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What pro-active steps can a business take to become greener? One way is to evaluate their office practices through the lens of sustainability. Identifying the “greenest/most sustainable” choice and/or action is not always easy, especially for busy professionals. Come learn how understanding your office’s greatest areas of impact can be key in making it greener.

Join us at GreenLane’s next monthly meeting for a presentation that will delve deeper into this topic. Danny Pearson, representing BRING’s rethink Business Program, will discuss how BRING’s consulting program evaluates current office practices being used by their clients and offer helpful recommendations that audience members can take back to their workplace. Angie Marzano, Waste Reduction Specialist for Lane County Waste Management, will talk about how Lane County supports business recycling efforts through its partnership with BRING and other contractors. Danny will highlight business case studies that demonstrate how simple steps lead to big savings, and have resources on hand for businesses who want to start now!

About the Speakers:

Danny Pearson: Currently, Danny Pearson holds the title of Project Manager for BRING’s rethink Business Program. Aside from his primary duties, Danny also manages and performs field work related to other limited term contracts on BRING’s behalf. These include: both the commercial & residential sides of the Love Food Not Waste composting program, the EcoBiz program, which provides auto shops in the Eugene/Springfield area with technical assistance, as well as being the lead administrator for the Single Family Weight Study, which seeks to understand waste quantities produced in the Eugene Area.

Danny and his wife of thirteen years, Sarah, relocated to Oregon in 2009. Today they have a home in Cottage Grove and, along with their business partner Emma, own and operate Murphy’s Paw Pet Grooming in Eugene. Danny’s passions include playing music and being a local climate change activist working with 350 Eugene. Danny was the organization’s first intern, and to date is the group’s Public Outreach Coordinator.

Angie Marzano: As the Waste Reduction Specialist for Lane County Waste Management, Angie oversees solid waste contracts, enforcement and policy. She is also helping to update Lane County’s Solid Waste Management Plan, a planning document that will be used to guide the County’s solid waste operations into 2030. Before coming to County, she worked as Director of Business Development at BRING Recycling helping clients implement strategies that reduced energy use, managed carbon emissions and improved business operations. Additionally, she worked with BRING to expand business services that included the City of Eugene’s Single Family Weight Study, Residential Food Waste and internal Zero Waste Initiatives. Angie has over 15 years of solid waste and recycling experience.


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