Brenda has 35 years of experience at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) providing expertise in recycling, composting and other resource conservation practices and policy to government agencies, industry, and public interest and community-based organizations. She has researched and co-authored more than a dozen reports on recycling and composting. Brenda’s current focus is advancing food waste reduction as a key short-term climate solution to draw down carbon from the atmosphere and sequester in soil via compost, and doing so in way that builds local enterprises and community equity.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Director, Composting for Community Initiative