Dr. Brown and son Max receiving the 2005 Green Globe Leader in Biosolids award with county executive Ron Simms.

Dr. Sally Brown


U.S. Composting Council, 2009 Rufus Chaney Research award for outstanding research in greenhouse gas implications of different organics management options

Washington Organics Recylcing Council, 2008 Oustanding Acheivement in organics recycling

U.S. EPA, 2007 National first place Clean Water Act recognition award biosolids exemplary management- Research Activities- Biosolids for Biodiesel, in cooperation with King County and Natural Selection Farms.

Northwest Biosolids Management Association, 2006 Oustanding Leader

2005 Green Globe Award for outstanding achievement in environmental stewardship for use of biosolids to grow canola for biodiesel production

U.S. EPA, 2004 National first place Clean Water Act recognition award biosolids exemplary management- Research Activities for lab and field-scale research demonseffective use of biosolids to reduce metal toxicity on severely contaminated soils.

Biocycle Magazine, 2004 Passion Vision and Grit award for research in biosolids.

Association of Washington Business, 2001 Cleanup Award in cooperation with Avista Utilities for beneficial use of wood ash

Discovery Magazine Technology Awards Program, 2001 semifinalist for "Tailor-Made Remediation mixtures and composts for metal toxic mine and smelter waste restoration."

1995 Graduate Student of the Year, Agronomy Department, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Activities & Memberships

BioCycle Magazine
Columnist, "Climate Change Connections"

U.S. National Committee for Soil Science, 2005-2011
National Academy of Science

Chicago Climate Exchange, member of protocol development committee for methane avoidance of putrescible organics to compost facilities, 2008

Washington State Climate Action team, "Beyond waste" - lead of organics section charged with developing recommendations for organics diversion to minimize GHG impact, 2008

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, member of team charged with development of a tool to calculate GHG impact of different biosolids treatment and end use practices, 2008-2009.

Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Information
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Video: Biosolids Recycling: Restore, Reclaim, Remediate.

California Integrated Waste Management Board, Life cycle analysis for organic residuals - team member, lead on benefits of compost use 2007-2009

Soil Science Society of America, Chair S-11 (Soils and Environmental Quality) Division, member Women in Agronomy 2003

W-1170 USDA CSREES Regional Research Committee, "Chemistry, Bioavailability, And Toxicity Of Constituents In Residuals And Residual-Treated Soils" - member, former co-chair

National Biosolids Partnership Advisory Committee - member

National Research Council Water Science and Technology board, Committee on the Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soils and Sediments, member 2000-2003

See my CV for more on my activities and research.