Transforming the Materials Economy

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 in What I'm Working On |

Dr. Blake, Principal of Environmental & Public Health Consulting, has written a white paper titled Transforming the Materials Economy, detailing the challenges and opportunities to be found in a transition to post-petroleum chemicals and materials feedstocks. How do we manage our legacy toxic waste while planning for future materials use, and to what extent can we meet our materials economy needs through perennial industrial crop...

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Cancer Free Economy Network (CFEN)

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Projects, Top 10 Projects, What I'm Working On |

Cancer Free Economy Network The Cancer Free Economy Network (CFEN) is a network of diverse organizations and funding partners working to achieve an ambitious overall goal: “Within a generation, we (CEFN) will lift the burden of cancers and other diseases by driving a dramatic and equitable transition from toxics to effective clean and safe alternatives.” Founded in 2014 by the Garfield Foundation, the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production,...

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Making Alternatives Assessment Protective for Vulnerable Populations

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Developing Tools and Practices, Projects, What I'm Working On |

Dr. Blake and Sally Edwards, ScD. of UMass Lowell’s Center for Sustainable Production are working with the Natural Resources Defense Council and Californians for A Healthy and Green Environment (CHANGE) on developing principles and implementation guidelines to ensure that the most vulnerable among us are protected in the selection of safer alternative chemicals, products and...

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Wellness Within Your Walls Standards for Residential Interiors

Posted on Dec 28, 2015 in Developing Tools and Practices, Projects, Top 10 Projects, What I'm Working On |

Dr. Ann Blake of EPHC has been working with Wellness Within Your Walls (WWYW) of Atlanta, GA to develop curriculum, guidelines and standards for residential interior furnishings. WWYW’s categories of Natural, Sustainable and Responsible will be utilized in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)’s New American Home 2017. WWYW’s goal is to drastically reduce toxic chemicals in the residential living...

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