Brett Blumberg

In-house Sustainability Manager Consultant   Event Producer with sustainability expertise Location: San Diego/California/United States Years experience in sustainable event practice: 6 Website: www.kilowattevents.com Email: b.blumberg (at) kilowattevents.com Details of experience: My first taste of event sustainability came as a seasonal contractor for ESPN over the course of 6 years, helping to mitigate the environmental impacts of various events around the country. After a short career as a remediation engineer, I joined Kilowatt Events, Inc. and helped launch our new dedicated sustainability wing, Kilowatt One. Because Kilowatt's expertise is producing traditional events, our company advantage comes from our ability to weave event sustainability into the fabric of the event production process under the control of a single company, ultimately saving time and effort for clients and creating deeper impacts throughout event operations. My education in engineering gave me the technical toolset needed to tackle large-scale social and environmental issues while my degree in business has provided the ability to clearly communicate the value in doing so to all stakeholders. Event sustainability must make business sense, and I am excited to help grow our industry as it becomes increasingly important in an ever-changing world. Qualifications/Degrees/Training: B.S., Environmental Engineering MBA, Sustainability LEED Green Associate Accreditation Permaculture Design Certified List of events and projects worked on: Winter X Games, Summer X Games, ESPY Awards Show, Dew Tour. You can find all of our productions at:...

Kristin Cushman

 Consultant  Trainer  In-house Sustainability Manager  Specialist (energy, waste)  Event Producer with sustainability expertise Location: Monterey, California United States Years experience in sustainable event practice: 4 Website: www.offsetproject.org Email: kristin @ offsetproject.org Details of experience: Kristin Cushman provides an on-the-ground approach to corporate social responsibility that is both realistic and sustainable. Kristin specializes in working with companies to structure sustainability policies then initiates grassroots ideas that extend this policy into the community. Qualifications/Degrees/Training: Currently being trained to host the Positive Impact workshop for the state of California. List of events and projects worked on: AT&T Pro Am, a part of the PGA tour Monterey Jazz Festival Big Sur Half Marathon Gold certification program for both Half and Full Marathons Castroville Artichoke Festival Pebble Beach Food and Wine Pebble Beach Company corporate events Concours d'Elegance Concorso Italiano Monterey County Fair Harvest: Farm to Table Course: Positive Impact Course Website:...

Beverly Oviedo

 Trainer  Event producer with sustainability expertise Country: San Franciso California USA Years experience in sustainable event practice: 10 Details of experience: Beverly Oviedo, MIST, CMP is a certified meeting professional and founder of Sustainable Solutions by Design, a company developed to help organizations integrate sustainable practices into their organizational culture. Ms. Oviedo’s credits are international as well as national. As an international keynote speaker, she presented on Sustainable Development at Peking University’s Conference in 2009, which celebrated China’s 30th year of opening up to the world. She has co-authored an online sustainability text, webinars, workshops, and educational sessions . Articles published include waste management in HSMAI Meeting Planners Guidebook for 2008 and a co-authored model to embed CSR into the organizational culture by the International Society of Performance in the Workplace (ISPI). In addition, she participated as a panelist in sessions related to “How a Hotel Qualifies to be Green” in Dallas, TX, in 2008, and a session on waste management for the GMIC at its annual conference in Pittsburgh, PA, in 2009. In Spring 2010, she was a co-presenter of a workshop for students, Future Leaders Forum, for the GMIC in Denver, Colorado, sponsored by IMEX. Her teaching experience includes a class on Sustainable Events at San Francisco State University as well as an online course as an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Chico. At CSU, Chico, her class, RECR 498, Green Meetings and Events: Sustainable Event Planning and Management Practices, was the first in North America to be certified by the British Standards Institute for planning and managing a sustainable event meeting the criteria of BS8901 Qualifications/Degrees/Training:...