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ABOUT US

What We Do

We’re a zero waste behavior change consultant that leverages community action and corporate infrastructure to create zero waste communities. We have partnered with Rochester, NY-based Impact Earth, allowing us to expand our programming and services to our Chicago community. Re-launched in August 2019, Zero Waste Chicago serves as the one-stop-shop for zero waste consulting, education, infrastructure development, and lifestyle products.

We partner with local community food waste haulers, educators, and movers&shakers to provide resources, services, and training for residents and corporations alike.

Together, we can create a zero waste Chicago.


WHo We Are

Meet the Zero Waste Chicago team!

CASSIDY PUTNEY   Cassidy is the co-founder of  Impact Earth  and serves as a partner of Zero Waste Chicago. Cassidy received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Policy & Sustainability from Rochester Institute of Technology. A certified social change organizer, and with a background in zero waste and sustainability consulting, Cassidy enjoys working on projects big and small while rallying public support to create infrastructure and awareness in the community. She personally leads a zero waste lifestyle and loves helping others start or continue their own journey.

CASSIDY PUTNEY

Cassidy is the co-founder of Impact Earth and serves as a partner of Zero Waste Chicago. Cassidy received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Policy & Sustainability from Rochester Institute of Technology. A certified social change organizer, and with a background in zero waste and sustainability consulting, Cassidy enjoys working on projects big and small while rallying public support to create infrastructure and awareness in the community. She personally leads a zero waste lifestyle and loves helping others start or continue their own journey.

MOIRA KELLY   A Chicago native, Moira helped found the non-profit Zero Waste Chicago in 2017. Her background is in marketing, project management and communication design. She is particularly interested in the role that design can play in waste reduction. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Communication Arts and Italian. Moira holds a TRUE Zero Waste Advisor certificate from the USGBC and resides in Chicago with her partner Zibi.

MOIRA KELLY

A Chicago native, Moira helped found the non-profit Zero Waste Chicago in 2017. Her background is in marketing, project management and communication design. She is particularly interested in the role that design can play in waste reduction. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Communication Arts and Italian. Moira holds a TRUE Zero Waste Advisor certificate from the USGBC and resides in Chicago with her partner Zibi.

DR. BRIAN BAILEY   Dr. Brian Bailey is an educator, writer, artist, entrepreneur, business development executive, and community organizer. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University (1992), holds a master's degree from Nazareth College in Educational Technology (2000) and received a Ph.D. in Teaching and Curriculum at the University of Rochester's Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Bailey’s entrepreneurial work includes business development and corporate social responsibility for a Rochester-based company (Diamond Packaging), a national consulting role with a zero waste company ( Impact Earth ), and is the co-founder of a socially conscious, zero waste Indie Folk music series ( Honest Folk ) as well as the co-founder of two youth-based events (Rochester Teen Film Festival; ROC Teen Summit). Brian resides in Chicago in the Wicker Park neighborhood with his wife.

DR. BRIAN BAILEY

Dr. Brian Bailey is an educator, writer, artist, entrepreneur, business development executive, and community organizer. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University (1992), holds a master's degree from Nazareth College in Educational Technology (2000) and received a Ph.D. in Teaching and Curriculum at the University of Rochester's Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Bailey’s entrepreneurial work includes business development and corporate social responsibility for a Rochester-based company (Diamond Packaging), a national consulting role with a zero waste company (Impact Earth), and is the co-founder of a socially conscious, zero waste Indie Folk music series (Honest Folk) as well as the co-founder of two youth-based events (Rochester Teen Film Festival; ROC Teen Summit). Brian resides in Chicago in the Wicker Park neighborhood with his wife.

BLAIRE JESSUPH   Blaire is a seasoned multi-lingual international business and sustainability professional with over ten years of professional experience including customer success, business development, corporate social responsibility, and operations. Almost seven years were spent in China where she experienced the impact of industrial and urban development on local communities and the environment. She returned to the US in the Spring of 2017 with a rescued dingo and joined the Board of Zero Waste Chicago the following year. Blaire holds a Master of Environmental Law & Policy from Vermont Law School (2017) and a double Bachelor degree from Appalachian State University in International Business and Spanish (2010). Blaire is a Customer Success Manager at Label Insight, a software company empowering consumers, brands, and retailers with product attribute data. She resides in the West Loop with her partner, Matt.

BLAIRE JESSUPH

Blaire is a seasoned multi-lingual international business and sustainability professional with over ten years of professional experience including customer success, business development, corporate social responsibility, and operations. Almost seven years were spent in China where she experienced the impact of industrial and urban development on local communities and the environment. She returned to the US in the Spring of 2017 with a rescued dingo and joined the Board of Zero Waste Chicago the following year. Blaire holds a Master of Environmental Law & Policy from Vermont Law School (2017) and a double Bachelor degree from Appalachian State University in International Business and Spanish (2010). Blaire is a Customer Success Manager at Label Insight, a software company empowering consumers, brands, and retailers with product attribute data. She resides in the West Loop with her partner, Matt.

 

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