David Muller

Oregon, USA

Sustainability Consultant 

David has been honing his skills in Events Sustainability since the first Green Sports Alliance Summit, in 2011, in which he played an integral role through 2016.

After branching out as an independent consultant, he has continued to gain experience in sustainable event management as both a paid contractor and volunteer at various events, including music festivals, marathons, and large corporate events.

The foundation of his knowledge and experience, however, comes from his 5 years as Membership Director of the Green Sports Alliance, a role that had him learning from and advising sports stadium and arena operators, as well as event managers for marathons and other stand-alone events, on the full spectrum of sustainable management.

David became extremely well-versed around issues and best practices in waste/recycling/composting, water conservation, energy efficiency, food and beverage service, transportation, sourcing/procurement, staff training, internal/external messaging, et. al.

Most recently, he served in perhaps his most in-depth role yet, creating the comprehensive Sustainability Strategy and writing the Sustainability Impact Report as well as the Legacy Playbook & Toolkit for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, in concert with the 2018 USA Games Organizing Committee and project partner Tim Reeve.

Qualifications/Degrees/Training:
MBA, Sustainable Business, Presidio Graduate Institute
LEED Green Advisor, U.S. Green Building Council

List of events and projects worked on:

  • Founding Membership Director of Green Sports Alliance, advising nearly 400 sports teams, venues, and leagues on implementing and advancing sustainability programs, along with key contributions to the creation of various resources for mass consumption
  • Founding member of Sport and Sustainability International, based in Switzerland and serving sport, non-profit, and business entities from Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, North America, and South America
  • 2011 Green Sports Alliance Summit, Portland, OR
  • 2012 Green Sports Alliance Summit, Seattle, WA
  • 2013 Green Sports Alliance Summit, New York, NY
  • 2014 Green Sports Alliance Summit, Santa Clara, CA
  • 2015 Green Sports Alliance Summit, Chicago, IL
  • 2016 Green Sports Alliance Summit, Houston, TX
  • 2017 Pickathon Music Festival, Happy Valley, OR
  • 2018 Pickathon Music Festival, Happy Valley, OR
  • 2018 Wine Country Marathon, Dundee, OR
  • 2018 Adidas Employee Marketing Conference, '18-'19 Fall/Winter Line, Portland OR
  • 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, Seattle, WA
  • 2018 Special Olympic Playbook & Toolkit
  • 2019 Adidas Employee Marketing Conference, Spring/Summer Line, Portland, OR
  • 2019 Adidas 70th Anniversary Celebration, Portland, OR
  • 2019 Polo Noir, West Linn, OR
  • 2019 Pickathon Music Festival, Happy Valley, OR
  • 2019 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference Presenter, Spokane, WA
  • 2020 Shamrock Run, Portland, OR
  • 2020 Adidas Employee Marketing Conference, Spring/Summer Line, Portland, OR