Lee B. Kane
Whole Foods Market, North Atlantic Region
Lee Kane spent nearly twenty-five years working in health care and hospital administration in the Boston area, until he “career-hopped” into the natural products industry with Whole Foods Market in 1996. He was particularly drawn to Whole Foods by the company’s Core Values, especially Core Value #5: “Caring for our communities and the environment”.
After spending 6 years on the operations side, as a Store Team Leader in several locations, Lee took on the brand new role of EcoCzar for the North Atlantic Region. As such, he is responsible for creating, implementing and overseeing all programs and initiatives which fall under the umbrella of Whole Foods’ “Green Mission”.
These include forming “green teams” in every location, and helping them to establish composting, recycling, and source reduction initiatives, overseeing energy and resource conservation programs, consulting with Construction and Marketing teams, and new team member training and development.
Lee also works closely with Whole Foods’ Global Green Mission Task Force on such initiatives as sustainable packaging, biofuels, “green” cleaning products and practices, and renewable energy.
Speaking in Clean Technology 2008.