CARE Names Manager of its California Carpet Stewardship Program

Brennen Jensen is the founder and director of Emerging Ecologies.

November 5, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

Dalton, Ga.-based The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has hired Brennen Jensen to manage the organization’s California Carpet Stewardship Program (CCSP). Since July 2011, more than 183 million pounds of carpet have been kept out of California landfills through CCSP.

In her new role, Jensen will be responsible for assisting existing and potential carpet recyclers and/or processors with general manufacturing, communication and business issues; managing the expansion of the CCSP’s rural county program that provides access to carpet recycling for consumers in rural areas; participating in regular visits and reviews of recycling facilities; and developing education, communications and outreach programs for targeted audiences.

Jensen is the founder and director/principal of Emerging Ecologies. In recent years, her efforts helped secure more than $38 million in funding for environmental programs and diverted more than 4 million pounds of waste from landfills.

"We are thrilled to have Brennen join the CARE team,” says Bob Peoples, executive director of CARE. "Brennen brings a solid reputation and significant experience and understanding of the California marketplace to CARE. We look forward to successful growth of the Program under her leadership."