February Green Business Roundtable


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This month’s topic  – Linking Sustainability with Food in the DC Region

Interest in local food is at an all-time high locally and nationally. Food production, distribution, sale, consumption and disposal all have significant impacts on our environmental footprint.  Join us for a stimulating discussion about food and agriculture in metro DC and their environmental and economic contributions and impacts.  Lindsay Smith (COG) will present a regional overview of these dynamic sectors, and local entrepreneur Tom McDougall of 4P Foods will share his experience with building a food-related business that fosters sustainability while generating profits.

This month’s speakers – Lindsay Smith and Tom McDougall

Lindsay Smith is working with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) to build a multi-faceted Regional Food Systems Program in COG’s Department of Environmental Programs. This new efforts works with a range of stakeholders—from businesses to non-profits to local, state, and federal government to identify opportunities to grow the region’s food economy to the benefit of farmers and producers, consumers, and COG members.
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Tom is the founder of 4P Foods, a Benefit Corporation that works with over 200 local and regional farms, delivering their sustainably produced food to customers in and around DC.  4P’s goal is to use food as a tool to create a more equitable, socially just and sustainable food system of tomorrow.  Tom is a passionate advocate for True Cost Accounting as a resource to change the conversation around what, ultimately, is the true purpose of business.

Location

Offices of Green America
1612 K St. NW, Suite 600
Washington DC 20006

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