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Emily Freeman is a Policy Advisor, Circular Economy for the City of Boulder. She oversees the success of Boulder’s deconstruction ordinance to keep carbon intensive building materials available for reuse and recycling. Since ordinance implementation Boulder has diverted 73% of building materials from the landfill. Emily is leading efforts to identify opportunities for improvement, engage with the deconstruction community, and drive progress towards the city’s goals. Additionally, Emily is mapping out the reuse economy in Boulder around everything from the built environment to reusable service for public consumption.

Emily is an experienced public and private sector sustainability professional adept at developing sustainability roadmaps, waste audits, managing environmental management systems, and recycling program management. She holds a Masters in Sustainability from Arizona State University. In her down time, Emily enjoys getting outside with her husband, their dog Olaf and is loving teaching her two-year old to ride a bike.