Zero Waste Programs Assistant
City of San Rafael
With a background in ecological conservation and environmental outreach, Cassidy finds joy in educating people how to be better stewards of the planet. As Zero Waste Programs Assistant in San Rafael Cassidy is helping the community reach their ambitious zero waste goals by reducing plastic bag waste, increasing recycling participation, and introducing new recycling services.
One zero waste strategy Cassidy leads is recycling workshops. He has seen an impressive growth in recycling participation rates from 20-50% at tenants properties that only began a recycling program a month ago. In addition, he has successfully started material recycling services and is now prepared to roll out the new organics recycling service to over 100 tenants in multi-family dwellings. “Legislation and sustainability goals across the nation are driving haulers to start recycling food scraps in multi-family dwellings, so I’m thrilled to be on the ground floor of designing the outreach for this new service,” says Cassidy.
Cassidy aspires to excel in a career of leading environmental projects, and believes the skills he has gained in turning education into behavioral change and managing multiple projects simultaneously are invaluable additions to his repertoire.