Please Join PNSMA from 11:30am - 1pm on March 31st for our Spring Quarterly Forum.
We are thrilled to announce that our topic for this forum is plastics.
The panel discussion will focus on the intersection of social marketing and policy efforts to confront issues related to plastic pollution and waste.
Becca Fong, Seattle Public Utilities
Becca Fong has a passion for helping people create connections with the environment to live lighter on the earth, through lasting behavior change. As the Residential Outreach Program Manager at Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), she creates ways for Seattleites to be some of the best recyclers and composters in the nation and reduce their waste. She works on community education, social campaigns, and coordinated efforts with industry partners to create a more sustainable solid waste system. She draws from a BS in Biology & Conservation from the University of Washington and 20 years of experience in natural resource management, local food systems, and community engagement to create solid waste programs to engage the diverse communities of Seattle to make sustainable shifts for positive environmental change.
Dune Ives, Lonely Whale
Dune Ives is the CEO of Lonely Whale, an incubator for courageous ideas that drive impactful, market-based change on behalf of our ocean. An experienced leader and trusted advisor in the fields of corporate sustainability and global philanthropy, Dune brings 20+ years of expertise and a thoughtful and optimistic approach to the marine conservation industry as a keynote speaker and advocate for an ocean free from plastic pollution. Under Dune’s leadership, Lonely Whale’s Next Wave Plastics and Ocean Heroes Bootcamp initiatives and campaigns, including “For A Strawless Ocean” and “Question How You Hydrate”, have helped to resolve challenges for our environment to ensure a healthier planet.
Nora Nickum, Seattle Aquarium
Nora Nickum is the Ocean Policy Manager at the Seattle Aquarium, where she works on state and federal policies to protect ocean health, including by curbing plastic pollution and waste.
She previously worked on climate policy with the US Agency for International Development and as a consultant for local governments, and has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.
McKenna Morrigan, Cascadia Consulting Group
Our discussion moderator, McKenna Morrigan is a Senior Associate at Cascadia Consulting Group, where she specializes in helping communities use data to improve programs and develop sustainable materials management policies. McKenna was a lead author for a recent plastic packaging study completed for the Department of Ecology addressing plastic packaging waste in Washington. She also served as a technical advisor on development of producer responsibility policies for plastic and other packaging in Washington that was introduced by State Senator Mona Das in the current legislative session.
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