Please join us for our next AWMA lunch meeting, a joint meeting hosted by the Rocky Mountain States Section and the upper Midwest Section. Our topic will be “Sustainable Waste Management from an ESG Perspective.”

The meeting will be held virtually via Teams from 11:00 AM-1PM (Mountain Time), on Wednesday, July 13th.

If you plan to attend this meeting, please register via this link: Sustainable Waste Management from an ESG Perspective | AWMA-UMS . After registering, you will receive an email on the day before the event with the Teams meeting link.


Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are increasingly being utilized as a set of standards to assess a company’s performance. Following a presentation from Barr Engineering, which will inform attendees on what ESG is and how it is applied, the following panelists will give their perspectives on sustainable waste management and the importance of reaching waste management goals in the age of ESG:

JoAnne Berkenkamp, Managing Director – MBOLD

Daniel Chang, Associate Engineer – Minnesota Technical Assistance Program

Laura Rufin, Environmental Manager – Southwest Cheese Company

Gregg W. Thomas, Director, Environmental Quality Division – Denver Dept. of Public Health and Environment