Meg has been involved in solid waste and recycling for over 25 years, first in the public sector, now in the private sector and (as she says) always in the not-for-profit sector! She started her career in solid waste first as an elected town board member, then as Executive Director of the Eastern Rensselaer County Solid Waste Management Authority, and now as the Vice President, Materials Management and Community Affairs for Covanta Corporation.

In addition to paid employment, most recently she sits on the Board of Directors for the Go Green Initiative, the innovative environmental education program endorsed by PTAs throughout the United States. Meg recently served on the National Recycling Coalition board as Vice President/Treasurer, and has previously served as both Chairman and President of the organization during her tenure. Additionally she was elected Chairman of America Recycles Day, Inc. for several years and remains on the NYS/America Recycles Day planning team. In New York, Meg continues serve as the Chairman of the Federation of New York Solid Waste Management Associations. In Massachusetts, she is the Immediate Past President of MassRecycle, the only statewide recycling organization as well as holding the position of Chair of the Brewster (MA) Recycling Commission. In Pennsylvania, Meg is an active member of the PA Recycling Markets Center, which strives to bring recycling jobs to that state.

Meg holds a Bachelors Degree from Radford College, the Women’s Division of VPI, in Physical Geography. She has made numerous presentations about all aspects of solid waste management, including waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and waste to energy in the United States and Europe.

“The Go Green Initiative makes doing the right thing very easy in schools. All it takes to start is one person, whether it’s a teacher, administrator, student, PTA parent, whomever, leading by example rather than requiring or adding another curriculum to the school day.”