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Making Everyday Earth Day with Dana Gunders and Turner Wyatt, Ep. 19

Guest-host Turner Wyatt interviews the legendary Dana Gunders, Executive Director of ReFED, on this Earth Day special.

Episode 19 Summary

On this special Earth Day episode, we welcome guest host Turner Wyatt, CEO of the Upcycled Food Association. Turner and I have a fun and enlightening conversation with Dana Gunders, Executive Director of ReFED and author of the Waste Free Kitchen Handbook. We reflect on what Earth Day means to each of us and how we all can have an impact in the goal of reducing food waste and protecting Mother Earth every day through the choices we make. On this episode we also celebrate a big announcement from UFA and learn about the exciting and engaging interactive tool from ReFED called the Insights Engine.

Upcycled Food Association Unveils Upcycled Certified Mark

World’s first mark certifying upcycled food in products gives consumers crucial tool to address urgent climate and environmental crises through purchasing power.

Check out the new Upcycled Certified Mark and learn more about what it means and where you will be able to find it soon!

ReFED is a national nonprofit dedicated to ending food loss and waste across the U.S. food system by advancing data-driven solutions.

Insights Engine: Developed by ReFED the Insights Engine is a data and solutions hub for food loss and waste, designed to provide anyone interested in food waste reduction with the information and insights they need to take meaningful action to address the problem.


Earth Day Message from Too Good to Waste!

Celebrating Earth Day serves as a conscious reminder of how fragile our planet is and how important it is to protect it. ...

We celebrate Earth Day to continue promoting environmental awareness and to remind us that we can protect our precious Mother Earth in our everyday lives as well.

About our Guests

Dana Gunders is a national expert on food systems and was one of the first people to raise the alarm about how much food is wasted across the country and the subsequent impacts on our environment, food security, and the economy. Dana serves as the Executive Director – and was a founding board member – of ReFED, the national nonprofit working to advance data-driven solutions to reduce the 35% of food that goes unsold or uneaten throughout our food system. Prior to that, she served as a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she authored the landmark Wasted report about food waste and testified before Congress on the topic.

Dana is the author of the popular Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook, and she launched the "Save The Food" campaign with the Ad Council to provide consumers with easy-to-use strategies to reduce the amount of food that goes uneaten in their homes.

She has made a number of appearances in the media – including on PBS "NewsHour," "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver, CNBC and FOX News – and was called “the woman who helped start the waste-free movement” by Consumer Reports.

Learn more about ReFED

Follow ReFED on Linkedin

Explore the Insights Engine

Follow ReFED on Twitter @ReFED

Connect with Dana on Linkedin

Turner Wyatt is the CEO of the Upcycled Food Association, committed to building a food system in which all food reaches its highest and best use.He is also an award winning social entrepreneur, creating nonprofits and businesses that make our world more equitable and sustainable. He focuses on the food system, and particularly on food waste.

Learn more about Upcycled Food Association

Follow UFA on instagram @upcycledfood

Connect with Turner on Linkedin


Special thanks to our Sponsors and Production Team:


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Produced by Hi-Fly'n Productions

Executive Producer | Host: Kevin May

Associate Producer: Amy Gilbert

Creative Development: Sue Marshall

What's UP segment Co-host: Rochelle Still

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