ECO JUSTICE FOR ALL Dialogues present
Environmental Stewardship: The Business Perspective
May 25, 2023, 10 – 11 AM ET
- Stephanie Barger, Director,TRUE – U.S. Green Building Council, California, USA
- Holly Elmore, Founder and CEO, Environmental Impact, Florida, USA
- Simon Lamb, author, “Junglenomics”, Dorset, England
- Tim Trefzer, VP, Sports and Venue Sustainability, Honeycomb Strategies, Atlanta, USA
About our speakers:
As director of market transformation & development for TRUE certification, Stephanie Barger is responsible for the growth and development of the TRUE program globally. TRUE was acquired by GBCI in 2016 and was previously known as U.S. Zero Waste Business Council, which Barger formed in January 2012. USGBC and GBCI are the premier organizations recognizing excellence in green business industry performance globally and administers LEED green building certifications. Barger brings over 25 years of experience in environmental stewardship, employee training, management consulting and business development. Prior to forming the USZWBC, Barger spent 15 years leading Earth Resource Foundation, a dynamic high school environmental leadership program. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University. In her spare time, Barger raises guide dog puppies for the blind and advocates for humane treatment of all creatures great and small. She lives in Penryn, California.
Holly Elmore is Founder & CEO of Elemental Impact (Ei), a U.S.-based global non-profit committed to bringing regenerative operating practices to the corporate community. Beginning her career as an auditor and CPA with Arthur Andersen, Holly worked nearly seven years in the corporate arena. Holly created Executive Catering & Events, a prominent corporate-catering company. Over the next fifteen years, Holly operated Executive Catering along with two successful restaurants in the Atlanta market. Following her restaurant and catering years, Holly served as Founder & Executive Director of the Green Foodservice Alliance (GFA), an affiliate of the Georgia Restaurant Association. During her GFA tenure, Holly created and launched the Zero Waste Zones (ZWZ) program. In 2010, Holly founded Ei as the new home for the ZWZ. The National Restaurant Association acquired the ZWZ in 2012. In addition, Holly is a professional photographer and published photojournalist.
Simon Lamb lives in Dorset, UK and is a countryman and passionate conservationist. He was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire, studying maths, languages, and economics. He began his working career in finance and later became founder/CEO of a successful art business. Simon is now also an author and environmental policy designer. He has devoted a great deal of time to the study of evolution, human development, and technology-driven market economics in the context of their combined impact on the natural world and human society. His prize-winning book, Junglenomics: Nature’s Solutions to the World Environment Crisis (2017) represents the culmination of the insights gained through this study into the underlying causes of the world environment crisis, and presents a unified plan to address it based on the workings of ecosystems. Simon is an economics and environment policy committee member of the IUCN, and a member of Lambda Alpha International (The Land Economics Society). He lives in Dorset, UK. Website: junglenomics.com
For nearly two decades, Tim Trefzer has worked to reduce negative social and environmental impacts of some of the most iconic and recognizable sports teams, venues, events, and brands in the world. In his prior work with Honeycomb Strategies, Tim co-founded the Sustainable Sport index, the sports industry’s first benchmark of sustainability, and advised on strategies for venues such as SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, which was the second NFL stadium to achieve ISO 20121:2012 Event Sustainability Management System certification. Tim was the head of sustainability for the 225-acre campus that includes Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia World Congress Center, the former Georgia Dome, and the Savannah Convention Center, where he convened sustainability task forces, oversaw sustainability in daily operations, and facilitated the LEED certification of three campus buildings. He is past adjunct faculty at Georgia State University and Arizona State University and has held leadership roles in several industry associations including USGBC and IAVM. He resides in Atlanta.
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