By Alexander Landa
With the Healthy Materials Summit 2016 later this month, it's time to get to know the speakers. This professional gathering event held at Google's Kendall Square HQ in Cambridge, MA, covers all grounds for understanding healthy materials in the construction process, and why you should care about it. The ultimate goal of the Healthy Materials Summit is to bring the issues relating to building materials into light, in hopes to inspire commercial leaders, designers, and builders, and manufacturers and product vendors to increase their supply and demand of transparent, healthy building materials and products.
Rebecca Calahan Klein of Green Health Exchange, is a lifelong social entrepreneur, focused on developing sustainable business strategies for leading global companies, and building social enterprises. Rebecca has served as a sustainable business consultant for companies, including Alcan, Clif Bar, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Johnson and Johnson, Levi Strauss and Company, Nike, Nordstrom, and Target. She has built and scaled sustainability focused non-profits including Businesses for Social Responsibility, Organic Exchange, and 1% for the Planet. At Organic Exchange, she helped create a $4 billion market for organic cotton products, by aggregating demand from large brands and retailers including Nordstrom, Nike, Patagonia, Marks & Spencer, Target, H&M, C&A, and Walmart, and helping them create committed, transparent, fair, and sustainable value chains with hundreds of manufacturing partners and more than 250,000 organic cotton farmers around the world. She served as a policy advisor to Governors Bruce Babbitt of Arizona and Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts.
It isn't too late to register for the Healthy Materials Summit 2016! You can find more info here.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Google Cambridge Headquarters
5 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA, 02142