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Learn more about our 2016 Zero Waste Award winners:

Dominion-Questar Corporation

The Chocolate Conspiracy

Sunrise Cyclery

Walden School of Liberal Arts 

Film:
Just Eat It

 

Board Members

Kate Whitbeck, President

Momentum Recycling
Email: boardchair@utahrecyclingalliance.org

Kate WhitbeckKate WhitbeckKate is one of the primary owners of Momentum Recycling which is a zero waste company providing recyclable and green waste collection services to businesses, non–profits and government agencies across the Wasatch Front. In 2012 the company expanded into glass processing and built a plant to clean and crush recycled glass from Salt Lake and surrounding communities. Kate holds a broad range of responsibilities at Momentum including sales, client training and public education.

Through Momentum she provides consulting services on waste reduction through sustainable purchasing and material use, creative reuse, and recycling. As a seasoned scavenger, she serves as Momentum’s waste audit expert.

Kate served as the Co-Chair of the Salt Lake Mayor’s Green Team from 2008-2012, and currently serves on an Advisory Board to the Utah Society for Environmental Education. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and two children.


Emily Malik, Co-Vice President

City of Logan
Email: recycle@utahrecyclingalliance.org

Emily is the Conservation Coordinator for the City of Logan, Utah. Emily MalikEmily Malik

She is responsible for developing energy conservation programs and recycling, green waste, and landfill education for Logan City's Environmental Department.   Emily enjoys working on ways to connect with our environment to make our community a cleaner and healthier place to live. 

Emily coordinates Logan City’s Renewable Energy and Conservation Advisory Board and sits on the board for Utah State University’s Sustainability Council.


Morgan Olsen Bowerman, Co-Vice President

Momentum Recycling
Email: recycle@utahrecyclingalliance.org

Morgan Olsen BowermanMorgan Olsen Bowerman

Morgan Olsen Bowerman is the Resource Recovery Specialist for Momentum Recycling where she manages their food waste effort.  She is in daily contact with food manufacturers, distributors and end-users along the Wasatch Front, helping them find a solution for their organic-based waste. Momentum Recycling has partnered with ALPRO Energy & Water, a local firm building an anaerobic digester designed to process organic waste into energy and fertilizer, and Morgan works to source waste for the digester. Previously, Morgan led the recycling education and outreach program for Salt Lake County and worked as the Zero Waste Event Coordinator for Eco-Cycle in Boulder, CO. 

She got her start in the recycling industry during her time in Sub-Saharan Africa where she founded Recycling for Hope – the first recycling initiative in Northern Uganda. Morgan lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and rescue dog. 


Andree' Walker Bravo, Treasurer

Utah State University Extension
Email: recycle@utahrecyclingalliance.org

Andree' Walker BravoAndree' Walker Bravo

Andree' Walker Bravo is originally from California where she was lucky enough to grow up with an amazing community recycling program! This early experience helped influence her decision to enter the world of environmental outreach and education as she earned a degree in Environmental Studies and a Masters in Watershed Science from Utah State University. Andree' worked in the Environmental Education field for over 15 years, first with USU Water Quality Extension and then with the Utah Society for Environmental Education. She is currently the Urban Director for USU Extension in Salt Lake County. Andree' enjoys spending time with her fantastic husband (also a recycling advocate and employee of Momentum Recycling), their four kids, and their mini "farm" in Tooele. 


Sarah Bateman

Community Activist
Email: recycle@utahrecyclingalliance.org 

Sarah BatemanSarah BatemanSarah is a long-time advocate for environmental stewardship. She has worked with the City of Orem to establish the Natural Resources Stewardship Committee, which was voted into City code on 21 June 2016. It is the first city-sponsored committee of its kind in Utah County.

She is the founder of Free SWAP—Sharing We All Prosper, a pop-up event for freely exchanging goods that emphasizes sharing abundance, uniting communities, and minimizing waste.

In one local school, Sarah initiated a Green Week, a student-participation garbage audit, and a food waste audit. At another, in her role as Sustainability Committee Chair, she supports existing recycling programs and the expansion of The Edible Schoolyard Project.

Recently she has begun collaborating with public and non-profit organizations, farmers markets, and other food advocates on behalf of the EAT Coalition of Utah County, which works to improve food systems, identify food deserts and better serve the food needs of at-risk populations in the county.


Molly Brooks

Recycle Utah
Email: recycle@utahrecyclingalliance.org

Molly BrooksMolly BrooksMolly is the Director of Outreach and Communication for Recycle Utah in Park City. Recycle Utah empowers people to lead more sustainable lives through education, advocacy and a 24/7 recycling center, which accepts more then 50 different items. The organization is committed to reducing waste and preventing groundwater pollution in Park City and Summit County. Molly coordinates Recycle Utah's social and print media presence, advocacy efforts, donor stewardship, event management and intern & volunteer program. 

