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Who We Are

 
 

It all started…

In 2014, we knew that we wanted to make a difference in our community. Driven by environmental stewardship, we melded our backgrounds in sustainability, policy, community development, sales, and restaurant management into Impact Earth. In July 2014, we developed our very first zero waste service at an event in Ithaca, NY.

Fast forward to today, Impact Earth now serves the greater Rochester and Finger Lakes Region as the one stop shop for zero waste services and products.

Together, we can create our sustainable future.

 
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Our Team

Forever growing, forever learning.


 
Robert's background is in packaging, sales, and solutions focused on revenue stream growth, fundraising strategy, product development & commercialization and project management. He has spent more than 20 years as a sales & marketing professional within the packaging and materials management industries.  Robert has six kids and in his free time enjoys playing basketball in his driveway, hiking, camping, and spending time with his family.  585-478-2014  robert@impactearthinc.org

Robert's background is in packaging, sales, and solutions focused on revenue stream growth, fundraising strategy, product development & commercialization and project management. He has spent more than 20 years as a sales & marketing professional within the packaging and materials management industries.

Robert has six kids and in his free time enjoys playing basketball in his driveway, hiking, camping, and spending time with his family.

585-478-2014
robert@impactearthinc.org

Robert


Co founder, CEO

Cassidy's background is in environmental policy, communications, and graphic design. A graduate of RIT, her passion for environmental sustainability and zero waste offers a unique opportunity for her to utilize her skills to help Impact Earth reach it's potential in the community.  Cassidy loves to spend time outdoors exploring whether that's camping, hiking, or just taking a walk on a beautiful day. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her two cats Moose + Meadow, and is striving to lead a zero waste lifestyle both in and out of her work.  585-478-5617  cassidy@impactearthinc.org

Cassidy's background is in environmental policy, communications, and graphic design. A graduate of RIT, her passion for environmental sustainability and zero waste offers a unique opportunity for her to utilize her skills to help Impact Earth reach it's potential in the community.

Cassidy loves to spend time outdoors exploring whether that's camping, hiking, or just taking a walk on a beautiful day. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her two cats Moose + Meadow, and is striving to lead a zero waste lifestyle both in and out of her work.

585-478-5617
cassidy@impactearthinc.org

Cassidy

Co founder, Director of Sustainability

Elizabeth's background is in education and restaurant management. Her professional background ranges from working as a teacher to consulting businesses on the implementation of strategies and processes. With experience in management, staff training, and vendor relations, Elizabeth helps businesses make a difference.  Elizabeth loves spending time with her family, knitting, and watching her children grow into incredible young adults. She is also a dog-mom to three spunky dogs: a pit mix, a shitzu, and a pug mix.  585-880-4090  elizabeth@impactearthinc.org

Elizabeth's background is in education and restaurant management. Her professional background ranges from working as a teacher to consulting businesses on the implementation of strategies and processes. With experience in management, staff training, and vendor relations, Elizabeth helps businesses make a difference.

Elizabeth loves spending time with her family, knitting, and watching her children grow into incredible young adults. She is also a dog-mom to three spunky dogs: a pit mix, a shitzu, and a pug mix.

585-880-4090
elizabeth@impactearthinc.org

Elizabeth

Co founder, Director of Events

 
Sarah graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2017 with a degree in Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety. She is passionate about sustainable systems and climate action and enjoys working with the next generation of sustainability leaders.  585-315-0164  sarah@impactearthinc.org

Sarah graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2017 with a degree in Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety. She is passionate about sustainable systems and climate action and enjoys working with the next generation of sustainability leaders.

585-315-0164
sarah@impactearthinc.org

Sarah

Manager, Zero Waste Schools

Aaron holds a degree in Environmental Science from Rochester Institute of Technology. He loves to work outside and is truly passionate about nature and the conservation of our environment.  585-755-8144  aaron@impactearthinc.org

Aaron holds a degree in Environmental Science from Rochester Institute of Technology. He loves to work outside and is truly passionate about nature and the conservation of our environment.

