I have created model purchasing specifications for governments and other institutional purchasers. In addition, I have performed comprehensive alternatives assessments for product sectors and set up frameworks for the selection of less toxic products. Representative projects are included below; additional clients have included the City of Seattle’s Public Utilities, the City of Santa Monica, the National Park Service’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the State of Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.
City and County of San Francisco Department of Environment Toxics Reduction Program July 2004-Current
◦Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, Precautionary Principle Program: Assisted SF Environment staff with the implementation of the City and County’s Precautionary Principle Ordinance. Assisted City staff with the development and application of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing criteria to the City’s purchase of goods and services (2006); planning and implementation of a Precautionary Principle World Café for World Environment Day (2005)
GoodGuide www.goodguide.com November 2007-May 2011
Constructed criteria and screening methodology, assembled data sources to evaluate the health impact of consumer products. Provide ongoing technical and strategic input on GoodGuide’s presentation of product health information.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics June 2006 – October 2007
Worked with the Campaign and the over 800 signatories of the Compact for Global Production of Safe Health & Beauty Products to implement the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, including substitution plans to eliminate product ingredients known or suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects.
Kaiser Permanente National Facilities Services July 2006- February 2007
◦Reviewed Kaiser Permanente’s purchases in building materials, furniture and patient care equipment to evaluate likely exposures from halogenated flame retardants and bisphenol-A.
◦Developed recommendations for Kaiser Permanente’s National Facilities Services on purchasing criteria to limit current and future exposure of patients, employees and the environment.