Sporting Kansas City is upping the game and bringing awareness to food waste
Every year over 40% of food is wasted in the U.S. – that’s 72 billion pounds of food that never reaches the kitchen table. In the spring of 2018, The Nature Conservancy partnered with Major League Soccer club, Sporting Kansas City to spotlight this economic and environmental issue through their new initiative, Sporting Sustainability.
Sporting Sustainability aims to raise awareness around the impact of food waste prevention, including greenhouse gas emissions reduction, responsible agricultural land use and fresh water conservation, while utilizing educational tools to encourage the adoption of sustainable practices amongst consumers.
“The Nature Conservancy has a long history of working with partners and collaborating on projects that are rooted in science and advance our mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends,” said Adam McLane, State Director for The Nature Conservancy in Missouri. “Through this partnership we hope to advance the understanding that individual choices are made every day around food and food waste and how those choices impact our natural resources. We commend Sporting Kansas City on taking this step to recognize the impacts of food waste and how they can use their platform to make a difference for people and nature.