Member Update: Sam Bliss
Green Purchasing Associate
Alameda County General Services Agency
Sam joins CCBA from Western Washington University where he graduated in 2013 with a degree in economics and environmental studies. He is supporting Alameda County Sustainability to implement its climate action plan for government operations in order to meet medium- and long-term emission-reduction goals.
Sam is creating a supply chain emissions inventory to estimate upstream impact of County purchasing, as well as designing and implementing a green events certification program to assist event planners in creating environmentally mindful gatherings. For the emissions inventory, he has completed much of the data work and now turns to communicating results, engaging stakeholders, and forming recommendations for action and further research.
“I love the opportunity to hold a short-term position that allows for project ownership and the ability to see work through from start to finish,” says Sam.
Sam’s career goal is to be an economist so he can contribute to developing of an economic model that focuses on creating the capabilities for human flourishing within ecological limits.
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