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Duane O'Donnell

Organization: BERC-Sustainable Biz Pgm

Expertise: environmental educator & sustainability promoter

Summary: I've been in the environmental regulatory field since 1982, and for the past 9 years have been with the Business Environmental Resource Center, providing free and confidential compliance assistance and education to small businesses. In 2007, I launched our Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program, which helps businesses find paths to conserve resources and prevent pollution. To date, over 300 businesses and organizations in 28 Northern California cities are participating in the program. I'm the administrator for the Sacramento Regional Recycling Market Development Zone, which combines recycling with economic development to fuel new businesses, expand existing ones, create jobs, and divert waste from landfills. It provides attractive loans, technical assistance, and free product marketing to businesses that use materials from a waste stream to manufacture their products. And in my spare time, I play keyboards with the fantastic Just Us Band. www.Just-Us-Band.com


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