Wildnote CEO Kristen Hazard Receives 2021 EBJ Business Achievement Award

Environmental Journal Recognizes Firms for Business Achievement in Growth, M&A, Technology, and Innovation

San Diego, Calif. — Environmental Business Journal®* (EBJ), a business research publication that provides high-value strategic business intelligence to the environmental industry*, has honored Kristen Hazard, Wildnote CEO, with a Business Achievement Award for Industry Leadership in 2021.

“In a year of economic recovery in 2021 that still posed its own challenges, it is a testament to the resilience of the environmental industry and its leaders in business and innovation to have such a fine constellation of winners of the annual EBJ Awards,” said Grant Ferrier, president of Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, Inc.), publisher of Environmental Business Journal®.

Hazard, founder, and CEO of Wildnote (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) and developer of the company’s groundbreaking environmental compliance reporting software, was selected for her contributions to Industry Education, Public Policy Dialog, and Community Climate and Energy Action. Wildnote is a pioneering SaaS company that develops customizable software to replace manual processes, helping businesses reduce the cost and time spent meeting regulatory compliance reporting requirements while better protecting the environment.

Throughout 2021 Kristen hosted free monthly webinars engaging industry experts with a wide audience to share best practices for integrating technology into environmental consulting activities. So far, more than 2,000 people have registered for this series. She has been instrumental in facilitating dialogue between environmental consultants, permittees, and regulators, seeking to identify and remove roadblocks to the full utilization of technology in service to the environment. As Vice-Chair of the San Luis Obispo (SLO) Climate Coalition, she has helped achieve the following successes:

  • Official adoption of a Carbon Neutral SLO City by 2035

  • Community Choice Energy brought to the region

  • Established Clean Energy Choice Program for New Buildings

  • People-Centric Climate Action Plan adopted

  • Drive Electric Week community event executed three years in a row

  • Produced Climate Speaker Series in SLO City

  • SLO City named to A-List of Climate Action Cities (one of nine in California and 95 globally)

The 2021 EBJ awards will be presented live and in-person at the EBJ Business Achievement Awards banquet at Environmental Industry Summit XX on March 16-18, 2022, in San Diego. Environmental Industry Summit XX will be EBI’s first in-person meeting of the environmental industry since 2019. Hazard will be participating in a moderated discussion panel on “Technology and Digitization.”

* Environmental Business Journal® provides strategic information and market forecasts for executives involved in 13 business segments, including environmental consulting & engineering, remediation, water & wastewater, air quality & pollution control, hazardous waste, instrumentation, pollution control equipment, waste management, resource recovery, solid waste management, renewable energy, and environmental information systems.

*The Wildnote mission is to help protect natural resources by automating the process of environmental compliance. Wildnote is a cloud and mobile technology platform for environmental consultants that supports various disciplines, including wetland delineation, biological monitoring, construction compliance, cultural resource management, and ecological restoration. Wildnote customers include global environmental engineering and consulting firms, regional environmental specialists, and mitigation banks. Wildnote is based in San Luis Obispo, CA.