Michael Acode, Project Assistant, specializes in waste characterization and outreach. Michael brings 3 years of experience in environmental fieldwork, ranging from waste, recycling, and organics categorization to qualitative analysis, facilitation support, and public engagement. He has been involved in a multitude of waste stream studies to attain viable data for organizations, businesses, and government bodies throughout the Northwest. Additionally, he has aided in a variety of outreach efforts, including informing residents throughout the greater Seattle area of the benefits of composting, providing material aimed to establish better residential recycling practices to homes in King and Snohomish counties, and connecting with business in Seattle to promote and improve commercial recycling and composting. Prior to joining Cascadia, Michael was an undergraduate at the University of Washington exploring the correlation between sustainability and sports.