Eco Stewardship Strategies

Greening the Electronics Industry through EPEAT or Facilitating Stakeholder 
Processes for EPEAT, the Definitive Global Registry for Greener Electronics

Electronic Products Environmental Standards Development, Imaging Equipment
University of Tennessee Center for Clean Products, Zero Waste Alliance and U.S. EPA  
2008 – ongoing 
Facilitator and Project Manager    Pamela is managing a global multi-stakeholder process to develop an environmental leadership standard for imaging equipment electronics products, to be incorporated into the IEEE 1680 family of standards for EPEAT (Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool). EPEAT is a procurement tool to assist purchasers sectors evaluate, compare and select electronics based on their environmental attributes.
EPEAT Standards Development Roadmap 
Green Electronics Council, Zero Waste Alliance and U.S. EPA  
2006 – 2007
Project Manager   Pamela managed a national stakeholder process to develop recommendations for future development of environmental leadership standards for electronics products, to be incorporated in EPEAT. The project includes convening a broad range of stakeholders, developing selection criteria and producing an action plan.

Researching and Defining Best Practices for Electronics Recycling and Design for Environment   2004-2009

Closing the E-Design/E-Scrap Loop 
Green Electronics Council and U.S. EPA  
2007 – 2008
With the Green Electronics Council (GEC), Pamela researched strategies to design electronics products to lessen overall environmental footprint, especially through designing for end-of-life. Funded through a U.S. EPA grant, the project proposed a mechanism for active exchange of useful information between the front and back ends of the electronics product life-cycle chain of commerce, focusing on computers and monitors.
Oregon State Contractor Program for Electronics Recycling
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  2008 - 2009
Data and Communications Manager  As part of a team with Zero Waste Alliance, National Center for Electronics Recycling and Alcorn Consulting, Pamela and Neha assisted with the launch and implementation of the State Contractor Program for electronics recycling.
Electronic Product Stewardship Consulting and Takeback Recycling Program Development
  2006 - 2007
Pamela and Neha were part of a team providing consulting services in a variety of areas including 1) development of a U.S. takeback recycling program; 2) research, guidance, and analysis on current environmental and e-waste laws and regulations (state and federal); 3) guidance on data queries to suppliers, partners, manufacturers, and other vendors; and 4) assistance in drafting environmental policies; and 5) guidance on improving green design practices.
Baseline Survey of Electronics Recyclers and Collectors
Oregon Dept. of Environmental Qualit
y   2006
Project Manager  Pamela conducted a survey of all end-of-life electronics handlers and collectors in the state. The survey gathered extensive information to profile e-scrap flows, services and infrastructure, mapped access to e-cycling by all generator types, described existing management practices, and outlined environmental issues. The team built a database, with output to support the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in policy and programmatic decision-making. The project included site visits to all electronic recycling processors statewide. 
Electronics Reuse and Recycling Study
Spokane Regional Solid Waste System
  2006 - 2007
Project Manager  Pamela was part of a team conducting a study of e-scrap flows and infrastructure in Spokane County, Washington. The team conducted a survey of all end-of-life electronics handlers and collectors in the county. The survey gathered extensive information to profile e-scrap flows, services and infrastructure in order to develop strategies for possible economic development opportunities within the county.
Oregon Electronic Product Stewardship Advisory Committee
Oregon Economic & Community Development Department
  2004 – 2005
Project Manager  Eco Stewardship Strategies organized and facilitated the Oregon Electronic Product Stewardship Advisory Committee which met for a year. Responsibilities included ensuring a constructive and productive dialogue among the members of the Committee (a diverse group of stakeholders), providing relevant information about key policy, technical and institutional issues, and ensuring the timely development and high quality of Committee reports and recommendations submitted to the Oregon Legislature.