Our Mission & Team

It’s time to reimagine our food systems and adapt to the realities of a changing world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to renew the earth and contribute to the communities we serve. Too much of our food goes to waste, ending up in landfill, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. There is a better way forward.  Our projects develop community-focused commercial food waste recycling facilities that turn food waste into a valuable resource – clean compost – using state-of-the-art technology. 

Our Team

Christina PioCosta-Lahue

Christina PioCosta-Lahue
Founder and President of Vivaria Ecologics

Christina PioCosta-Lahue is the founder and President of Vivaria Ecologics. Throughout her career, she has worked in food and agriculture systems in a range of contexts – from agribusiness multinationals to government projects with smallholder farmers – and geographies – from Latin America to sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, she has held roles in the US and abroad in the education sector, government advisory work and real estate and urban planning. Christina holds a Master in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in Growth and Structure of Cities from Haverford College.