Robina Suwol

Robina Suwol
Meet: Robina Suwol, a 2014 Jewish American Heritage Month nominee

Title: Founder and Executive Director
Organization/Business: California Safe Schools
Website: www.calisafe.org

"Robina is a selfless champion for health and the environment who has succesfully created sustainable program that are being replicated locally, nationally and internationally" Donna Inglima, Advisory Board Member, California Safe Schools (nominator)

Highlights:


  • Founded California Safe Schools (CSS) in 1998, a children's environmental health and justice non-profit.

  • Spearheaded LA Unified Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policy, the most stringent policy in the nation for K-12 public schools and the first to embrace the "Precautionary Principle" and "Right to Know."

  • Success of IPM led to California's Healthy Schools Act.

  • Sponsored, along with CSS, AB 405, banning experimental pesticides, whose health effects are unknown, from California K-12 public schools, which was signed into law in 2005.

  • Continues to be a leader on children's environmental health, with an emphasis on schools and environmental justice committees.

  • Named by UTNe Magazine as on of "Fifty Visionaries Who Are Changing the World"

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