LightBlue Environmental Consulting
LightBlue Environmental Consulting is a for-profit social enterprise founded in 2012 with the vision to reconcile business excellence and sustainability.
LightBlue's team has spent 8 years developing unique skills, technologies, and methodologies to minimize food waste for international hotel groups (Marriott, Hyatt, Accor), government agencies (TCEB), international organizations (Michelin Guide Thailand, WWF, GIZ Laos), and restaurant groups (Cofoco) in 8 countries.
Ruweyda is a sustainability consultant who discovered the field of Environmental Sciences at the University of Lausanne. After spending a year abroad finishing up her Bachelor’s degree at University College Dublin, she then went on to the University of Edinburgh where she completed her MSc in Carbon Management, with research focused on Life Cycle Assessments. Passionate about sustainability and reducing all types of waste, Ruweyda is very happy to have undertaken the course to become an accredited consultant for The PLEDGE™ on Food waste and is looking forward to working directly with companies and organizations on this topic
United Kingdom (London)
Prior to becoming a sustainability consultant, Joséphine worked for WWF France in the Corporate Engagement Department sparking her interest in waste, energy and circular economy. She decided to deepen her understanding of sustainable consumption and production by undertaking a Master’s in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London. Joséphine then worked for UNEP in the Life Cycle Initiative, promoting the use of Life Cycle Assessment to companies, universities and governments. She is very proud to have become an accredited consultant for the Pledge on Food Waste as it is one step forward towards her goal of becoming an expert on sustainable consumption and production of resources.
United Kingdom (London)
Ben is the co-founder and director of Rethink2gether a sustainability consulting company based in Vancouver. Rethink2gether’s vision is to create a world where avoidable food waste no longer exists. Ben's expertise lies in food waste prevention, climate change, and sustainable business models. He has a proven ability to adopt a systematic approach and maximize benefits for his clients. With over 8 years' experience consulting organizations throughout the food supply chain, he is also an executive MBA candidate. The PLEDGE™ has a great consultant in him for all clients in Canada.
Marco is a consultant at Sofies, a circular economy and sustainability project management firm. He has a background in Industrial Ecology and Biological Sciences. Prior to joining Sofies, he worked with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, helping shape its Food initiative. Marco is passionate about the food system, and in particular, helping organizations on the ground to cut food waste and benefit from it, and believes The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste is the best way to achieve this.
Pierre has worked in food waste prevention consulting and specifically on the development of The PLEDGE™, thus he can successfully drive an organization through the implantation of this food waste program. He is passionate about sustainability and circular economics. Pierre thinks small changes matter as well as participating in moving the big picture in the right direction. He advocates for a different vision on global waste and how we should see it as an opportunity to become more efficient.
Spain (Gran Canaria) & Belgium
Marcel is an experienced hospitality professional with over 30 years of experience in managing events and hotel operations in Europe and West Africa. More recently he leads a team of Risk and Safety Managers in several European destinations for a leading UK Tour Operator, supporting hoteliers to meet strict health and safety standards. Having successfully achieved Travelife GOLD awards consistently during his hotel management career, Marcel trained as a Travelife auditor and continues to champion sustainability in hospitality. He now compliments this experience as a certified consultant for The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste and looks forward to supporting businesses in the HORECA sector on their journey to achieving The PLEDGE™ certification.
Business strategy and management are at the heart of Lauren’s education and she chose sustainability as an area of expertise. Lauren was a consultant for 5 years for sustainability and innovation consulting firms, working on reputation risk management and stakeholder engagement. Appalled at the waste footprint of tourism, she joined LightBlue as Operations and Strategy Senior Manager and supports hotels and restaurants to cut on food waste. Lauren is also a certified sustainable tourism auditor.
Claudine is a consultant, researcher, and project manager with 15-year international experience in natural resource management, sustainability, and climate change. She supports hotels, tour operators, tourist attractions, schools, and other organizations, to monitor and manage their environmental footprint and implement systems and strategies to improve energy and water efficiency and reduce waste.
Aline van der Meulen
Originally from The Netherlands, Aline swapped windmills and cheese
for the temples and mountains of Laos and lately she made a move to
Sri Lanka. Aline likes to use her 25 years of experience in tourism as
an upbeat strength for people, profit and planet. In various positions
she assists hotels and tour operators to manage their social and
environmental impacts and communicate their sustainability
achievements to customers. As an accredited consultant for the Pledge,
she is ready to accommodate businesses in Sri Lanka and The Maldives
to tackle issues on food waste.
