of Food Waste for the World Wildlife Fund in Washington, D.C. The lecture will be the sixth and last in this the Series’ 35th consecutive season of free thought-provoking lectures from renowned thinkers, scholars, statesmen, and arts and entertainment figures.
Pete Pearson is the Global Initiative Lead for the Food Circularity program at WWF – the world’s leading independent conservation organization, whose mission is to create a world where people and nature can thrive together. Pete specializes in food waste prevention and food circularity as part of WWF’s larger food system efforts.
He has led local and national sustainability programs within the retail grocery store sector across 2,000 grocery stores in 37 states, and has over 10 years of technology experience with companies including Hewlett-Packard, Accenture and Albertsons. Pete has worked with public schools and hospitals as an independent sustainability consultant, co-founded a non-profit focused on sustainable and regenerative agriculture, and has co-produced a documentary film on regenerative and local food production.
The lecture will be held in the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center in Owens Auditorium on the Sandhills Community College campus. The lecture will be preceded with a cash bar in the auditorium lobby, and will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception. All Ruth Pauley lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, visit ruthpauley.org.