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Save the Date!  

August 25:
Pop Up! CHaRM
9 AM - 1 PM 
Salt Lake County Government Center
2001 S. State St, SLC
List of accepted items

September 15:
Fix-It Clinic at the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City
11 AM - 2 PM
More details soon!

November 17:
Fix-It Clinic at the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City
11 AM - 2 PM
More details soon!

ICYMI:  

Thanks to all who have joined us at our  Fix-It Clinics! Check out the press coverage! 

The Salt Lake Tribune
KSL
Deseret News
ABC 4 Utah

From our June Newsletter:

Sustainable Event Planning...

 Learn more about our 2017 Zero Waste Award winners:

Utah Pride Festival

Clever Octopus

Blended Table

Harmon's Emigration Market 

Film:
Minimalism

 

Board Members

Morgan Olsen Bowerman, President

Wasatch Resource Recovery
Email: boardchair@utahrecyclingalliance.org

Morgan Olsen BowermanMorgan Olsen Bowerman

Morgan Olsen Bowerman works for Wasatch Resource Recovery, Utah's first and only anaerobic digester dedicated to food waste diversion. 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. Previously, Morgan was the Resource Recovery Specialist for Momentum Recycling where she managed their food waste effort. Prior to that, she 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. 


Kate Whitbeck, Past President

Momentum Recycling
Email: recycle@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.


Sarah Bateman, Vice President

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.


Patrick Sheehan, Secretary

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 wife.


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. 


Ayrel Clark-Proffitt

University of Utah
Email: recycle@utahrecyclingalliance.org

Ayrel Clark-ProffittAyrel Clark-Proffitt

Ayrel Clark-Proffitt joined the University of Utah's Sustainability Office in 2012. She manages programs that aim to create a culture of sustainability on campus, including multiple waste-diversion initiatives. She is the manager for the annual U Recycle Day, where the university collects electronics and personal documents for proper recycling, as well as food donations to give to the on-campus food pantry. She is also in charge of the residence hall move out donation drive and the volunteer RecycBike Brigade, which uses cargo bikes to collect cans and bottles from tailgaters before football games.
 
Ayrel transplanted her Midwest roots to the West in 2005 when she joined The Arizona Republic newspaper in Phoenix. The year before moving to Utah, Ayrel spent a year in India working on a waste-management project that incorporated waste pickers into door-to-door collection services. Ayrel completed a B.A. in journalism and political science from Iowa State University and a Master in Public Administration from Arizona State University. When she’s not at work, she and her husband enjoy getting outdoors and showing their toddler the wonders of the Wasatch.


Jennifer Farrell

Salt Lake City Municipal Corporation
Email: recycle@utahrecyclingalliance.org

Jennifer FarrellJennifer Farrell

Jennifer Farrell grew up moving around many parts of Utah but has called Salt Lake City her home since 2011.  After earning a degree in Sociology in 2010 from Weber State University she completed an internship with the Tracy Aviary's education department before starting her career with Salt Lake City Municipal Corporation. Jen now leads the Waste and Recycling Division's Education and Outreach team that strives to work with and educate Salt Lake City residents on recycling and waste diversion practices. As part of this role she also directs and helps teach the SLC Master Recycler program, providing in-depth training for those looking to make sustainable changes in their communities.
 
Jen owns a home near downtown and enjoys the proximity to great music, food and events. She lives with her dog Zora, who is also her paddle-boarding buddy. 


Brooke Finlinson

Community Activist
Email: recycle@utahrecyclingalliance.org

 

Brooke has long been passionate about living sustainably. She has worked with local area schools to start or improve recycling programs and to implement 'Idle Free' campaigns. She became a certified Master Recycler, and has since spent her time volunteering and working to educate the community on better recycling and waste reduction practices. Brooke lives in Murray, with her husband and two children, who share her passion for a healthier environment. Together, they strive toward a zero waste and more environmentally friendly life.


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.


Chance Thompson

SMG
Email: recycle@utahrecyclingalliance.org

Chance Thompson is the Senior Manager, Sustainability and Public Relations for SMG at the Salt Palace Convention Center and Mountain Exposition Center. He is the Chairperson of a 35-member Green Team Committee consisting of representatives from those two organizations and their three hospitality partners at Visit Salt Lake, Utah Food Services, and PSAV. Under Chance’s leadership, they’ve pursued five APEX/ASTM Level 1 certifications concurrently. After joint certifications were received in June 2017, word spread throughout the sustainable meetings industry and he has since led webinars, training, and speaking engagements on how to replicate this strategy. He is also serving a two-year term on the Event Industry Council’s Sustainability Committee. In May of 2018 the Salt Palace and Mountain America Expo were the recipients of the globally recognized IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award, given to them for their APEX/ASTM certification strategy and their creative and impactful community donation efforts.

Originally from Potomac, MT, Chance now lives in Park City, UT, with his fiancé (Ryan), dog (Lucy), and cat (Teddy). He is a self-proclaimed outdoor fanatic, enjoying backpacking, skiing and mountain biking in his spare time.