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FRIDAY: EPA Administrator in Philadelphia for Drexel Food Recovery Event and Wharton Energy Conference Keynote

Release Date: 11/13/2014
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PHILADELPHIA- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy is visiting Philadelphia, Penn. on Friday to participate in a food recovery event to highlight the need to reduce wasted food in landfills, which not only protects the environment but also feeds the hungry. Administrator McCarthy will be joined by Drexel University culinary students and the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management; Brown’s ShopRite, and My Brother’s House, the foodbank where a prepared meal will be donated. Administrator McCarthy will recognize Drexel University’s innovative food recovery program, a pilot program facilitated by the EPA, that partners with Brown’s ShopRite in West Philadelphia.

Administrator McCarthy will then give keynote remarks at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business 2014 Energy Conference, where she will discuss the importance of responsibly developing resources to promote a clean energy economy.

WHEN: Friday, November 14, 2014

10 a.m. EDT

WHAT: Food recovery event with Drexel University, Brown’s ShopRite, My Brother’s House Director, and Drexel Culinary Students

WHO: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

      EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin
          Jonathan Deutsch, Director for the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, Drexel University
          David Deets, Director of Store Development and Sustainability, Brown’s ShopRite
      Larry Russock, Director, My Brother’s House
      Students from Drexel University’s Culinary Arts and Food Science Program

WHERE: Drexel University
      The Paul Peck Problem Solving and Research Building
      101 N. 33rd St. (corner of 33rd and Arch Streets)
      Phila., Pa.
      Entrance is on 33rd Street – 6th floor

11 a.m. EDT

WHAT: Keynote address at University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business 2014 Energy Conference.

WHERE: Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19102

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