University of Pittsburgh Berg Center Premieres Documentary Focused on Reducing Food Waste, Rescuing Abundance

PITTSBURGH The David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh premieres its new social documentary film called Rescuing Abundance. This is a film about creative business solutions for reducing food waste.  Rescuing Abundance world première screening event is for October 11, at 6 p.m. at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.  The film’s trailer is available here.

Furthermore, about 31 percent of perfectly good food gets thrown out every day in the United States. Also, That is while millions suffer from food insecurity.  So, the Berg Center focuses on food waste as ethics and social responsibility issues. Therefore, this film highlights the solutions to food waste. Solutions prevalent throughout the Pittsburgh region.  For example and including on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.

In addition, Rescuing Abundance first began as a student project. That’s when students enrolled in a Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics at the University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration. They conducted research on food waste from an ethical perspective and performed extensive pre-production services for the film.

As well, these Rescuing the Abundance food heroes united in their commitment to build fair, sustainable practices that build food security. Also, these community partners also awarded with a special “Food Innovation Award” at the event.

In conclusion, Rescuing Food Abundance is only the beginning of the effort to shine a light on reducing food waste.  Finally, the Berg Center plans to develop Rescuing Abundance into a curriculum for other universities.  That is through a series of video-based case studies to be created.  Created from the various interviews in the film.

Finally, Premiere: Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium 650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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