We are excited to announce three more Ignite-style 5-minute talks for our 3:30 afternoon session.

Beverly Graham, Operation Sack Lunch

OSL is a 29 year-old meal provider serving more than 900,000 no-cost meals annually to those who struggle with hunger throughout Seattle. Our meals are made from the 1.5 million pounds of food our recovery program, Food In Motion, rescues each year. OSL serves without requirement or judgment with a focus on nutritional density, in keeping with their tag line: Nutritional Excellence, a right we are born to, not a privilege we earn.

Riley Starks, Lummi Island Wild: Stopping Salmon Farming in the Salish Sea

Riley Starks will provide an update on the fight against salmon farming in the Salish Sea since the catastrophic collapse of a Salmon Farm net pen last year that spilled millions of contaminated Atlantic Salmon into our ecosystem. As we make progress here in Washington, banning new salmon farms, the focus of the fight shifts to the waters of British Columbia.

Cristie Kistler, Finn RIver Cidery: What does it mean to make your food or farm business a force for good?

Finnriver Farm & Cidery will share their experience of becoming a Certified B Corporation as an example of their process to answer that question. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Finnriver is an organic farm and craft cidery, located in the Chimacum Valley on the Olympic Peninsula, with a mission to grow community and inspire deeper connections to the land that sustains us.

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