03 Dec '11, 10am

Karen Luken: A one-woman waste management authority

Grist is proud to present the Change Gang -- profiles of people who are leading change on the ground toward a more sustainable society and a greener planet. Some we've written about before; some are new to our pages. Some you'll have heard of; most you probably won't. Know someone we should add to the Change Gang? Tell us why. When Karen Luken says she feels "blessed" to have had a career in solid waste management, she isn't joking, even if you can hear the lilt of a laugh behind her words. For 25 years, Luken, currently the director of the Clinton Climate Initiative's Waste Management Program , has been wrestling with the thorny problem of how best to dispose of all the crap that humans throw away. By her own account, she's loved every minute of it. She's making the world a better place, one closed landfill at a time. Her love affair with waste began in the 1980s, when a ...

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