Erin Hatcher, vice president of sustainability at AMLI Residential, has been recognized as a 2018 Waste Fit Champion for her continuous efforts in sustainability and waste reduction, including increasing recycling rates for construction waste and implementing green solutions at AMLI communities.

The program was designed by technology company Rubicon Global in partnership with University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) and Goodr to identify green leaders who are decreasing waste, improving recycling, and delivering on sustainability at their respective organizations.

Hatcher was one of 42 leaders recognized and was noted for targeting a recycling rate of 75% or higher for construction waste at every property; expanding the types of materials residents can divert from landfills; and rolling out green cleaning stations at all of AMLI's communities.

She has also made strides in office waste reduction by leading the charge against disposables in Atlanta and Chicago. Through the movement, she and the AMLI Sustainability Team have eliminated roughly 15,000 cups, 10,000 paper plates, and 6,000 plastic utensils annually.

In addition to her community efforts, Hatcher was a contributor to the 2018 MFE Concept Community, a nine-month program designed to promote best practices in sustainable design in the multifamily sector. As a member of the team, she shared her advice in several published articles and served as the catalyst for future sustainable conversations.