Karen Cook

Sustainability Project Manager, County of Alameda

Karen Cook has led Alameda County, California’s green purchasing program for the last decade, greening tens of millions of dollars of bids for this 9500-employee organization. Karen works to accelerate market transformation by collaborating locally, regionally and nationally on green purchasing efforts. Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade advancing green building operations, waste reduction, and recycling for local government and in the private sector.

My Sessions

In this session, you’ll hear how a city, county, and state undertook targeted sustainable purchasing initiatives that are helping them meet their jurisdiction’s sustainability goals and how they took steps to increase the impact of their sustainable purchasing programs. This panel will share on-the-ground experiences about how they engaged staff, identified strategic opportunities, developed new … read more >>

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