Joseph Button

Joseph Button has been the Sustainability Director at Straus Family Creamery since 2016. He implements best-in-industry practices related to environmental sustainability throughout the mission-driven company’s operations, including achieving TRUE Zero-Waste Gold certification in 2019. Joseph also works to ensure the economic and environmental sustainability of family organic dairy farms in Marin and Sonoma Counties of … Read more

Jack McQuibban

Jack McQuibban is the Zero Waste Cities Programme Coordinator at Zero Waste Europe, based in Brussels, Belgium. Jack is a young leader working in the field of sustainability and campaigning for several years now. After graduating in International Relations from the University of Leicester, Jack has gone on to design and lead successful advocacy campaigns … Read more

Clare Miflin

Clare is an architect and systems thinker with over 20 years of experience designing buildings to Passive House, LEED Platinum, Living Building Challenge and AIA COTE Top Ten standards. Her work focuses on how design of the built environment can enable regenerative and circular urban systems. Clare led the development of the AIA NY Zero … Read more

Brett Rodgers

Brett Rodgers joined PaintCare in 2017, where he oversees the program’s public outreach and education efforts as Director of Communications. Prior to joining PaintCare, Brett led communications teams at the National Building Museum, the American Institute for Conservation, and other non-profit organizations. He earned degrees from the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, and … Read more

Manuel Medrano

Manuel Medrano has been in the environmental sustainability field for 20 years focused on municipal waste reduction programs, recycling, organic waste management, hazardous waste management, business development, marketing and education. Manuel holds a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in Public Administration, with dual minors in Chicano Studies and Political Science. Manuel belongs to … Read more

Bret Biggers

Bret Biggers joined ISRI in January as an economist to gather, analyze and disseminate information on scrap commodity trends. He is the staff liaison for the Paper Division, Plastics Division, and the MRF Committee. Other efforts Biggers working on is the ISRI Specifications Circular, the Recyclability Protocol, Trade Committee and Market Access Working Group. Biggers … Read more

Meleny Thomas

Meleny Thomas is a community organizer, published author, and member of the South Baltimore Community Land Trust. She has over 15 years of serving youth and families in various capacities; some of which include case management, family support services, and afterschool programming and enrichment. Presently, her work focuses on mobilizing youth and community leadership around … Read more