Northgate is pleased to announce that Maile Smith, Principal Geologist, has been elected as the 2015 President of the Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF). SURF is a consortium of technical experts in the industrial, regulatory, consulting, and academic arenas focused on promoting the use of sustainable practices in environmental cleanups, aiming to balance economic viability, conservation of natural resources, and enhancement of the quality of life in surrounding communities. Ms. Smith was a founding member of SURF and is excited for this opportunity to lead this groundbreaking community that is shifting the remediation practice in a fundamentally positive way.
Northgate is a leader in developing holistic strategies for site closure and reuse, routinely incorporating sustainability principles into site investigation, remediation, and redevelopment, and is proud to have supported SURF and its mission since 2007. We believe in the importance of sustainable communities, and have always looked for ways to preserve natural resources and restore the environment beyond our consulting services. For example, Northgate contributes significantly to our local communities through our Intersection for the Environment initiative, via mentoring, school and community garden installation, tree planting, community cleanups, pro bono environmental consulting, and grant writing support. SURF’s mission is closely aligned with Northgate staff’s core professional and personal commitment to serve as environmental stewards and actively improve the social, economic, and environmental well-being of our communities.
Please join us in congratulating Maile on her election and feel welcome to reach out to us to learn more about SURF. We hope to see many of you at the upcoming SURF meeting on February 24-25, 2015, to be held at Boeing’s offices in Arlington, Virginia. Northgate looks forward to growing the community of sustainable remediation leaders and expanding the opportunities to improve property restoration and redevelopment.