A Savannah Country Day Alumni, Julia (Glen) Duckworth (class of ’99) developed an innovative strategy and program to divert 20 tons of food waste to feed pigs in the United Kingdom.
Julia is the daughter of Dr. Jonathan C. Glen and Marilyn Glen. She relocated from Atlanta to London in 2012. Julia is a food scientist, nutritionist, and sustainability champion for a London based food company that supplies London’s top Michelin starred chefs and restaurants and exclusive clients like Harrods, Selfridges, and the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace.
On Friday, May 15, 2015, Julia participated in the FoodSave Awards in the exclusive London’s Living Room at City Hall. The awards highlighted the success and engagement of the businesses that took part in the Mayor of London’s FoodSave program.
The FoodSave Awards aim to celebrate the success of the entire project, share lessons learned, and mark the first step in continuing the FoodSave legacy. Special awards were presented to the FoodSave participants that had shown particular dedication and innovation toward reducing their food waste, acting as model examples to other organizations in the food sector.
Julia and her company were nominated for the FoodSave’s Innovation Award. The Innovation Award is for the business that has implemented the most innovative and successful strategy to divert their food surplus to good use.
Matthew Pencharz, Mayor of London’s Senior Advisor for Environment and Energy, presented the Mayor of London’s FoodSave awards. Julia accepted the award for Innovation on behalf on Natoora.
Her work on sustainability within the food industry has been featured in the Guardian.