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[GreenYes] new GRRN Board members

Greetings all,

Following up on the GRRN annual fundraising "ask" (which I'm hoping you all
have joined the fun on!) someone asked me who the new dedicated Board
members were. There are four of them, and here they are. They are joining
the old hands, I, Resa Dimino and Rick Anthony. Please share this
information with other progressive folks so we can expand the Zero Waste
movement, especially any people of "means" that may want to help change the


GrassRoots Recycling Network

Board of Directors and Executive Director (Sept 2005)

Martin Bourque (GRRN Board Treasurer, board member since July 2005) is the
Executive Director of the Ecology Center in Berkeley, California. Since
2000, Martin has overseen the longest running curbside recycling program in
the country, which started in 1973. He is a Zero Waste advocate who drafted
Berkeley's Zero Waste Goal and works closely with the local municipal
government to implement Zero Waste programs. He holds the Recycling
Organization seat on Alameda County's Source Reduction and Recycling Board,
one of the country's most innovative and forward looking agencies addressing
issues of waste and resource conservation. Martin has been a professional
in the non-profit sector for over two decades providing policy analysis,
advocacy, and model direct services.

Chris Luboff (GRRN Board member since September 2005) is the Manager of
Seattle Public Utilities' Solid Waste Business Unit. She manages the
preparation Seattle's solid waste plan "On the Path to Sustainability",
which includes Zero Waste as a guiding principle. Business Unit staff are
responsible for overseeing plan implementation and developing new programs
and projects that deliver solid waste services at lowest life cycle costs -
incorporating monetary, environmental and social costs and benefits into
their analyses. Chris has worked with the City for nearly twenty years,
mostly on solid waste programs and planning. She led the development of a
recent proposal to achieve the 60% recycling goal which included new food
waste collection programs for residents and businesses, and disposal bans on
recyclable materials. Chris is a co-founder of the Northwest Product
Stewardship Council, a group of regional agencies working with businesses
and non-profit organizations to integrate product stewardship principles
into the policy and economic structures of the Pacific Northwest. She is
also on the Board of the Washington Toxics Coalition.

Monica Wilson (GRRN Board member since July 2005) works with GAIA, the
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives ( <> as lead U.S. contact. She is currently focusing on stopping
new incinerator proposals in the U.S. and abroad. She also serves on the
board of the Northern California Recycling Association.

Carly Wier (GRRN Board Secretary, board member since July 2005) is the
Executive Director of Summit Recycling Project, a nonprofit organization
working towards the elimination of waste in Summit County, Colorado and
surrounding areas. Carly earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University
of Colorado, where she worked with the award-winning CU Recycling program.
In addition to serving on the Grassroots Recycling Network's board of
directors, Carly is also active in the Nonprofit Recyclers Council of the
National Recycling Coalition and is a board member of the Colorado
Association for Recycling. Carly lives in Leadville, Colorado with her
husband Jason and their animal companions: Chowder, Cosmo, and Kenai.

Resa A. Dimino (currently GRRN Board Vice president; formerly Board
President 1999-2005) Resa has a strong background in zero waste and
recycling public education, advocacy and policy development and is a skilled
technical researcher. She is currently Director of Programs & Development
for the Bronx River Alliance. Prior to that, she served as the
Environmental Analyst for Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr., and
his predecessor, Fernando Ferrer. In that role, she monitored solid waste
and recycling issues in New York City. From 1994 to 1998, Ms. Dimino was
program director at Bronx 2000, a community based development organization
dedicated to affordable housing, neighborhood economic development,
community-based enterprise and environmentalism on local, national, and
global levels. In prior work experience, Ms. Dimino organized several
campaigns and coalitions on various recycling issues, including the campaign
to establish President Clinton's Executive Order on Federal Acquisition,
Waste Reduction and Recycling, signed in October 1993. Ms. Dimino
co-authored and edited a quarterly newsletter, Wastelines, and several
short, issue-specific research papers, including Paper Recycling: Capturing
the High Grades and Paved with good intentions: Beyond Burning Tires, which
was published in Resource Recycling Magazine in 1994. Ms. Dimino holds a
Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She
holds a gubernatorial appointment to the New York State Solid Waste
Management Board. She is proud new mama to Jeanne Louise.

