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The NJFPA Stradley Ronon Food Forum

This series will focus on stories about the people changing the face of the food processing in the Garden State through innovation, hard work and lending a caring hand. The NJFPA will endeavor to tell the stories that might now get attention in other mainstream channels.

If this series inspires and provides actionable ideas, it will achieve its aims.

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Apr 6, 2022

Welcome to the eighth episode of Season 2 of the NJFPA Stradley Ronon Food Forum Podcast. In this episode, Bill Cornelius, Senior Commercial Banker at M&T Bank speaks with Coryanne Mansell, Client Services Strategist at the Center for EcoTechnology (CET). They talk about their services matching businesses with solutions, NJ laws to be aware of, and how easy it is to get started making changes today.

Guest Bio:

Coryanne Mansell is the Client Services Strategist at the Center for EcoTechnology (CET). Cory supports CET’s Wasted Food Solutions efforts by leading stakeholder engagement processes and providing on-site technical assistance to businesses and institutions. She currently serves as Chair for the Outreach Committee for the Young Professionals of the US Composting Committee, and the Chair for the Education and Outreach Committee for the NJ Composting Council chapter. 

Coryanne has a B.S in Environmental Policy and a B.A in Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a Certificate in Sustainable Business from McIntire Business Institute.

Listeners will hear: 

  • CETs 40 year history as a non-profit helping organizations save time, energy, and money. 2:29
  • The public goals and grants that help them offer consulting services for little to no cost to businesses. 4:12
  • NJ’s current food waste laws may not apply to you now, but planning ahead can put you ahead of the game. 5:21
  • Success stories of how organizations are seeing changes and savings in their business. 10:25
  • The matchmaking they do between businesses and service providers. If your business provides services that support ESG goals (recycling, solar, waste, etc) make sure CET knows about you. 16:24

Download the Edited Interview Transcript (with links to resources)