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Janice Canterbury

Janice Canterbury

Janice Canterbury has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Education from Michigan State University and has been with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for over 15 years.

Ms Canterbury is the Project Manager for a highly successful economic incentive program known as “Pay-As-You-Throw” (PAYT) and, has written a user-friendly guide and produced a video on this market-based incentive program which is now used in over 7,000 cities across the U.S.

Ms. Canterbury is also the Project Manager for the “Climate & Waste campaign– within the WasteWise program – working with 100’s of Partners – including Fortune 500 companies and U.S. cities – to reduce both their greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions and their entire environmental footprint on our planet.

To disseminate Climate Change and PAYT information, Ms Canterbury launched an American Big Cities (ABC) campaign (i.e., convening workshops and producing satellite video-conferences) to educate and provide technical assistance to companies and communities on practical operation and implementation techniques such as reducing and recycling wastes, cutting ghg emissions, composting, conducting business waste audits, and establishing material exchanges.

As a vital part of these national promotion campaigns, Ms. Canterbury established partnerships and networking relationships with trade associations and non-governmental organizations, including: International City/County Management Association (ICMA); U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM); Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA); League of Women Voters (LWV); and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).


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