The Tennessee Recycling Coalition Board of Directors announces that Caleb Powell as the newly appointed President of the organization. Serving a three-year term, Caleb will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s mission and goals as well as working with the Board to further the growth of the organization. Caleb Powell is an Environmental Scientist with the Office of Sustainable Practices. He has been passionate about sustainability from a young age and has prior experience in the recycling industry, event coordination, and energy conservation. 

Currently, Mr. Powell is involved with the Tennessee Pollution Prevention Program at TDEC, where he also hosts The State of Sustainability podcast. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sustainability and Energy Technology and a Master of Science in Occupational Health and Safety from Middle Tennessee State University. Additionally, he holds an Energy Management Diploma from North Carolina State University. 

Lincoln Young, the Past President of the organization, has made significant contributions to the organization and will continue to work with TRC in this role and as the new Conference Director. His primary role will be to guide in succession planning to help the organization expand. “We are excited about the growth of our Sustainability Conference this year. This leadership change will allow focus from multiple individuals in different areas of our organization,” said Lincoln Young, he continued to say, “The Tennessee Recycling Coalition is enthusiastic about our new scholarship and grant opportunities, and we want to see recycling education increase in Tennessee.” With these changes, there will be a need for additional board members. If you have a passion for sustainability and want to make a difference, please consider applying for a board member position with TRC. Your contribution can help advance the organization’s mission to create a more sustainable future for Tennessee. TRC will announce open board positions in the coming months. 

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