This Sunday evening, I’ll be watching the GRAMMY Awards on television, along with millions of other people (over 39 million last year). I’m excited about hearing some excellent music and seeing some spectacular stage shows – but I’m also excited...continued→
Darby Hoover, Senior Resource Specialist, San Francisco
I’ve always been inordinately intrigued by garbage. In college, when I was working for the university recycling center and digging through barrels full of assorted discards, I realized how odd the concept of “waste” was. There isn’t waste in nature – something decays, and becomes food or shelter for something else. Waste is a concept humans invented, and could therefore theoretically uninvent. I’ve spent most of my life trying to figure out ways to help that happen. Currently, at NRDC, I work on waste and recycling issues, and also work with several organizations on comprehensive greening initiatives.
Before coming to NRDC, I worked as Executive Director of the Recycled Paper Coalition, a group of mostly private sector organizations dedicated to the purchase and promotion of recycled paper products. Before that, I worked for other nonprofits promoting social and/or environmental change. I have a degree in English from Stanford University, and a master's in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley.
When I was an undergraduate at Stanford University, I worked at the then-student-run campus recycling center. There, I had multiple opportunities to observe people engaging in the act of disconnecting from their waste. I’d see someone walking along drinking coffee...continued→
For several years, the Natural Resources Defense Council has been working with key sports and entertainment organizations to help them reduce the environmental impact caused by their operations and procurement decisions. In 2007, we began a partnership with The Recording...continued→
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