Staff and Interns
Founder & Director | University of New Hampshire ’13 | He/His Follow @AlexF_PLAN Alex is an activist and organizer who has been working to end waste since high school. Alex was a co-founder of UNH Trash 2 Treasure and has received the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award, the Udall Scholarship, and the Brower Youth Award for his work against waste.
Co-Director and Campus Coordinator | Earlham College ’14 | She/Hers Follow @BuzzFayed Faye studied Sociology and Anthropology at Earlham College, where she was the founder of the EC Free Store and a leader in her school’s Responsible Energy Investment Campaign. Faye studied abroad in India, Tanzania, New Zealand, Guatemala and Mexico, where she researched waste management systems.
Director of Tours and Events | Rochester Institute of Technology ’16 | She/Hers Nim graduated from RIT with a double major in Environmental Sustainability, Health, and Safety Management and Multidisciplinary Studies. She co-founded RIT’s move-out program (Goodbye, Goodbuy!), and worked for the sustainability department on campus. Other stuff she loves: soccer, reading, writing, live music, food (cooking it and eating it ), emojis, traveling & exploring, trying new things, learning new things, and meeting new people!
Campus Coordinator and Director of Campus Research and Resource Development | UC Santa Cruz ’15 | He/His Chris studied Environmental Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz, with a focus on the implications of extractive industries in regards to Indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon. While earning his degree, he worked on implementation, education, and outreach of waste management programs with the campus Sustainability Office, in efforts to reach the UC system-wide mandate of Zero Waste by 2020.
Director of Partnerships | College of William and Mary ’17 | She/Hers Audrey is a senior at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia studying Biology and Computer Science, while really devoting most of her time to sustainability issues on campus. Apart from a semester studying in Viterbo, Italy, she’s never lived more than 60 miles from her childhood home in Richmond, VA. She loves to travel, find adventure in doses large and small, share lengthy conversations, and solve puzzles of all flavors.
Creative Director | Savannah College of Art and Design ’17 | She/Hers Abby is a graphic designer focusing on sustainable design and service design utilizing design thinking strategy, biomimicry, and other human centered approaches to solving problems. She’s been spending the past year fighting against single-use plastics in Savannah because of the dangerous effects they are having on the coastal Georgia marine life and their unique barrier island waterway system. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her bicycle.
Campus Coordinator | University of Wyoming ’17 | She/Hers Meghann just finished up coordinating zero waste efforts at an annual social justice conference they have on the UW campus- the Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, including a zero waste event spearheaded by her and some friends the year prior. Her passion for zero waste stems from the environmental injustices that are tied to the disproportionate dumping of our waste. While with PLAN, she is excited to learn more about fostering town-to-gown partnerships and extending the zero waste conversations to communities. Outside of her waste obsession, Meghann enjoys running, hiking, dancing, finding live music, and eating ice cream.
Campus Coordinator | Swarthmore ’17 | She/Hers Last spring Adina studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, where she researched how the food environment and culture affected university students’ food security. This year, she has worked a lot on improving waste streams at Swarthmore, and is currently planning for move-out and creating a free store on campus. (The free store is called “Worthmore,” like Swarthmore- very clever..) She likes to bike and watch movies, and is recently very interested in how environmentalists talk about population control and the politics of reproduction.
POI Tour Coordinator |College of Charleston ’16 | He/They During his time in undergrad, Pope studied Women’s and Gender Studies and African American Studies where his spark for moving intersectional work began. He has spent a few years organizing in South Carolina with Carolina Youth Action Project and Southerners on New Ground (SONG). He is excited to continue seeding and cultivating a culture of zero waste and supporting broader movement work with students all across the nation alongside the PLAN team. Pope is a complete Virgo with Scorpio (rising) tendencies who quotes Audre Lorde as much as possible, and works with a queer security and cultural project called Tiger’s Eye Collective. In his spare time, he enjoys writing, admiring ducks from afar, and dreaming of liberation.
