James Bernard

Senior Sustainability Consultant

James Bernard is Great Forest’s West Coast representative undertaking waste stream diversion assessments, LEED-level audits, providing recycling education, donation and reuse assistance, and problem-solving services to major hotel and office clients in Northern California as well as waste management consolidation and compaction assessments and equipment implementation for technology campuses. James has worked internationally on circular materials management site assessments for manufacturing clients. He is a TRUE Zero Waste advisor and brings a broad knowledge of natural resources management to Great Forest through deep experience in land conservation, environmental indicators research and development, land and natural resources planning, water resources planning, and sustainable economic development.  Climate change has been a career theme including an early sea level rise study, a statewide greenhouse gas emission inventory, environmental indicators, carbon sequestration through sustainable forest management, and multi-county-level climate adaptation and communications planning.


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