Weslynne Ashton

Professor Illinois Institute of Technology

Professor Weslynne Ashton is a sustainable systems scientist, whose research, teaching and practice are oriented around transitioning our socio-ecological systems towards sustainability and equity. She studies the adoption of socially and environmentally responsible strategies in business, and the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in addressing social and environmental challenges. Her research is grounded in industrial ecology and the circular economy. Her current work focuses on increasing sustainability and equity in urban food systems, and developing regenerative economies in post-industrial regions, newly industrializing countries and small island states.

PhD, Environmental Science 2001-2008
SB, Environmental Engineering 1995-1999
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energy-managements Energy Management
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To Reduce Food Waste, Collaboration and Partnerships with Local Regulators is a Must

Weslynne Ashton - September 20, 2023

The United States needs to reduce food waste. Solutions exist to make it happen, but without collaboration, transparency, and partnerships that include local regulators, all those efforts could be for naught.

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