Before joining the Recycle Utah team, Molly managed communications, outreach and development for a variety of Colorado-based nonprofits. She has also worked as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and at-risk youth.


Michael Johnson

3form
Email: recycle@utahrecyclingalliance.org

Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson

 As Director of Sustainability, Michael creates and oversees corporate environmental and social responsibility programs at 3form. These include initiatives designed to achieve goals of zero waste in manufacturing, carbon neutrality, product transparency and optimization, and integration of sustainability ethics into the workforce. Currently, Michael spends a large amount of time focused on building materials transparency and optimization. He leads educational presentations coast to coast to help architects and designers better understand the topic and prepare to embrace LEED V4 and other healthy building standards.

With more then 20 years of experience and formal education in the environmental and sustainability business arenas, he brings real world context and practical solutions to complicated problems.  These efforts have been recognized with sustainability awards and speaking engagements to business groups, universities and colleges, sustainability conferences, and other professional organizations.

Michael joined 3form after 12 years at the helm of ReDirect Guide, a multimedia company he created which pioneered sustainability-specific marketing to help green businesses attract customers. Among many other accomplishments, he produced over 26 large scale community events, including the annual Live Green SLC! Festivals, and created the world's first carbon-offsetting credit card that partnered with a sustainability-oriented community bank. Prior to creating ReDirect Guide, he spent several years in environmental remediation and emergency response, gaining an important understanding of health and environmental impacts caused by exposure to chemicals and materials.  

Free time is usually spent in wilderness environments on a pair of telemark skis, mountain bike, climbing rope, or variety of other adventure gear, including his newest adventure pursuit of kite boarding.


Eric Michaels

Salt Lake County
Email: recycle@utahrecyclingalliance.org

Eric manages the Household Hazardous Waste Program for the Salt Lake County Health Department. He believes this program to be a community resource and these facilities a place to properly dispose of 2.6 million pounds of e-waste and chemical waste annually. He has overseen an increase in reuse by 100% by finding partners in the community that can use the materials that are dropped off.  As a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison in Zoology and Environmental Studies he strongly believes in Aldo Leopold's land ethic: "When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

In his free time he enjoys international travel, the wilderness of Utah, snowboarding, mountain biking and canyoneering.


Dan Moore

Salt Lake County
Email: recycle@utahrecyclingalliance.org

Dan MooreDan Moore

Dan is a Licensed Environmental Health Scientist with Salt Lake County Health Department and is currently a supervisor in the Bureau of Water Quality & Hazardous Waste. Dan has been with SLCo for 12 years. He attended Auburn University and the University of Utah. Dan loves to play in the outdoors, whether fly fishing, cross-country skiing, backpacking, gardening or car camping. Dan has two daughters, 5 and 2,  who thus far seem to share his love of the outdoors, especially all things bugs.


Daniel Salmon, Past President

Material Resourcers
Email: recycle@utahrecyclingalliance.org

Daniel SalmonDaniel Salmon

Everything starts with a question for Daniel Salmon. The question he asks most is: “What is the most significant impact I can make in the world?” For now, the answer is running and directing Material Resourcers: a by-product reclamation and building deconstruction company based in Salt Lake City. Their work ensures industrial and manufacturing waste can be repurposed rather than landfilled. The same is true for unwanted buildings; the materials have both embedded energy and reuse potential. Daniel is also the regional associate for The ReUse People of America; a non-profit dedicated to reducing demolition waste through responsible reuse and salvage. In his role as president of the URA, Daniel is excited to expand the reach and impact of material reuse & recycling throughout Utah. In his rare spare time, Daniel spends time with his family, writes screenplays (and bios), and cracks jokes that are usually appropriate. 


Patrick Sheehan

Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Email: recycle@utahrecyclingalliance.org

Patrick SheehanPatrick SheehanPat is an environmental scientist and has worked with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality for the past 23 years. At the DEQ, Pat has worked on air toxics issues, underground storage tank contamination, solid and hazardous waste issues. Prior to that, he worked as an environmental consultant remediating petroleum-contaminated sites. Pat has environmental science degrees from New Mexico Highlands University and Washington State University, and is a big believer in using common sense as often as possible.

Pat bikes, plays tennis and golf, teaches yoga to co-workers, and likes to ski. He also loves backpacking, hiking and camping. Pat lives in North Salt Lake with his partner and his cat.