Chairman’s Blog Nov/Dec 2021

Hello ESUS Community Members,

Can’t believe it’s already the end of 2021!!! Where did the time go? The Holiday season is upon us and ESUS is busy planning for 2022, our “Year of the Circular Economy”.

As we welcome the New Year, ESUS is pleased to announce that we are also welcoming a new member to our Board, Jessica Wright. Jessica will be assuming the role of Vice-Chair.

If you attended World Workplace 2021 in Orlando, you may already know Jessica, as she spoke on our Panel, “Today, Tomorrow and Beyond – Waste Management”. Jessica is a Senior Project Manager at ecoPreserve, a sustainability /resiliency services company based in Orlando. She is known as the waste guru of Central Florida and leads the Resource Lifecycle Division. Jessica uses humor and passion to drive success and motivate large-scale project teams. She provides clients in the public and private sector with innovative and targeted program plans for implementing Corporate Sustainability planning, Zero Waste, and goal compliance. Jessica has written Sustainability management and resilient waste management programs for multiple airports such as DFW and MCO, hospital systems such as Advent Health, Counties such as Orange County Florida, and numerous commercial entities in the Central Florida region. Jessica’s problem-solving and change management skills were honed through years of experience leading operational, construction, and waste management projects. Her tireless hands-on involvement has proven effective in even the most challenging environments including hospitals, restaurants, schools, convention centers, and airports. Her approach with each client is to deep dive into their operations, observe and interact with stakeholders, and perform in-depth assessments. This information is used to develop multi-tiered solutions tailored to leverage existing resources and emerging technology for client success. She was named one of the 2020 Women to Watch this last year as part of the Women in Green Leadership program.

ESUS is so excited to have Jessica on the Board and we look forward to learning more about her many accomplishments.

ESUS has four upcoming webinars scheduled for our 2022 Circular or Regenerative Economy series.

Save the Dates:

  • February 9th at 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • May 11th at 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • August 10th at 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • November 9th at 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Details will be posted on the ESUS Website and in future flyers. All sessions will be recorded, so if you can’t attend on the designated date or time, you will have access to the recordings for viewing at your convenience.

The ESUS Community is seeking volunteers, we invite you to get involved and join one of our Committees:

· Membership, Out Reach & Partnership’s

· Newsletter

· Programs

· Publications

· Public Relations

Email us at to sign-up for a committee.

ESUS wants to know what you’re working on, we would love to highlight you and your sustainable accomplishments in future Newsletters, contact us at

Is there is a topic of interest you want to learn more about, reach out and let us know? We are always looking for hot topics to add to our agenda.

If your chapter has an upcoming Sustainability Program, send us the details so we can share them with the ESUS Community. Does your Chapter need speakers or are you looking for topics for future Sustainability programs? ESUS would welcome the opportunity to assist.

Remember, ESUS is a community, so we need to help each other as we work to achieve our ESG and Sustainability goals.

On behalf of the ESUS Board, we wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy and Sustainable Holiday Season.










Looking forward to seeing you in 2022.

Sustainably Yours,


Debbie Jaslow Shatz, CFM, LEED AP