The Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) was initiated in late 2006 to promote the use of sustainable practices during remedial action activities with the objective of balancing economic viability, conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, and the enhancement of the quality of life in surrounding communities. Just over 20 people attended the first SURF meeting in 2006, and our group now regularly communicates with over 700 green and sustainable remediation practitioners, has held dozens of meetings across the US, and inspired the creation of several sustainable remediation groups outside the US. In 2010, SURF was incorporated as a non-profit corporation.
The mission of SURF is to maximize the overall environmental, societal, and economic benefits from the site cleanup process by:
- Advancing the science and application of sustainable remediation
- Developing best practices
- Exchanging professional knowledge
- Providing education and outreach
SURF members accomplish these objectives through volunteer working groups. Learn more about SURF Committees and Initiatives by clicking here.
SURF's current Board of Trustees
- Nick Garson, President
- Angela Fisher, Vice President
- Karina Tipton, Secretary
- Grant Geckeler, Treasurer
SURF also appreciates and benefits from the support of:
David E. Ellis founded SURF and served as its first president. Dave leads the internal remediation sustainability group and science and technology program of DuPont’s Corporate Remediation Group. His program develops, field-tests, and applies new cleanup technologies for chemical contamination of soil and groundwater, for radioactive wastes, and for unexploded ordnance.