The core team met with a variety of sustainability experts on March 1st, 2012. The all-day round table discussion, we call it a Big Think, was to identify areas of interest that could be addressed by a LAUNCH: Beyond Waste challenge statement.
Throughout the day insight was provided by the attendees on a variety of topics including the price of moving waste, the affects of waste on human health, decentralized processing facilities, and turning waste into value.
With help from the comments and questions we observed at the Big Think we have developed a LAUNCH: Beyond Waste challenge statement you can review here.
George Orbelian – Project Kaisei,
Deborah Alvarez-Rodriguez – Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin County,
Marnie Webb – TechSoup Global,
Ed Church – Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship,
Kiran Jethwa – Fumase,
Diana Yousef – Development Innoventures
Lynda Grose – California College for the Arts / Goodwill Industries,
Dave Blakely – IDEO,
June Grant – AECOM,
Mitra Ardon – Natural Innovation,
Monica Jain – Manta Consulting Inc.,
Michael Kleeman – University of California San Diego