- M. Arch, Architecture, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA
- BA, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA
Sustainable Program Management; Construction & Demolition Sustainable Solutions; Zero Waste; Waste Diversion and Recycling; Commercial Recycling Hauling; Material Recovery Facilities; LEED AP Projects; and, Sustainable Systems & Product Development.
“I’m dedicated to the triple bottom line, People, Planet, Profit, which drives me to connect and lead by example, creating lasting connections and bringing valuable resources to the table, with the ultimate goal of putting waste in its rightful place.”
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Ms. Townsend is a sustainability professional with a focus in Zero Waste to landfill efforts. With over ten years of experience in the waste and recycling industry as a consultant, in the public-sector and in the private sector for firms providing environmental services, she has a solid background and understanding of operations and implementation strategies for success in waste diversion and recycling goals.
Publications & Speeches
“Placing Waste in the Right Place: Demolition vs. Deconstruction,” (speaker) presented at the SWANA – Georgia Chapter Spring Conference (March 2022)
“Recycling for Communities and Residence and the State of Recycling through the Pandemic,” (speaker) presented at the International Women’s Club of Atlanta, GA. (2021, November)
“How Architects and Project Partners Can Drive Reuse by Designing for Deconstruction,” (speaker) presented at the Deconstruction + Reuse Virtual Conference. (2021, October)
“Women in Green,” (moderator) presented at the U.S. Green Building Council Conference, Atlanta, GA. (2012)
“Landfill Treasures: Recycling Glass from Trash to Upscale Interior Surfaces,” published as Spotlight Article in McGraw Hill. (2011)
“Multi-Family Recycling,” presented at the GreenWorks Conference, Atlanta, GA. (2010)
“Recycling Trends in the Electronics Market,” presented at the Technology Association of Georgia Conference, Atlanta, GA. (2010)
“Sustainability Roundtable – Architects & Designers for Hotel Design,” presented at the Hotel Business Conference, Atlanta, GA. (2007)