We are excited to share that Elizabeth has just been recognized by the Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) as one of 30 Recycling Rock Stars. The IRC is celebrating its 30th year as an Indiana nonprofit organization. As part of the celebration, the organization is congratulating 30 individuals who have made a significant impact on the organization, its mission, and the circular economy in the state of Indiana.
IRC Executive Director Allyson Mitchell states, “These Recycling Rock Stars are community leaders and sustainability advocates from all over Indiana. They come from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, yet are all working to improve sustainable materials management in various roles, organizations, and institutions.”
The IRC chose to recognize Elizabeth for her 30 years of commitment to solid waste management and recycling in Indiana, especially in the area of community education and communication.
While this recognition is Indiana-based, Elizabeth is frequently called upon as an authority in solid waste management communication as a speaker and a writer. She has led sessions on communications planning and messaging across media channels at various state, regional, and national conferences. Nationally, she is involved with the National Association of Government Communicators and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). A longtime SWANA member, Elizabeth currently serves as the Advisory Board Representative on the Sustainable Materials Management Technical Division and is a past director of the Communication, Education & Marketing Technical Division.
Elizabeth’s career shows a life-long effort to promote the very principles of a circular economy by helping her clients and their communities to design, implement and then communicate waste management programs that eliminate waste while keeping products and materials in use as long as possible.
Rock on, Elizabeth!