Meet Lorenzo Macaluso
By Shelby Kuenzli, Digital Marketing EcoFellow and Morgan O’Connor, Marketing and High Performance Building EcoFellow
Meet Lorenzo Macaluso
The Center for EcoTechnology may be a local non-profit, but our programs and knowledge extend across the country. Lorenzo Macaluso is a national expert in all things waste. This fall he’s going to be speaking from the east coast to the west coast about donation, policy and technical assistance, funding, composting management, and food donation. We’re grateful to have Lorenzo at CET and wanted to share more about him!
Lorenzo Macaluso is the Director of Client Services here at the Center for EcoTechnology. He has been with CET for 17 years and throughout that time he has taken on several integral roles. He provides technical assistance, training, and outreach to businesses and institutions to help improve environmental performance. He also aids CET in finding new opportunities to expand our work and increase our impact through saving energy and reducing waste.
Lorenzo developed a toolkit for restaurants and schools interested in establishing composting programs. He also helped develop and oversee the implementation of CET’s Green Business Services, which provides waste diversion and energy efficiency information, as well as technical assistance to a wide range of organizations throughout Massachusetts and New England. Outside of CET Lorenzo also serves on the MassDEP Organics Subcommittee and was part of the DEP’s Mercury Management Act work group.
Lorenzo is originally from New Jersey, but came to Western Massachusetts as a student at UMass Amherst, where he received his B.S. in Natural Resources Management and then later his Master’s in Public Health concentrating on Environmental Health. At UMass he took a class on waste management, which exposed him to the inner workings of local landfills, composting facilities, and municipal recycling facilities. Through the connections he made in that class, he got a job at the University of Massachusetts Office of Waste Management, facilitating the university’s composting program. Soon after he found CET and has been working in the food waste and energy sector ever since.
“I feel like if there’s something that I’ve made a mark on at CET, it was with an amazing team. None of this would have happened without all these awesome people that are doing this work.”
Lorenzo has been essential to CET’s success in commercial energy efficiency and waste reduction. He looks forward to helping CET deepen their impact in energy efficiency and becoming a nationwide source on best practices for food waste diversion.
If you would like to learn more about Lorenzo Macaluso, come visit him at one of these events he’ll be speaking at!
- 9/26 Food Waste Solutions Summit — San Diego, CA
- 10/4 Rhode Island Environmental Health, Yankee Conference – Newport, RI
- 10/11 Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) – Green Innovation Industry Night – Cambridge, MA
- 11/11 Business West – Springfield, MA