Food retailers — supermarkets, neighborhood grocery stores and convenience stores — are the nexus of food production, distribution and consumption, bringing together the most pressing issues in our food system. They also have the most… Read more »
Peter Cooke comes to Ratio Institute with over 20 years of experience developing sustainability programs, including starting one of the nation’s first green hotel programs. That success led Peter to develop a similar program for Hannaford, New England’s largest grocery chain. Later, at Manomet, a sustainability nonprofit, Peter founded the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) Program in 2012. The GSC became a nationwide sustainability platform for the grocery industry. Peter is ISO 14001 Lead Auditor certified, Commercial Energy Auditor trained, Building Operator Certified and Hazardous Waste Operations certified. Peter serves as adjunct faculty for Antioch University, Tufts University and the University of Maine.
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