USGBC Northern Colorado Awards Becca Walkinshaw Volunteer of the Month

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO. –July 1, 2013 – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Northern Colorado Branch awarded Becca Walkinshaw, Sustainability Coordinator at Gallegos Sanitation, Inc., with the Volunteer of the Month Award for going Above and Beyond. The award was presented at the Green Drinks Fort Collins event on June 26, 2013 and is a testament to Walkinshaw’s dedication to sustainability.

Walkinshaw has been with GSI since 2007 and her duties include the management of waste diversion programs for businesses, construction sites, events and schools. She also coordinates the sustainability endeavors for the company. In 2010, Walkinshaw completed her Green Building Certificate program from Colorado State University and received her LEED Green Associated accreditation in 2011. In addition to working at GSI and volunteering for the USGBC, Walkinshaw also donates her time to the Climate Wise Advisory Committee.

Green Drinks 2013 267


“Since volunteering with the USGBC Northern Colorado Branch, I have had the pleasure of working with thought leaders who care about our community and taking action to effect change.  The branch also provides me with the opportunity to use my passion in education to teach businesses and construction sites to better understand green building logic and how it relates to waste diversion from the landfill.


About U.S. Green Building Council: The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information about the Northern Colorado Chapter visit

About Gallegos Sanitation, Inc.: Gallegos Sanitation, Inc. (GSI) is a local, family-owned and operated business that has been servicing Northern Colorado with waste and recycling services for over 50 years. GSI has grown to be the most visible waste and recycling hauler in Northern Colorado. They offer a variety of services that includes portable toilet and hand-washing station rentals, waste and recycling services for homes, businesses, construction sites, and special events, along with composting and yard waste recycling services. Since 1959, GSI has focused on providing economical, quality waste and recycling collection. GSI takes pride in giving back to the community and is a proud supporter of local businesses. For more information, visit

Post your thoughts