Vanessa Berry, Sustainable Maine Outreach Coordinator
Vanessa got her start with NRCM as a member of the NRCM Rising Leadership Team in 2019. She uses her expertise in talking trash and sustainable materials management to build public support for policies that promote the Solid Waste Management Hierarchy. Prior to her role as the Sustainable Maine Outreach Coordinator, Vanessa spent nearly four years working directly with municipalities, schools, and local organizations to provide education and support on their waste reduction and diversion strategies. She graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and with a master’s degree in Sustainability Science from Unity College. Since purchasing her first home in Gardiner in the spring of 2021, she spends much of her free time enjoying the natural wonders of Maine along the Kennebec River with her partner and their energetic canine companion.
My favorite way to enjoy Maine:
The most satisfying way to enjoy Maine is atop one of the incredible mountains in the Western Maine foothills. There’s nothing like leaf-peeping in early October from more than 3,000 feet!