Education and Outreach
As part of the SPC's education and outreach, it holds several in-person and online meetings and educational events a year. The SPC believes it will require collaboration throughout the supply chain to affect the change needed to realize sustainable packaging. As a result, the SPC continually looks for opportunities to advance its mission through participation in and hosting of conferences and meetings.
Essentials of Sustainable Packaging: Pittsburgh
September 9, 2012
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sheraton Station Square
Please join us for a special pre-meeting, half-day session of the SPC’s Essentials of Sustainable Packaging course, with a focus on the recovery module.
Download the ESP Brochure
Please register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot in the upcoming ESP at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.
SPC Members: $150
Anne Bedarf, Senior Manager
Anne Bedarf joined GreenBlue in September 2007 as a Project Manager for
the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Anne leads the SPC’s Labeling for Recovery Project (“Restart the Cycle”) project, and also oversees the Essentials of Sustainable Packaging curriculum and the sustainable packaging Design Library.
She was previously the Environmental and Safety Manager for the Rivanna
Solid Waste Authority and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority in
Charlottesville, VA, where she led the implementation of an
Environmental Management System at a wastewater plant, water treatment
plants, and solid waste/recycling facilities. In addition, she managed a
landfill bioremediation project to include groundwater and air quality
monitoring. Anne has also been a Project Manager and Environmental
Scientist for the Environmental Company, Inc. (TEC) as well as a Fellow
with the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute. She holds a
Master of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of
Virginia, with a focus on Sustainable Food System Planning, an MS in
Environmental Science and Ecology from the University of Maryland, and a
BA in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. In her
free time, Anne enjoys gardening, keeping chickens, and working at music
festivals to implement recycling and composting. Anne is also a
professional hula-hoop dancer.
Eric DesRoberts, Project Associate
Eric joined GreenBlue as a Project Associate in May 2011. He is
primarily responsible for conducting technical research on packaging
materials and other sustainable packaging issues for to support the
growing SPC project portfolio. Eric recently completed an MS in Resource
Economics and Policy at the University of Maine, where he researched
the environmental impacts of potato-based bioplastic production in the
state of Maine and the policy implications of its integration into
packaging. Through this research, Eric gained expertise in bio-based
packaging materials, Extended Producer Responsibility and Product
Stewardship legislation, LCA methods, and economic modeling. Eric was
also a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow at the University of
Maine. In addition, Eric holds a BA in Economics from Hartwick College.
Danielle Peacock, Project Associate
Danielle joined GreenBlue in August 2011 as a Project Associate for the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. In this role, she provides research support for various SPC projects and initiatives. Prior to joining GreenBlue, Danielle earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she wrote her graduate thesis on the development of the construction and demolition recycling industry in the state of North Carolina. While in graduate school, Danielle interned with North Carolina’s non-regulatory recycling office, the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach. There she worked with local governments and businesses to develop recycling programs and markets for recycled materials, as well as evaluated results of state and local recycling policies using quantitative data analysis. Danielle also holds a BA in Political Science from North Carolina State University. Aside from her commitment to promoting the triple bottom line, Danielle enjoys traveling and being outdoors.