Topic: Green Event Planning 8:00am – 8:50am
Molli Milner recently founded Small Blue Planet Events and Consulting. Her experience is extensive and includes a broad range of specialty events and over 100 weddings. With first hand experience of the waste often produced from just one event, she felt the desire to search for a greener way.
In 2007, she launched Green Girl Events. GGE received some great press including Sunset Magazine and California Home and Design. GGE was often hired by local and national non-profits to plan unique high quality events while reducing their environmental impact. With Small Blue Planet she is excited to be moving into a new phase of event planning that includes consulting and project management.
Topic: NPEP Award and Presentation on Zero Waste Events and Venues 8:50am - 9:40am
Tom Huetteman is the Associate Director in the Waste Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Southwest Regional Office. He manages programs in pollution prevention, recycling and composting, solid waste, green building, and waste on the Mexican border. Tom's office is currently providing national leadership in the area of green meeting planning and hospitality. During Tom’s 24 years at EPA, he has also worked in water, air and superfund programs. Before joining EPA, Tom served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal. Tom has a B.S. from the University of Michigan.
Topic: Green Washing 9:40am - 10:05am
Lin King is the Program Manager for the UC Davis Waste Reduction and Recycling Program under the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability. The Waste Reduction and Recycling Program initiated the first zero waste special event program on campus and helped create the Zero Waste Aggie Stadium. Currently, the University of California has a goal of zero waste by 2020.
Lin has also served as a Boardmember and Vice President of the California Resource Recovery Association, the Chair of the California Collegiate Recycling Council, and Vice President of World Reuse, Repair, and Recycling Association.
Topic: Green Conference Material 10:20am – 10:45am
Andrew has been the art director for UC Davis Repro Graphics since 2008. At Repro Graphics, he designs and coordinates print projects for a variety of departments and also manages the approval of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) labels for all jobs using sustainable paper on campus. Previous to coming to UC Davis, Andrew was the art director at the California Chamber of Commerce as well as a freelance designer. Some of Andrew's previous clients include the Sacramento Kings, Augusta National Country Club and the American College of Veterinary Nutrition.
Dean R. Parker
Topic: Green Facility Spotlight – Peppermill Spa Resort Casino 10:45am – 11:10am
Dean has over 25 years of experience in the event planning and management industry. He worked 10 years with Albert D. Seeno Construction Company as Director of Risk Management. Dean has 15 years with Peppermill Spa Resort Casino as the Executive Facilities Director. He oversees 300 employees in engineering, construction, ground maintenance, security, and geothermal systems. Dean Graduated at Oregon State University and has a B.S. Degree - Environmental Safety & Health.
Topic: Green Food & Beverage 11:10am – 12pm
Dani is 2008 graduate from UC Davis where she received her Bachelor's degree in Clinical Nutrition.
Dani was actively involved in Students for Sustainable Agriculture, the California Student Sustainability Coalition, and the UC Davis Student Farm while a student at UC Davis. Dani is currently the Sustainability Manager for UC Davis Dining Services where she actively works to implement and strengthen the sustainability practices within food service across the UC Davis campus. During her free time, Dani can be found cycling through the streets of Davis or running along the arboretum, baking delicious vegan cupcakes for her friends or foraging for wild mushrooms in the misty hills of the bay area.