Surabhi Shah

Surabhi Shah has been working at the intersection of environmental protection and community work for three decades. At the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, she has led programs in community revitalization, environmental justice and water quality. Surabhi’s leadership in building partnerships with communities, government agencies, NGOs and the private sector was recognized by the Partnership for … Read more

Tamra Yoder

Tamra Yoder is part of the management team at the Wine Service Cooperative, working as the Director of Administration. She has been with the Co-op for the past three years, during its most transformative period; they continue to work to implement new software, improve winery member relationships, while trying to make the environment a priority … Read more


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For over a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans more than 11,000 employees in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic … Read more

Sean Potts

Sean Potts leads the Composting and Food Waste Reduction Cooperative Agreement Program for the Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production. Sean was bit by the agriculture bug while serving as a PCV in Cameroon from 2015-2018 and joined USDA in 2021 after finishing grad school in DC. A permaculture enthusiast, Sean lives with his … Read more

Zen Borlongan

Zen is an NGO worker with extensive experience in developmental and humanitarian work, demonstrating a strong commitment to the community empowerment of the basic masses. With significant involvement with diverse groups, such as Filipino farmers, workers, women, street children, urban poor, and environmental advocates, Zen focuses on effecting positive change. A registered social worker with … Read more

Tori Williams

Tori Williams spearheads strategic initiatives and oversees ornamental landscaping, organic orchards & edible gardens at Frog’s Leap. Before joining her husband full time at their family owned and operated winery in 2020 she was a founding partner at Offset, a design and software company that caters to wine industry clients. Born and raised in Southern … Read more


From community organizers to frontline waste pickers to policymakers, GAIA unites and supports local environmental justice efforts around the world to end waste pollution and implement regenerative zero waste solutions.

Alain Castruita

Alain is an Environmental Engineer and technology enthusiast, who founded a digital project called NEB that raises awareness of solid waste presence everywhere from the perspective of communication and socializing knowledge and information. With more than 15 years of experience, he began working at a landfill on waste management operations, and later realized there was … Read more

Rebecca Kulas

Rebecca Kulas

Rebecca has been in the environmental and sustainability industry for over 37 years with diverse experience in the public and private sector in Consulting, Environmental Management, EHS, Waste Management, Community Funding, Recycling, Waste Reduction, and Sustainability Policy. She is the Sustainability Operations Manager and TRUE Advisor for Best Buy, Inc. Her company is the industry … Read more

Teresa Bradley

Teresa is Founder and CEO of Race to Zero Waste and is the strategic vision of the organization. She has worked with the organization’s staff, board, volunteers, and contractors to develop new concepts and make zero waste more accessible in public spaces. At the height of the pandemic, she worked on discovering new zero waste … Read more