Scott Cassel

Scott Cassel has over 35 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors solving materials management problems. As CEO of the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), he has led the movement that built the capacity for product stewardship in the US over the past two decades. Scott also developed the facilitation process that PSI … Read more

Rory Bakke

Rory is a Professional Coach who uses Co-Active Coaching training and techniques to help Sustainability/Climate Change practitioners access their values, talents and emotional intelligence to fulfill their life purpose. She is also a Sustainability and ZW veteran consultant who is a “dot-connector” and pragmatic activist. Sustainable Concepts StudioPrincipal

Sophie Hahn

Vice Mayor Sophie Hahn represents the 5th District on the Berkeley City Council. She is the author of Berkeley’s recently adopted Single Use Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance that has been cited as a model approach to reducing throw-away foodware and transitioning to reusables. Deeply committed to environmental work, Vice Mayor Hahn has authored legislation … Read more

Neil Edgar

Neil is the Executive Director, and co-founder, of the California Compost Coalition, a statewide lobbying coalition since 2002, that focuses on legislative and regulatory development regarding composting and other organics management options. – He serves as Chair of the US Composting Council’s Legislative and Environmental Affairs Committee – Neil is a Senior Project Manager with … Read more

Will Bakx

Will Bakx started composting in 1982 at Sonoma State University as student manager of the Ecological Food Production Garden. In 1985 he launched Bennett Valley Farm Compost, processing various agricultural and fish industry discards. In 1993 he started the Sonoma county-wide yard debris composting program as Sonoma Compost Company (SCC). He has diverted over 1,800,000 … Read more

Martin Bourque

Martin Bourque is a renowned recycling industry expert who has led the Berkeley Ecology Center since 2000. Under Martin Bourque’s leadership, the Ecology Center operates the Nation’s first and longest-running curbside recycling program and pioneers Zero Waste policy solutions at the local level. Martin has been a voice helping to keep recycling true to its … Read more

Marvin Hayes

Marvin Hayes is the program manager for the Baltimore Compost Collective which provides life skills mentorship and first-time employment for area youth. The Compost Collective collects food scraps from local customers and creates compost for the Filbert Street Community Garden, the largest community garden in Baltimore. The program was inspired by BK ROT in Brooklyn … Read more

Ana Carvalho

-Contributing Editor to BioCycle – The Organics Recycling Authority Magazine -Board Member of Zero Waste International Alliance -Responsible for the development and implementation of the City of San Diego’s Food Waste Diversion Program from 2012 – 2018 -Recipient of the 2019 Rick Best Environmental Advocacy Award for Lifetime -Environmental Stewardship Achievement – California Resource Recovery … Read more

Esra Tat

Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) is the European network of communities, local leaders, experts and change agents working towards the same vision: phasing out waste from our society. We operate as a knowledge network and as an advocacy group to empower communities to redesign their relationship with resources in line with a circular economy. As Zero Waste Europe’s Associate … Read more

Terry McDonald

Terrence R. (Terry) McDonald became the executive director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc. (SVdP) on June 14, 1984 and is a hands-on visionary leader of the agency. With degrees in Political Science and History and a Masters of Education from the University of Oregon, Terry’s energies are focused on … Read more