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Gary Oppenheimer Nationally Recognized Game Changer in the Landscape of Food Waste, Hunger and Disruptive Innovations
Gary is a sought after food waste thought leader, World Food Prize nominee, CNN Hero, lecturer and speaker (including two TEDx presentations), Points of Light Tribute winner, Purpose Prize Fellow, Huffington Post’s “Greatest Person of the Day” and “2011 Game Changer”, winner of the Russell Berrie Foundation’s “Making A Difference” award, winner of the Glynwood 2011 “Wave of the Future” award, winner of the 2012 Elfenworks “In Harmony With Hope” award, Echoing Green semifinalist and founder of AmpleHarvest.org.
He makes his home in the mountains of northern New Jersey after having lived on a boat on the Hudson River in Manhattan since 1978.
He is also a Master Gardener, Rutgers Environmental Steward, former community garden director, Environmental Commissioner in northern New Jersey, an avid gardener and long distance cyclist.
He has spoken at the Pentagon, presented at White House hunger events, Feeding America's national conference, two international food conferences, multiple times at major gardening groups including the American Community Gardening Assortation, and the International Community Gardening Association, and more.
He is known for engaging with the audience while giving his talks and chatting with them one on one afterwards.