Eco-Advisory Board

Be Green's Eco Advisory Board was developed to help enhance our understanding of this green space, to help us separate fact from fiction, to improve on our methods and to quantify our green business's practices. Our advisors meet to discuss our manufacturing practices, certifications, methods and industry changes, along with ways to improve Be Green's social practices and mission. Advisors are paid participants who have a keen interest in the environment and in our mission as a company.

megan havrda

chair, broker, be green packaging

In addition to her position with Be Green, Megan is an advisory board member of Exploring Solutions Past, a 5,000 acre Maya Forest Reserve in Belize & Guatemala. Megan has also been a steward at Hummingbird Ranch, a educational retreat center in Northern New Mexico.

john melack

professor, bren school, environmental science

John Melack has earned an international reputation for his work in biogeochemistry, aquatic ecology and remote sensing. His more than 200 publications have described research emphasizing ecological processes in lakes, rivers, wetlands and catchments in Brazil, Africa, Australia, Japan, Central Asia and the United States.

ratnesh lal, ph.d.

professor, jacobs school of engineering, ucsd

Professor Lal received his MS and Masters of Philosophy in Physics and Biophysics from JNU in New Delhi. He received his Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of Alabama. After completing his postdoctoral training at Caltech, he became a faculty member at the University of Chicago and the University of California at Santa Barbara. Before assuming his current position at UCSD, he was a Professor and the Director of the Center of Nanomedicine at the University of Chicago.

Ron blitzer

ceo, be green packaging

Ron is the CEO and one of the founders of Be Green. He has been an entrepreneur and operating executive in food packaging and distribution for over 25 years.

eva van wingerden

director of eco-social initiatives, be green packaging

Eva manages Be Green's product testing, along with our environmental certifications and commitments. She graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Environmental Studies.