Wendy Gordon Rockefeller

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Wendy Gordon Rockefeller was in 2002 the "president of the board of the Trickle Up Program, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating poverty through micro-enterprise development. An environmental and social activist, Wendy has focused much of her energy on consumer health and environmental issues. Her work emphasizes the connection between poverty and environmental destruction as well as poverty and environmental health injustice. As senior project scientist for the Natural Resources Defense Council in the '80s, Wendy was involved in policy research and advocacy in the areas of drinking water protection, hazardous waste management, and children's environmental health. She founded and served as executive director of Mothers & Others, an organization devoted to consumer education and action around health and environmental issues. Wendy is currently the executive director of The Green Guide Institute, publisher of The Green Guide, a premier consumer source for practical everyday actions that benefit personal health and the environment. Wendy has written numerous articles and reports bringing the harmful effects of hazardous chemicals used in household products to the nation's attention. She has received numerous awards, including the Utne Reader's "General Excellence in Newsletters" Award in 1998 and 1999 for The Green Guide, the 1994 Center for Environmental Education Annual Award, and the 1993 Parent's Magazine "As They Grow" Award. Wendy is currently also a trustee of the Rockefeller Family Fund and on the advisory board of The Princeton Environmental Institute of Princeton University. Wendy holds a B.A. from Princeton University, an MS from the Harvard School of Public Health and is currently on leave from the doctoral program at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies." [1]

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  1. Ecofeminist Ethics and Activism, Humanity United, accessed August 29, 2009.