Judith Selby Lang

Judith Selby Lang artist One Beach Plastic Since 1999 Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang, as a collaborative team, have been visiting Kehoe Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California. They have rambled 1000 meters of tideline of this one beach hundreds of times to gather plastic debris washing out of the Pacific Ocean … Read more

Brock Dolman

Brock Dolman Program Director Occidental Arts & Ecology Center Brock Dolman is a wildlife biologist and is nationally recognized as a restoration ecologist and renowned innovator in watershed management and Permaculture design. Brock integrates wildlife biology and watershed ecology with education about regenerative & Just design as a Life Literacy Coach towards illuminating what it … Read more

Matt Semmelhack

Matt Semmelhack Founder, CEO Boox, PBC Matt Semmelhack is Founder and CEO of Boox.eco, a mission-driven, venture-backed B-Corporation. Matt is a patented inventor and award-winning entrepreneur. He is passionate about climate innovation and started Boox to leave the world a better place for his three kids. He loves a good dad joke (if that exists), … Read more

Gerard Giudice

Gerard Giudice Vice Mayor, City of Rohnert Park, Third Distric Sally Tomatoes Gerard Giudice Bio Born in The Bronx in New York City in 1962, his family relocated to Marin County in 1972. Gerard graduated in 1980 from Novato High School and attended Hotel and Restaurant Management school at City College in San Francisco. He … Read more

Kristin Woods

Kristin Woods Founder Creative Reuse of Vallejo A California Native, originally from southern California. As a single mother on a limited income I found myself finding ways to foster my creative abilities by sourcing materials from thrift stores, flea markets and other outlets. I moved to Vallejo in 2019 and fell in love with the … Read more

Carolina Lobel

Carolina Lobel Sr. Director, Reuse Innovation & Strategy Closed Loop Partners' Center for the Circular Economy Carolina is a Senior Director at Closed Loop Partners' innovation hub, the Center for the Circular Economy, leading the Center’s reuse strategy, research and in-market initiatives. Prior to joining Closed Loop Partners, Carolina helped found and scale Loop by … Read more

Xinci Tan

Xinci Tan Organics Program Manager Zero Waste Sonoma As the Organics Program Manager for the Joint Powers Authority (JPA), Zero Waste Sonoma, I lead the countywide implementation of state law Short-lived Climate Pollutants (SB 1383), am involved in the County's efforts to permit and site a new composting facility, organize annual compost giveaway events, and … Read more

Carol Grzych

Carol Grzych Program Manager The Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners Carol is a Program Manager at Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy, where she supports data analysis and content creation across key priority areas of reuse, consumer behavior and policy within the NextGen Consortium, a multi-year, global consortium that … Read more

Diana Rich

Diana Rich Mayor City of Sebastopol Diana moved to Sebastopol in 1999 with her husband and two young sons. Her contributions to the town include a wide variety of projects for youth, seniors, businesses, nonprofits, emergency preparedness, and environmental interests. For seven years (2010-17), she served as executive director of the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. … Read more

Paul Liotsakis

Paul Liotsakis Founder and CEO Sparkl Reusables Paul has dedicated his career to environmental sustainability, spanning the organic food, renewable energy, and waste management industries. In 2014, he founded Sparkl Reusables (formerly GO Box SF Bay), launching California's first reusable to-go container program, which diverts hundreds of single-use items from Bay Area landfills daily. Sparkl's … Read more