585-755-8144
aaron@impactearthinc.org

Aaron

Manager, Organics

Patty Jo is an experienced leader in recreation and community programming. She has a degree from Finger Lakes Community College in Horticulture.  She loves farming on her 1-acre lot with her husband and her two sons. She has been teaching her passion of gymnastics for over 21 years and loves helping everyone into taking the next steps needed for zero waste.  585-370-0220  pattyjo@impactearthinc.org

Patty Jo is an experienced leader in recreation and community programming. She has a degree from Finger Lakes Community College in Horticulture.

She loves farming on her 1-acre lot with her husband and her two sons. She has been teaching her passion of gymnastics for over 21 years and loves helping everyone into taking the next steps needed for zero waste.

585-370-0220
pattyjo@impactearthinc.org

Patty Jo

Manager, Zero Waste Schools

 
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Brian

National Zero Waste Consultant

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Gail

Accounts Manager

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Emily

Asst. Manager, Schools
& Marketing special Projects manager

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Heather

Marketing Asst. & Schools Staff

 
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Julia

Events Asst. & Schools Staff

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Dan

Special Projects Manager

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Nancy

Zero Waste Schools Staff

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Connor

Organics & Schools Staff

 
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Hannah

Zero Waste Schools Staff

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Marisa

Zero Waste Schools Staff

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Kevin

Organics Staff

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Jenny

Zero Waste Schools Staff

 
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Anne

Zero Waste Schools Staff

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Christina

Zero Waste Schools Staff

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Anjelica

Zero Waste Schools Staff

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Greg

Organics Staff

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Lauren

Zero Waste Schools Staff

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Silvia

Business International Intern

 

Testimonials

 
 
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Dr. Allison Rioux, Principal at French Road Elementary School


“Impact Earth has been a powerful force in moving forward our zero waste initiative in the Brighton Central School District, particularly at French Road Elementary School. Our 3rd-5th grade students have shown great initiative in learning about and empowering each other with the power of recycling and composting. The efforts of our students have increased immensely due to the support of Impact Earth employees and interns. Our students are regularly asking about where to throw out their waste and making more mindful choices before tossing something into the trash. As the building principal, I could not be more proud of our students and their reflection of the impact on our environment and their future!”


 

Scottie Phomvongsa, Owner of Rollin’ Deep Food Truck


“I love the team at Impact Earth! Their mission is a huge asset to our communities’ present and future.”

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Justin Walker, President of the Top Gun Fighting Clams


“Impact Earth has taken action on a problem that everyone acknowledges, but no one has taken much initiative to fix. Sports tournaments generate a lot of waste, but before speaking with Robert at Impact Earth, no one had offered me a plan to do much about it. It was a great feeling driving away from an event knowing we collectively did what we did to reduce waste, and my club’s players and parents indicated they felt the same way. It would not have been possible without Impact Earth.”


Lucas Coolidge, Facilities Project Leader, Corning Tropel


“Impact Earth has a passionate, knowledgeable team and their energy for implementing cost effective, pragmatic solutions have provided insight and focus to our net zero to landfill initiative. We look forward to continuing to work with them on this journey.”

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Get Involved

Volunteering

Changing a long time culture of waste starts in our own communities. Here at Impact Earth we know that, like evolution, changing habits and educating the public on how to create a sustainable Rochester takes time. With our commitment to zero waste, the change is closer than we think!  Ready to be a part of the zero waste evolution? Sign up to volunteer with us by filling out the form below.

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Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Impact Earth! Below is a list of current open positions within Impact Earth. We additionally have seasonal internship positions (full and part time) throughout the year. No open opportunities listed? Feel free to send us your resume and cover letter describing your interest in our company, we are always looking to bring talented folks onto our team.


Current Job opportunities at Impact Earth

We are not currently hiring for any positions. However, we are always interested in reviewing potential candidates for future opportunities. Please send us your resume and cover letter if you’re interested in working for us. And as always, please sign up to volunteer!