Eco Stewardship Strategies
Eco-Certification: Oregon Priority Persistent Pollutant (P3) List
Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality   2010 – 2011
Pamela was part of a team working with a Technical Advisory Committee in developing strategies and identifying partners to promote products in Oregon that do not contain Oregon Priority Pollutants.  Pamela crafted partnerships for the program with a number of product certifications and ranking programs such as Good Guide, EcoLogo, Pharos, EPEAT and Green Seal.
Product Stewardship: Analysis of Incentives for Design for the Environment
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality   2009
Project Manager    For Oregon DEQ, Pamela and Neha analyzed laws and programs from states, Canadian provinces, and other countries including Germany, England and Japan to determine if and how effectively product stewardship laws encourage design for the environment in products. Drivers for legislation, including threat of legislation were also investigated and the findings we developed into a report for Oregon DEQ.
CARE – Carpet America Recovery Effort Independent Assessment   2007
Pamela, in association with the Zero Waste Alliance, conducted an independent assessment evaluating the progress of CARE towards meeting the five-year goals specified on the CARE Memorandum of Understanding.  The project included extensive interviews with stakeholders, data analysis, assessment of barriers to progress, and recommendations on CARE’s goals, strategies, and funding model.
Chemical Management System DevelopmentPortland General Electric   2005 - 2007
Pamela worked with PGE’s Beaver and Port Westward power plants to design a chemical management system (CMS) to systematize the management and reduction of chemical usage. The chemical management system was modeled after the international standard for environmental management systems, ISO 14000. The CMS included planning, implementation, audits and documentation with the goal of continual reduction of hazards and costs and performance.
Chemical Assessment and Ranking System (CARS) Evaluations
Pamela, in association with the Zero Waste Alliance, has conducted numerous chemical inventory assessments for local organizations using CARS, a decision support tool providing a process for inventorying, assessing and ranking chemicals, assisting organizations in providing a safe work environment and minimizing impacts to the environment by providing environmental purchasing support.  Clients include Portland General Electric, the City of Portland, Multnomah County, Metro and the City of Eugene.
Toxics Reduction Strategy:  A plan for minimizing toxic substances of concern in government operations at Multnomah County and the City of Portland   2004-2006
Workgroup Chair and Participant   Pamela was an appointed member of the working group charged with developing the strategy. Neha served as a leading organizer in the creation of the plan and co-lead all stages and facets of development leading up to adoption. This included conducting focus groups; organizing workshops; drafting resolutions at the city and county level; co-leading the appointed working group; conducting research and stakeholder interviews; co-authoring strategy and coordinating a public review period. The Toxics Reduction Strategy was adopted in May 2006 by both Multnomah County and the City of Portland as a plan for minimizing toxic substances of concern in government operations.