Hi Mary

I just wanted to thank you for the exceptional service your team provided.  They far and away exceeded expectations.   Your team was an integral part of the success of the event.  They worked tirelessly to maintain a spotless event.   They were all incredibly professional and I would highly recommend them to anyone, especially your lead.   I would want to work with them on all future events.


Linda Gheen
We Are Sparks

My work in catering takes me to events all over the San Francisco Bay, including many where Green Mary is working.

What I have noticed is, when Green Mary is there, there’s a sense of mindfulness and care that really makes the event special.  Somehow, there’s an attention to detail wherever Green Mary goes, almost like a compassionate person looking after the situation.

With Green Mary, I feel the Earth is being respected, so that automatically carries over to the overall experience at the event.

Green Mary staff seems extremely devoted, and I feel that speaks volumes about how you respect your people.

Whenever I arrive at an event, and I learn that Green Mary is there, I automatically have a smile on my face.

With gratitude,

— Perry Brissette

Perry Brissette
Caterer, Berkeley, Calif

Hi Mary,

Just a quick note to say how happy I was with the services for SFDW at Pier 27. I didn’t have to think about if the trash was getting emptied, find anyone, or call anyone. I also didn’t receive any complaints about trash. A coordinators dream! Your team was nice, happy and on top of it the whole time.

Very pleased!


Mairi Yunits
HUB / Opening Night Reception Producer

Your team is AWESOME! There wasn’t one refuse station without someone from Green Mary sorting and separating through them. There were more people than in previous years and we expect additional crowds this weekend as well.

Thank you and your team for an outstanding job!

[Note: Roughly 60,000 people attend this festival from around the world – the second-largest Cherry Blossom Festival in country]

Rich Hashimoto
Producer, Cherry Blossom Festival, Japantown, San Francisco

Thank you for your amazing work at the two day Edgewood Fair. It was over the top amazing to have you on-site. Eulalea- your ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to help in all areas was so wonderful.

I can’t wait to refer you to all my event colleagues and work with you again. Thank you so much!!!

Julie Dunn
Edgewood Fair, The Bentley Reserve, San Francisco

You are stunning!!!!”

Pamela Ledesma
Sonoma County Waste Management Agency

Green Mary’s is the most highly respected waste diversion in the Bay – you know that right?

Allison Baca
Alzheimer Walk in SF

Your team was absolutely stellar!

What an awesome crew you have working for you.

I can’t imagine having done this event without them!

Marianne Jackson
Pier 27 Revenue Summit

I am very impressed with Green Mary and think that you provide an invaluable service for our community!

Wow, wow, wow, I wouldn’t have thought to hire you, but I am so glad we did!

Thank you for taking the headache out of the garbage recycling problem that these big events create.

Ranie Pearce
South End Rowing Club

Thanks so much for all your energy and enthusiasm for the Food Connections conference.

You make an awesome difference.

Debora Hammond
Food Connections coordinator, Sonoma County Farms to Schools Program

Thanks for your passionate work! Had a great time at Harmony and got to dance on stage with Michael Franti! That and rummaging through the dumpster were true highlights of the weekend.

Mike Siminitus
Whole Earth Festival C&R coordinator

If Yoda saw you in action harmonizing Harmony Fest, he would say:

  “A true role model, you are”

Angelina Cook – Yoda Says..
Shasta Green Goddess

What an amazing and inspirational woman you are. Thank you so much for your tireless and graceful energy working to keep our relationships with ourselves, each other and Mother Earth, clean. Who woulda knew its all in the way we deal with our trash?

Angelina Cook
Shasta Green Goddess

I recall in your excellent talk at the NCRA Recycling Update last week that you have a hand-out of earth tips, & I bet they are excellent. But I couldn’t find exactly that on your web site (thought I did find a lot of other great stuff!). I’m assuming these tips are something simple & concise, and would like to print up to hand out at our Earth Day event. Is it something you could email?

Mark Gagliardi
City of Oakland Public Works Agency, Environmental Services Division

I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate the opportunity to have been a part of something so wonderful. I spent the weekend sorting in the bins, picking up litter, and talking to people about what was to be composted versus recycled. Your bins were well decorated with examples and your presence was everywhere – even in the loo.

I consider it an honor to have been able to take part in this experience and to have said that I worked for you at my first festival. I hope you will consider me again next year.

Thank you for all that you do!

Carla Dometrius
Harmony Festival volunteer, 2006

Great job again, Mary and the Green Team…

We do events like this all over the country – Chicago, New York, Toronto, Atlanta and New Orleans and in my 39 years of event production, nobody does it better!

Bill Burke
Bay to Breakers Race Director, Premier Event Management

Green Mary – you and your crew are unbelievable. You all busted your butts all day long at the 4th of July which is a very long day and were still smiling at 11PM.

I can’t thank you enough.

Lisa Bullwinkel
Producer, Berkeley Fourth of July Festival

I was VERY impressed with the environmental consciousness at the Hairrison Street Fair in San Francisco last Sunday. VERY impressed. I have always been shocked at the waste that I’ve seen going on at street fairs and festivals and have, at times, been ashamed that our out-of-state visitors were seeing Californians displaying apparent disregard for the environment (after the good image California has for environmental concerns). Thank you for working with the Hairrison Street Fair people to make this event such a planet-friendly event!!!

I am going to write a letter to the editor of the local gay/lesbian papers expressing my appreciation for the greening of the Hairrison Street Fair. I wonder if I can provide a link to your website in this letter?

Anyway, THANK YOU for your GREAT work!!!!

Craig Wenzl
Monterey/San Francisco

Your Crew rocked!

They did an amazing job throughout the event and even more so during the clean-up.
We had less than a day to turn the property around for an incoming group this afternoon and the only reason that we were able to successfully do so is because of your Crew and their tenacity and hard work.

And if that wasn’t enough, to top it all off, they were such a great group of people – VERY friendly, approachable, proactive and just great energy to be around.

Although I did thank them (profusely!!!!), I would be grateful if you could once again let them know how much their dedication and hard work was appreciated, with an extra big thanks to Peter Bob with whom I had most of my dealings – always gracious, he is a great representative for your company.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Kudos to the crew!

Arnna-Marie Egan
Events Manager, Saratoga Springs Retreat Center

On March 25, 2010 – Green Mary and an all-volunteer crew greened the Annual Sonoma County Democratic Crab Feed for the third year in a row and hauled 820 pounds of crab carcass and other organic waste to the compost facility where the sea gulls had a second go at it. We achieved a 98% diversion rate and made under five pounds of “garbage” which was the soiled garbage and crab bags.

After a presentation highlighting this stat, Arthur Boone, president of the Northern California Recycling Association commented:

“98% diversion is the new standard in events; anything less means they aren’t trying.”

Sonoma County Democratic Crab Feed

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