Sarah Currie-Halpern is Co-Founder and Partner in Think Zero LLC. Previously she ran Solid Waste and Zero Waste Programs for the Mayor’s Office of NYC, where she helped develop the Zero Waste section of OneNYC and the Waste section of the recent 80×50 plan. Her efforts and work at the Mayor’s Office were focused around implementing the Zero Waste plan by increasing beneficial use of organics; encouraging waste reduction, reuse and donation; increasing commercial, school and NYCHA recycling and composting; reducing greenhouse gas emissions from waste; and developing or improving waste policy. She ran the multi-agency Zero Waste Steering Committee, co-lead the OneNYC Water Fountain and Bottle Refiller Task Force, developed and lead the Mayor’s Zero Waste Challenge, and pushed forward groundbreaking work around light pollution.
Before working in Waste Reduction and Sustainability, Sarah ran her own firm, SAC Marketing, which did marketing and communications project management for companies in a variety of industries ranging from cleantech and environmental products & services, to real estate, design and construction.
She is certified as a TRUE Zero Waste Business Associate by GBCI. Chair of the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB) and a Board Member of Earth Day New York and the R Baby Foundation, Sarah is deeply committed to environmental and social advocacy. She holds a B.S. from Boston University School of Management and a certificate from New York University.
“Our advice to people who want to make change is to build relationships” – Sarah Currie-Halpern
August 1, 2018 from our Pioneers & Changemakers, Video Panels Sarah Currie-Halpern is Co-Founder and Partner in Think Zero LLC, and she speaks with us in our Pioneers & Changemakers interview series.