I have worked on environmental issues for 25 years, beginning with a project to promote recycling and waste reduction in restaurants in 1990. My research centers on human activities that cause environmental impacts; most of my work has been in waste management. I work on describing the impacts from what we do, and to devise mitigation approaches to reduce the effects, or to eliminate them altogether. This work has resulted in me writing over 150 technical reports and papers. I have a PhD in Coastal Oceanography, from Stony Brook University, and also have advanced degrees in Computer Science and Technological Systems Management.