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SPARK*: "What are pounds of toxic flame-retardants doing in my furniture?"
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
SPARK* events encourage learning and networking in an intimate setting of 50 professionals. This series is focused around sparking conversation, ideas, dialog & connections around a specific green-related topic chosen for the evening.
Come to network with your peers and hear from our featured speaker.
$25 in advance. $35 at the door.
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"What are pounds of toxic flame-retardants doing in my furniture?"
Featuring Michael Green, Executive Director, Center for Environmental Health and Robin Guenther, Principal, Perkins + Will
Michael Green, MPP, MS, is Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Health (CEH)which he founded in 1996. As Director of CEH (www.ceh.org), he has been a leader in national efforts to protect children and families from lead and other toxic chemicals in consumer products, and from illnesses related to pollution in our air, water and food. CEH is a leading advocate for comprehensive chemical policy, and has been hired by both corporations and government agencies to design policies that will protect the public from exposure to toxic chemicals.
Robin Guenther - As a principal and an expert in green healthcare design, Robin is strong advocate for linking public health, regenerative design and sustainability. Robin is particularly skilled at achieving consensus for sustainable ideas, a quality valued by clients as well as the many advocacy groups with whom she works. Her built work has helped shape healthier, more welcoming facilities for nearly every major medical institution in New York City.
Tucker Robbins is a modern furniture designer that successfully marries great design with authentic tradition. By incorporating natural and salvaged pieces in modern designs with ancient skills of traditional people, he is able to bring green living to new heights. Tucker has been designing timeless peices of beautiful furniture for over 25 years.
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