Energy, Environment and Resources Center
EERC ~ Staff - Catherine A. Wilt
M.S.P., Environmental Planning, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
B.A., Political Science and History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Ms. Wilt has extensive experience in analyzing international, national, and state environmental regulations. Her past research has culminated in development of national and state policy initiatives for pollution prevention and product stewardship. Ms. Wilt's current research initiatives include: analyzing policy alternatives and developing government/industry partnerships to promote extended product responsibility; coordinating a voluntary product stewardship agreement between state governments, environmental organizations, and the electronics industry; and developing solid-waste education curriculum for Tennessee students (TNSWEP).
Ms. Wilt is a past president and chair of the National Recycling Coalition. She is active in many local, state, and national environmental organizations.
Her hobbies include organic gardening, hiking, and day-dreaming about a simpler life. She and her husband, David, have one daughter and run an unruly household of a few cats and a dog.
Catherine A. Wilt and Garth Hickle, "Carpet Recycling Afoot: A Voluntary Agreement for Product Stewardship in the United States," Resource Recycling, February 2002.
Catherine A. Wilt and Garth Hickle, "Product Stewardship Initiatives in the United States: A National Agreement for Carpet," OECD Seminar on Extended Producer Responsibility: EPR Programme Implementation and Assessment, December 2001.
David L. Feldman and Catherine A. Wilt, "Climate-Change Policy from a Bioregional Perspective: Reconciling Spatial Scale with Human and Ecological Impact," in Bioregionalism, Michael V. McGinnis, ed. (London: Routledge, 1999).
Gary A. Davis, Catherine A. Wilt, and Jack Barkenbus, "Extended Product Responsibility: A New Principle for Sustainable Production and Consumption," Environment, September 1997.
Catherine A. Wilt, "The Civil War of Waste: Who Will Ultimately Control the Flow of Solid Waste?" in Public Works Administration: Current Public Policy Perspectives, ed. Lucille Brewer (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997).
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