Students for Zero Waste & Volunteer Coordination Intern | She/Hers Mary has vast organizing and activism experience with 99Rise and Democracy Spring as the art director, action planner, and action coordinator. She supported water protectors at Standing Rock as a facilitator of an art space which produced hundreds of patches and banners a day. She is the member of a small club of courageous individuals who disrupted the Supreme Court in protest of the horrendous Citizen’s United decision. She has trained countless numbers of student activists in NVDA and theory of change. Mary has gained experience organizing logistics for numerous long distance marches, a national training, mass mobilizations and multi-day conferences. Her work has always had an intersectional focus on making a difference in the quality of life for LGBT community and is always mindful of how movement spaces can be more welcoming and inclusive. As an environmentalist, Mary comes to PLAN with a passion for implementing waste reduction policies to institutions as a means to combat global warming.
Creative Social Media Intern | Rochester Institute of Technology ’16, American University ’18 | She/Hers Follow @emilygoesplaces Emily is a graduate student working towards her Dual Degree Master’s (International Affairs & Sustainable Development) from American University and the United Nations Mandated University for Peace. She graduated in 2016 from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial Design but knew she wanted to combine design and sustainability so she went back to school to pursue a career in sustainability. She is currently living and studying in Costa Rica and loves traveling, hiking, and immersing herself in new cultures around the world. In the past she’s worked for a Fortune 100 company, a design education nonprofit, a zero waste consultancy, and is now thrilled to be a part of leading the online zero waste movement through social media.
Co-Founder | New York University ’13 After helping to launch PLAN, Brett accepted a position at The Story of Stuff Project in Berkeley, CA. There, Brett is working to end the flow of junk mail by managing Catalog Choice, a free online service that helps over 2 million users reduce paper waste. Outside of the office, Brett is an avid bicyclist and board game geek.
Board of Directors
Jenn AndrewsProgram Director, University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute Jenn Andrews is a project director at the University of NH’s Sustainability Institute. Prior to UNH, Jenn served in a variety of roles at Clean Air-Cool Planet, where she worked for 13 years promoting practical climate change solutions for colleges and universities as well as municipalities and businesses, and experienced all facets of nonprofit management. She holds a B.A in English and an M.A. in mental health, both from the University of New Hampshire. Jenn–who was originally from the Midwest–has served on multiple local boards and committees during her 20-year tenure in New England, and currently sits on the steering committee for the International Transformational Resilience Coalition as well.
Mike BellamenteExecutive Director, Climate Counts. Mike Bellamente is the Head of Citizen Engagement for CDP, a global repository of corporate environmental data. Prior to joining CDP he served as executive director for Climate Counts, a national nonprofit aimed at bringing consumers and corporations together to address climate change. Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, he was named to the White House-led economic solutions team to conduct impact analyses for oil-impacted communities. Bellamente has written extensively on the role of the private sector in addressing climate change. His work has appeared in Huffington Post, The Guardian, CR Magazine and GreenBiz.com. In 2012, Bellamente was named to Ethisphere’s list of 100 most influential people in business ethics. He holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Bellamente graduated magna cum laude with a BS in marketing from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.
Founder, Hammer & Saw Films; Consultant, Carlson Management Consulting
Mike Mooney has spent the last decade working with sustainably driven start-up firms, with focuses in biomass, transportation demand management and plastic recycling. He currently works with a Boston based consulting firm, Carlson Management Consulting. Mike is also the founder of Hammer & Saw films, a New Hampshire based film company which recently released their award-winning documentary 100: Head/Heart/Feet, which chronicles ultra-runner, Zak Wieluns, in his attempt to complete the Vermont 100 Endurance Race after two failed attempts. In his spare time, Mike enjoys trail running with his wife Signe and dog Tucker.
Director of Client Development, Marcom4
With more than 20 years experience in the marketing and communications industry, Jane thrives on the creativity that drives business success. As owner and managing partner of two unique companies, her big picture approach to growing revenue allows her to guide PLAN in a positive, strategic and upward direction in both sponsorship revenue approaches and the organization’s marketing. Jane is no stranger to carbon footprint reduction efforts, having spent nearly a quarter century raising money for public transportation in Northern New England through bus advertising sales. She and her husband invest in and support greener alternatives to large format printing through their Greenland, NH printing company.