Pashon Murray is working to reduce the carbon footprint of Detroit by revitalizing neighborhoods, finding solutions to re-use or recycle everyday waste, and reducing landfill use. Murray co-founded Detroit Dirt in 2010, a local composting and biomass collection company that specializes in providing compost and biomass solutions for the metro Detroit region. In 2015 she founded International Dirt whose primary focus is to create programs, tools and consult on strategies that will integrate zero waste practices. She is passionate about integrating closed-loop systems for corporations, states across the nation and countries. Murray is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab Fellow, she has also received recognition from Modern Farmer magazine, was named an award winner by Martha Stewart American Made, and was named as one of ten women to watch by the United Nations Foundation Global Accelerator’s Inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Most innovative women in the Food & Wine, and Forbes magazine. Murray is a proud Detroiter.