Eric Lombardi (current GRRN Board President, board member since 2001) is the
Executive Director of Eco-Cycle, Inc. (, considered a
nationwide pioneer in the recycling industry which has become the largest
community-based recycling organization in the U.S.A. with a staff of 55 and
processing of nearly 50,000 tons of diverse recycled materials per year.
Eric has experience both nationally and internationally as a project
consultant, keynote speaker and workshop leader for government and private
sector clients across the USA, and in New Zealand, England, France, Romania,
American Samoa, Wales and Saipan. Eric is a co-founder of the global Zero
Waste International Alliance, based in Wales ( <> Eric also has significant facility and program design
experience, including the creation of the first curbside recycling program
and the building the first MRF (materials recovery facility) in North
Carolina (1986). Lombardi served from 1997-2004 on the National Recycling
Coalition's (NRC) Policy Work Group, he is a past Board member of the
Colorado Association for Recycling (CAFR), and was an executive Board member
of the NRC from 1991-1995. In 1992, he co-founded the National Nonprofit
Recyclers Council. Before recycling, Lombardi worked in the energy field,
and from 1984-1988 he created statewide demonstration projects for energy
efficiency as a project manager for the North Carolina Alternative Energy
Cooperation, and in 1982 he co-founded of the Boulder County Energy
Conservation Office. Eric has an advanced degree in Technology and Human
Affairs from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Rick Anthony (GRRN Board member since 1996) is principal of Richard Anthony
Associates, consulting on zero waste and recycling systems in the U.S. and
internationally. He has extensive experience in governmental, private
sector, academic and non-profit approaches to waste management including
serving in the solid waste and wastewater programs of Fresno County
(1979-1987) and San Diego County (1987-1998). He has been a lecturer at San
Diego State University, Fresno State University and California State
University Long Beach. He has served on the Boards of numerous state,
national and international associations including the California Resource
Recovery Association (active involvement since 1975); the National Recycling
Coalition (active since 1980); Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA)
(2003-present); and the California Resource Management Training Institute

Linda Christopher, GRRN Executive Director (since August 2005) started her
career in recycling by accident. She agreed to empty a couple of paper
recycling barrels in the science building at Sonoma State University during
the summer and in a textbook case of bait-and-switch, she found herself in
charge of the entire program. She's been hooked ever since. After organizing
and consolidating the various volunteer efforts on campus, she secured
funding for capitalization and operations then was hired as the university's
first Recycling Coordinator. In addition, Linda and other student activists
were instrumental in convincing the university to ban styrofoam on campus.
In 1989 she became the Education Director at Garbage Reincarnation Inc, a
nonprofit recycling organization in Sonoma County, California. Which
operated four reuse/recycling centers and piloted numerous collection
programs in Sonoma County as well providing leadership on national solid
waste, recycling, and resource conservation issues. Linda was the conference
chair for the 1995 California Resource Recovery Association Conference
(CRRA) which was attended by nearly 800 people. This conference was a
radical departure from previous years' events with sessions on
sustainability, green building, source reduction/waste prevention, and
environmental tree-free papers instead of CRRA's traditional formula of
sessions about collection and processing programs.

Linda joined the original GRRN listserv that developed the first three-point
zero waste platform and she also attended GRRN's first network organizing
retreat in Rock Eagle, Georgia. In 1998, she jointed the staff of Materials
for the Future Foundation, a nonprofit recycling market development
organization in San Francisco, CA. It was an exciting change from working on
recycling collection and solid waste issues. At MFF Linda focused on
recycling's role in sustainable development, healthy communities, and jobs.
Linda is a board member of the Northern California Recycling Association
(NCRA). Linda volunteers on the City of Cotati Community and Environment
Commission and helped start the Cotati Creek Critters, a volunteer creek
habitat restoration group. Linda and her husband Jim Persons live in
Penngrove, California - a community of 800 people north of Petaluma. Their
children grown, they share their home with their large cat.

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