Director of Programs & Operations
Samantha Wittchen is a seasoned sustainability professional whose work with manufacturing, municipal, and institutional clients has spanned energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste reduction and diversion, carbon footprint measurement, sustainability outreach, evaluation and benchmarking. As a consultant to the City of Philadelphia’s Recycling Office, she led the development of the City’s first Commercial Recycling Toolkit as well as commercial recycling outreach efforts. She has led waste audits and the creation of waste and recycling signage and communications materials for clients such as the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore University, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and Green Philly.
As a citizen advocate for better materials management practices in Philadelphia, Samantha managed the website for the RecycleNOW campaign. She has written on recycling- and sustainability-related topics for Philadelphia-based Grid Magazine, Green Building and Design magazine, and Keystone Edge, and she has presented talks on recycling throughout the Eastern PA region. Samantha is a LEED Green Associate and holds in a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia.