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Ricky Phillips

Ricky PhillipsConsultant II

Education:

  • MS, Sustainable Communities, Binghamton University, NY
  • BA, Studio Art, State University of New York at Potsdam, NY   

Certification:

  • TRUE Advisor (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) from Green Business Certification Inc.
  • OSHA 30 Hour Construction Program (CS-OSHA30-NFb) certification (Awarded 2020)

Specialties:

Sustainability initiatives; research; community outreach; and, waste composition studies.

“I believe we can change how we think about and treat valuable materials as waste in order to create a more sustainable and equitable future for all.”

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Ms. Phillips recently graduated with a Master of Science degree in Sustainable Communities. Her coursework concentrated on budgeting, organizational fundraising, and equitable community development. In addition to her experience as a GBB consultant, she was Community Schools Graduate Assistant for over 2 years at Binghamton University’s Center for Civic Engagement, which cultivates partnerships that strengthen communities and develop active and engaged citizens.

She also committed to 18 months of full-time service as AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Coordinator at Sharing the Harvest, a nonprofit, volunteer-driven community farm whose mission is to alleviate hunger, promote volunteerism, and provide agricultural education on the south coast of Massachusetts. 

Publications

A Welcome Letter to the Next Administration, published in Waste Today. (December 2020)

Greener Groceries: Solution or Pollution? published in Waste Today. (October 2020)

2020 Resolutions: Challenge Limits, Don’t Limit Challenges,” published in Waste Today (January/February 2020)