Nicole Kenney

Nicole Kenney is the Senior Sustainability Manager for LifeLabs Design, Inc., a textile technology and apparel company that enables people to reduce their personal energy use through clothing. She serves as an executive committee member on the Prevention, Repair and Reuse Technical Council of CRRA (California Resource Recovery Association). She is an active member of … Read more

Nadereh Afsharmanesh

Vice President of Sustainability and Education, Earth Friendly Products Ph.D. – Sustainability M.E.M – Master of Environmental Management BAppSc -Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemistry) Dr. Afsharmanesh is the Sustainability Leader in implementing and spearheading a comprehensive climate-positive program that led Earth Friendly Products to became Climate Positive and Zero Waste Platinum certificated at all four … Read more

Bruce Buchan

Bruce is a driver and promoter for sustainability change and believes that Culture, Communication and Collection are the 3 driving factors for achieving zero waste. This redefined concept called the “CleanRiver 3C Process” has been adopted and widely followed by organizations such as Google, Tesla, Facebook and Tim Hortons. A highly sought-after speaker, Bruce shares … Read more

Sue Beets-Atkinson

Beets-Atkinson’s involvement extends into many projects over her long career that range from a sample waste analysis (approximately 200 pounds), with a building walk and recommendations to supporting a 5 day multiple locations waste analysis and extensive building assessment which included over 20,000 pounds of waste, a team of over 15 support staff, extensive recommendations … Read more

Amy Marpman

Amy Marpman is Director of Sustainability at SBM Management. As part of the corporate sustainability team, she provides advisement and support for SBM clients and site teams across the U.S. toward their zero waste goals. Amy has 15 years of experience as a waste and recycling professional, is Chair of the Queens Solid Waste Advisory … Read more

Angel Veza

Angel Veza serves as ReFED’s Senior Manager of Capital, Innovation, & Engagement, working to catalyze the adoption of top food waste solutions. She originally worked in the education field teaching underserved communities. After working with students for 7 years, Angel received her Grade Diplome at the French Culinary Institute and worked through New York City’s … Read more

Eric Winter

Eric has 20 years experience developing and deploying technical programs to delight customers.. Originally a Product Manager for leading eCommerce companies, Eric has led both technical and customer-facing projects at multinational, publicly traded companies such as TD Bank and IDEXX Laboratories, and at smaller startups. Eric serves as the Account Manager and Project Leader to … Read more

Young Grguras

Young started with PLAN right after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2019. While on campus, they organized the fossil fuel divestment campaign, and worked for the Student Office of Sustainability. Young’s involvement with The People over Petro Co. & the fight to resist the petrochemical expansion of the Ohio River Valley led to … Read more

Heather Trim

Heather has more than 25 years of experience in environmental work ranging from Zero Waste to toxic chemicals and habitat issues. At Zero Waste Washington, her focus has been on reducing upstream sources of waste and addressing downstream impacts, getting toxic chemicals out of products, eliminating plastic pollution, and building on the organization’s signature producer … Read more

Crystal Dreisbach

Crystal Dreisbach

Crystal Dreisbach is a solutionary whose life goal is to disrupt the status quo of our take-and-trash economy. She is the Founder & Executive Director of a non-profit organization in Durham, North Carolina called Don’t Waste Durham whose mission is to create solutions that prevent trash. She leads her organization in systemic change projects like … Read more