Each year, Americans generate millions of tons of waste and consume increasing amounts of resources. Educating and helping the public and organizations learn how they can reduce, reuse, and recycle has been a major focus of my career. I take great satisfaction in applying my extensive waste reduction knowledge to help my clients design and implement strategies to reduce the impact that waste has on the U.S. environment.
Inspired as an undergraduate by her work at her university’s recycling center, Dena Krichinsky has focused her career on waste reduction. She designs and implements environmental partnership programs and educational campaigns, and provides strategic planning aimed at encouraging and supporting diverse groups—including businesses, schools, governments, trade organizations, and the public—to reduce their waste footprint. This multifaceted work has ranged from developing detailed reports on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Headquarters recycling program, to providing businesses with one-on-one technical assistance on how to implement a successful waste reduction program, to developing best practices and recommendations aimed at reducing waste in national parks.
Dena holds a B.S. in environmental conservation from the University of New Hampshire and an M.S. in environmental science and policy from Johns Hopkins University. When not at work, Dena enjoys hiking and cycling, exploring new countries and cultures, and discovering local craft beers with friends and family.