Zero Waste Business for Community Resilience

November 30, 2022 from 10:45 am to 11:45 am

Speaker: Moderator: Celia Ristow • Speakers: Natalie Lessa, Sara Fuentes, Lael Giebel

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People, Planet, Profit…Whether seeking zero waste certification, compliance with new state laws and city ordinances, or workplace changes brought on by shifts in the economy since March 2020, businesses are adapting-and fast. Case studies shared in this session will demonstrate how successful partnerships outside the immediate organization are building resilient communities through the application of zero waste principles.

Moderator: Celia Ristow, TRUE


  • Natalie Lessa, Co-Founder, Principal Consultant, ReCREATE Waste Collaborative – Strategies For Implementing Local Single-Use Plastic Policies
  • Sara Fuentes, Co-Founder and President, Smart Waste – Decommissioning and Downsizing Responsibly
  • Lael Giebel, Director of Global Sustainability, KnowBe4 – Zero Waste Plan and Implementation: Successes and Challenges