Join several experts to discuss designing successful recycling programs for schools, taking into account building design issues and other challenges.
Gail Bernard, Danvers
Gail Bernard has been working as the Program Coordinator for the Town of Danvers’ Department of Public Works since 2010. She is the literal “voice ” of the Danvers DPW, educating residents on sustainability issues through newsletters, flyers, press releases, social media, local cable programming, Town-wide calls, school presentations and community events. Topics she works on include trash & recycling, water conservation, stormwater, energy conservation and electric safety. Gail’s passion is educating children about sustainability issues and teaching them that everything they do can make a difference.
Fritzie Nace, Winchester
Fritzie Nace currently serves as the School Recycling Coordinator for the Winchester, MA Public Schools, implementing a DEP grant-sponsored initiative. She became an active volunteer in her 2 sons’ elementary school, organizing a volunteer-supported expansion of the school’s recycling. Fritzie earned Degrees in Psychology, and Dance/Movement Therapy, and her work in these fields helped her understanding of the 5 Stages of Behavior Change and how a “helper” can support the process.
Ken Parsons, Chicopee
Ken is a graduate from Holyoke Community College, Westfield State University and earned his master’s degree in Management from Cambridge College. He is employed by the Chicopee School Department as their transportation manager, with responsibilities for energy management and recycling. Ken was a teacher at Chicopee Comprehensive High School and worked for several years in the private sector in human resource and management positions. He was a member of the Chicopee City Council and currently serves on the board of directors for a local nonprofit community action organization.