Kathy Wicks, University of Massachusetts Dining Services
Kathy Wicks
Director of Sustainability
University of Massachusetts Dining Services

Kathy oversees all sustainability initiatives for Auxiliary Enterprises. She focuses on including sustainability in everyday decision-making for the division, aligning efforts with the campus-wide sustainability priorities, and building diverse partnerships. Kathy has extensive experience in building multi-sector collaborations, leading community engagement strategies, and strategic planning for a variety of food systems initiatives. She has a Master of Public Health from UMass Amherst and a Bachelor's Degree from Smith College.

Presentation Description

This session provides an overview of the multiple strategies and evolving practices that the award-winning University of Massachusetts Dining utilizes for everyday climate action in its Health, Sustainable, Delicious program. Along with the overview, presenter Kathy Wicks, Director of Sustainability for UMass Dining, will discuss food waste prevention and reduction strategies, then lead a discussion about engaging a cross-sector of the food system to find waste solutions.