We aim to recognize and encourage the natural systems that we are intrinsically connected to. When we look at the world through a holistic lens and work in nature instead of outside of it, the positive externalities are limitless and the opportunities for a resilient world are boundless.
We believe in the power of natural climate solutions to dramatically shift our current extractive economies to those that heal both people and planet. With several decades of experience in community organizing, environmental activism, and social equity advocacy through both community and governmental channels, Carbon Positive Futures provides keen insight and strategic advisement to make you a climate leader.
Kevin has over 35 years’ experience, including directing non-profit recycling and reuse operations and shaping resource conservation policy at local and statewide level. Kevin was GM of the HANC Recycling Center and was Executive Director of San Francisco Community Recyclers during the development of what has become SF’s Zero Waste infrastructure.
Kevin advocated for the establishment and supervised the award of over 350 grants totaling over $16M to the non-profit zero waste sector over his career. These projects had a significant impact training thousands of diverse San Franciscans to fully utilize the City’s ZW programs.
At San Francisco Department of the Environment, Kevin oversaw the Fantastic 3 residential collection program, which diverts 150,000 tons of recyclables and 175,000 tons of organics each year. He established SFE’s Environment Now (EN) team to bring culturally resonant program information, with a call to action on climate change and stewardship, to every San Francisco resident. He currently oversees the Bottle Bank pilot program, a novel way to ensure proper recycling of redeemables.
For the past 5 years, Kevin has worked to connect the organics recovery programs to a circular economic model with proven means of sequestering carbon. This collaboration holds promise as a way for cities to utilize their organics to pull carbon out of the atmosphere, an effective climate mitigation action. Most recently Kevin has worked closely with C40 to establish aggressive goals for cities.
Founding partner of Pólis Institute and GAIA member since 2008, Beth is responsible for the creation of the São Paulo City Waste and Citizenship Forum and took the Initiative to create the Zero Waste Brazil Alliance. Beth was executive coordinator of the Pólis Institute for many years and remains a member of the Coordinators Council. She developed several studies on the social inclusion of recyclable waste collectors in partnership with the International Development Research Center, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, and ClimateWorks Foundation, among others. She coordinated the Solid Waste theme in the Sustainable Coast project, producing a framework of guidelines, actions and activities to promote sustainable development with social inclusion in 13 Municipalities of the coast of São Paulo. She currently coordinates the São Paulo Compost and Cultivators campaign for the Urban Movement Innovation initiative.
Aimee is a climate resiliency educator, soil health advocate, environmental chemist working on youth outreach, scientific literacy, and environmental justice. As a teacher, Aimee taught hundreds of East Bay students the basics of carbon cycle and the power of photosynthesis in partnership with Mycelium Youth Network. She is currently in conversation with several Sonoma County schools to expand climate education In 2014, an introduction to the Marin Carbon Project (MCP), carbon farming, and the intrinsic value of organic materials inspired a study of integrated science and regenerative systems as a remedy for current climate, economic, and equity crises. Aimee graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. of Chemistry, with an emphasis in environmental chemistry. Her relevant research examined the persistence of ubiquitous man-made chemicals in various organic soil amendments as part of a larger study on the safety of land-applied biosolids for the San Francisco PUC. Aimee has several years experience in chemical manufacturing and environmental research. She is currently a member of the Daily Acts Leadership Institute for Just and Resilient Communities and participant in the Compost Operations training course hosted by the US Compost Council. She has a passion for community organizing and is a member of the North Bay Organizing Project and the Climate Justice Taskforce, currently working to bring a community resilience center to the Roseland neighborhood of Santa Rosa.