Danielle is the founder and director of Detroit-based Make Food Not Waste. Founded in 2017, Make Food Not Waste helps businesses and individuals gain the skills needed to prevent sending food to landfills. Danielle built the organization on the premise that wasting food is not only fundamentally avoidable but is also relatively straightforward. Through partnerships with local and national organizations, Make Food Not Waste supports a variety of prevention, recovery, and diversion efforts to help build a waste-free future.
After nearly 15 years in the tourism industry until being a travel agency owner, Marion has decided to change her approach and work on more global issues in which tourism has a role to play. With a course in geopolitics, the study of the carbon footprint method, and a circular economy course, she has been drawn to food waste tackling hoping to support tourism entities in their waste reduction approach.
With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Joel joined Grassroots in spring of 2018 as Operations Manager. His role includes expanding the company’s operational development to meet more rigid sustainability practices, and extending those same practices to GI’s consultancy projects. With ZFPA, his role includes mobilizing the restaurant industry and allies in the public and private sectors to support healthy soil as a solution to the climate crisis. He is currently completing a Bachelor in Health Science, majoring in Public Health & Global Sustainability from Western Sydney University.
Aline swapped windmills and cheese for the temples and mountains of Laos and lately, she made a move to Sri Lanka. Aline likes to use her 25 years of experience in tourism as an upbeat strength for people, profit and the planet.
In various positions, she assists hotels and tour operators to manage their social and environmental impacts and communicate their sustainability achievements to customers. As an accredited consultant for the Pledge, she is ready to accommodate businesses in Sri Lanka and The Maldives to tackle issues on food waste.
Jespher has been working in the culinary scene for more than 3 years by working his way up from being an apprentice of a Michelin Starred Restaurant by Alain Ducasse, Le Jules Verne at the heart of the Eiffel Tower to a 5-star hotel in the living and bustling city of New Orleans. After graduating from his master's degree at Institut Paul Bocuse, he went back to his home country in the Philippines to work as a culinary instructor and sous chef of a hotel and hospitality school hybrid. Seeing the way how food waste is becoming more and more of an issue, he now works with The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste as a Global Coordinator and Accredited Consultant to help join the fight against food waste.
Angela is a founding member and director of Tierranjani Africa, a sustainable tourism development firm based in Nairobi, Kenya. She has 14 years of experience in tourism and in her work, she focuses on building capacity for tourism organizations through systemic solutions, training, and coaching, developing strategies and policies. Her expertise is in product development, business strategies, marketing, and sustainability in tourism operations. Since crossing over from tourism operations into tourism development, Angela has worked with various development agencies in implementing sustainability projects across Africa thus promoting sustainable development through tourism. Angela is also a Travelife for Tour Operators coach and auditor.
As a professionally trained chef and food researcher, Elizabeth looks for opportunities to use her culinary skills and knowledge in sustainable food systems to create better educational experiences for both consumers and creators of food via the circular economy. She is also the co-founder of Edible Issues, a collective that fosters thought and conversation on the Indian food system.
Julia Venn is German, multilingual and a social entrepreneur in food with a focus on the African market. As food waste expert, she co-founded ManzerPartazer, Anakao, FoodWise and Sustainable Food Solutions that are fighting food waste in Mauritius, Madagascar, Ivory Coast and Morocco. She further has experiences in CSR Management and further entrepreneurial journeys for social inclusion and environmental solutions (eg. ZeroHero, C’Air) and is member of several associations promoting sustainability and entrepreneurship where she took important board roles (CJD, ADDEV, PSHP)
Christine is a Managing Director of Asian Management Consulting (AMC), a consulting firm that is actively implementing projects in various sectors especially in the issue of sustainability, energy, climate change environment, good governance, and vocational education. Holding a Master Degree in Business Administration and bachelor in Communication Management, after years of experiences working in the industry as professional management, Christine dedicates her expertise in development cooperation.
She is the founder of Generasi Baru Dapur Indonesia (GBDI) or New Generation of Indonesian Cooking. GBDI is a non-profit organization aimed to promote sustainable food consumption through culinary.
Jo is a sustainability professional and experienced health and safety auditor, with over 20 years in the travel industry. With a specific focus on waste and resource reduction, she works extensively with hotels and accommodation providers around the world, supporting management teams to make practical and realistic changes that acknowledge the commercial realities of the hospitality industry. Her approach champions actions that work in tandem with the customer experience and that emphasize strong communications and engagement with both staff and guests.
Spain (Gran Canaria)