I am currently lead author on Site Auditing: Environmental Assessment of Property (Specialty Technical Publishers), and was previously lead author on various EHS auditing guides covering federal compliance, State environmental differences, California OSHA requirements, and federal construction and transportation regulations. I am on the Houston Advisory Board of The Nature Conservancy, past Board Member for Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, Houston Lead for the Texas Children in Nature and Every Kid in a Park Collaboratives, Co-Chair for the EHS Auditing Roundtable, and member of ASCE, USGBC Green Schools Committee, and the Texas Green Schools Leadership Coalition. As a leader, board member, and collaborator with various environmental, health, and educational industry groups and non-profits, I work to break down silos and build relationships between public and private sectors, NGOs, and the general public. I also work to enhance children’s health through sustainable schools and improved access to nature. I value strong collaboration and checking egos at the door.
I apply hard work, ethics, and the experience I’ve accumulated throughout my life to everything I do. Whether assessing contamination at an industrial site, working with business to protect human health and the environment, or educating real people on the connection between prosperity and health…the health of all people, the health of the built environment, and the health of the natural environment…I am ready to be part of any team who is committed to working together to make the Earth a better place.
I formed Healthy Tweaks LLC® to consult to anyone desiring to make healthy business or personal decisions…ones that are Healthy for you…Healthy for Our Earth™. I educate businesses, schools, and consumers on the positive effects they can make on themselves and the Earth with the choices they make…helping you take little steps (“tweaks”), instead of being overwhelmed or resigned that changes aren’t possible. Working together, we can all make small changes, adding to big impacts on our Earth for a healthy, sustainable future for all.
My name is Rebecca Lynn Luman; Becky, for short. I care deeply about our Earth...the health of all people and the environment. I am only one of so many individuals, coexisting with each other and nature, partnering to build healthy communities, working together to ensure a prosperous, sustainable future for ourselves and future generations. My collective experience as an engineer, environmental consultant, organizational leader, collaborator, and mother provide an incredibly powerful influence on my view of our world. Understanding the connection between our built environment, natural environment, health, education, economics, and the value of collaboration is integral to the success of any project.
“Healthy” means different things to different individuals and groups: physical, mental, emotional, economic, spiritual, environmental. Importantly, the health of all things is interconnected. My degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in environmental pollution control and water resources, first-hand experience working in the field and consulting to various industries, conveyed the importance of worker and environmental health. My lens broadened with the arrival of our children, work within schools and the green school community, and partnering with environmental and health organizations, providing my unique perspective of the value, connection, and health of all living creatures. Our Earth supports all life…people, plants, animals…entire ecosystems. Clean air, clean water, clean soil, and healthy, diverse eco-systems provide sustenance to live and thrive. Nature provides us what we need, and we in turn, must conserve and protect our shared natural resources, maintaining a balance with the economic health of the business and industries that support quality of life for all.
As a Professional Engineer in three states (Texas, California, and New York) and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) AP® BD+C, consultant, and project manager in the environmental field for nearly three decades, I have conducted Phase I ESAs and subsurface assessments of various businesses, manufacturing, and petroleum facilities, and managed investigations and removal actions at State Superfund sites. I have also performed multi-media environmental compliance audits and EMS assessments within the aerospace, semiconductor, food, manufacturing, shipbuilding, and utility industries, and prepared numerous pollution prevention plans, permits, and regulatory reports. Additionally, I am experienced identifying applicable Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) legal obligations for diverse business and industries across the U.S., and helping them maintain compliance with these regulations. Prior to entering the private sector, I worked for a major public water supplier as team-member involved in a federal Superfund Remedial Investigation, studying the impact of groundwater contamination over a 60-square mile area.
Welcome to the home of Healthy Tweaks LLC, where we will lead you in making choices for your school, home/community, or business that are
Healthy for You...Healthy for our Earth!™
Through our detailed understanding of the various government mandated Environmental Health and Safety regulations present in each industry...
Your home & community are the most important place to ensure the safety and health of your family is always being treated with the utmost importance...
We will gladly visit your school in order to speak with administrators, PTA members, and other interested parties about affordable approaches...