Who We Are

Chris Geiger, PhD manages the Green Purchasing and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs for the City and County of San Francisco. He coordinates green purchasing program activities including the management of consultant contracts, and development of environmental specifications for city contracts. He facilitates a technical advisory committee to reduce pesticide use on city property. Chris sits on the Advisory Council for the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), and has served as a member of the US Green Building Council's Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group.

Jessian Choy is the City Toxics Reduction Specialist and is responsible for helping city staff identify and purchase green products and services. She designs outreach strategies like scavenger hunts and online Buy Green Scorecards to motivate City staff to try less-toxic, green tips and products. She also works with City staff on green contracts and played a key role in redesigning this website. Since 1999, she has studied and experimented with ways to engage people to try new things.

Julie Bryant is the City Government Zero Waste Coordinator. For over 9 years, she has worked on recycling, composting, waste reduction and green purchasing issues in California and internationally. In her current job, when she is not coordinating waste diversion initiatives for SF city agencies, she is increasing the purchase of products with recycled content or eliminating unnecessary purchases or packaging by developing contract specifications, collecting purchasing records and teaching purchasers about requirements. In her free time, she enjoys long distance bicycle touring, yoga, skiing and scrabble.

Soko Made assists with several government zero waste programs including implementing recycling and composting programs for city Departments, promoting reuse and proper recycling of City owned surplus materials through the Virtual Warehouse Program, and developing contract specifications that support San Francisco's environmental policies and goals. She also educates City employees on the importance of leading by example when it comes to zero waste principles and green purchasing. When not focusing on environmental efforts, she can be found perusing through cookbooks or exploring San Francisco's diverse neighborhoods.