Boston, MA – MassRecycle, a pragmatic, statewide non-profit coalition of individuals, municipalities, the waste industry, and other organizations dedicated to improving recycling, organics diversion, and sustainable materials management in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has honored the Environmental Business Council of New England’s Advisory Council Member, Daniel K. Moon, with a 2022 Lifetime Commitment Award.
Mr. Moon was the president of the consulting firm Longwood Environmental Management, Inc. located in Belmont, Massachusetts. Formed in 1987, this firm provided assistance with the development of environmental management and marketing programs to growing environmental companies.
With over forty years experience in the environmental field, Mr. Moon has gained extensive knowledge of issues relating to environmental management. He began his environmental career working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Region 9 during the summer of 1972.
In the Spring of 1974 after completing his MBA, Mr. Moon begin working at EPA Region 1 in Boston on policy and regulatory development issues and on the implementation of programs legislated by the Toxic Substance Control Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Next, while working for national waste management firms, Mr. Moon gained cutting edge experience working on private sector issues including environmental compliance, corporate development, facility siting, marketing of environmental services, and the management of multi-million dollar hazardous waste Superfund remediation projects.
In 1988, Mr. Moon initiated planning for a regional environmental conference and exposition – EnviroExpo (previously called the New England Environmental EXPO). This program grew into a major international environmental event, drawing over 5,000 regional, national and international environmental professionals and focused on major environmental issues of concern to business and government.
Mr. Moon was active in several organizations in addition to the EBC. He served on the Board of the Massachusetts Corporate Wetlands Restoration Program, the Environmental Technology Advisory Board of Jobs for Youth, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Advisory Board, and the Board of Trustees of the Cambridge YMCA. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.
In March 2022 Mr. Moon received an Environmental Business Journal Lifetime Achievement Award. In June 2022 Mr. Moon received the EBC Lifetime Achievement Award and the award category was re-named in his honor. It is now the EBC Daniel K. Moon Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 2022 MassRecycle Awards will be presented at the Fall Social on September 22, 2022 at Mezza Luna in Bourne. To view the full list of winners, click here.