CCAC Fellow, City of San Diego
A Washington, DC native, Megan believes that in a world of consumerism, changes in wasteful behavior must be made top down in our policy. She recognizes that humans are creatures of habit, and those habits won’t change unless they have to. With a B.A. in Sustainability, a minor in international studies, and research experience in the public health impacts of climate change, her education and experiences showed her that global issues need local solutions. That’s why she’s made it her mission to address those challenges in her career by dedicating herself to climate policy, with an emphasis in waste management. A Fellow at the City of San Diego’s Environmental Service Department, Megan works day in and day out with businesses to build more sustainable operations so that their employees and those they service have an easier path toward environmentally-friendly habits.
CCAC - Cut, Continue, & Convert! The Importance of Waste Management in Sustainability!Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…everyone knows it, but not everyone does it. But no one wants to live in a trash can, so let’s not make it one! This workshop will provide insightful commentary to America’s current state of waste management as well as solutions that sustainable movements and the next generation are creating!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…everyone knows it, but not everyone does it. Our workshop will look to change that!
- Where our waste goes and why waste management is important
- Reducing our waste
- Reusing our things (Planned obsolescence, thrifting, upcycling)
- Recycling, Organics Recycling, Composting
- Attendees will better understand proper recycling and organics recycling best practices
- Attendees will leave with a toolkit that includes a script of talking when speaking with businesses, friends, and family
- Attendees will leave with a toolkit that includes sustainable alternatives for common consumer habits