Los Angeles, CA. - Robina Suwol, Executive Director and Founder of California Safe Schools (CSS), a nationally and internationally celebrated children’s environmental health coalition founded in 1998 will address the Carson Earth Day guests on Protective Policies, Human Health & the Environment . Since founding CSS, Suwol has achieved national prominence as an environmental and children’s health activist. An articulate and compelling speaker, Suwol gives frequent presentations on school safety to parents, students, school officials and legislators
California Safe Schools is recognized for spearheading the most stringent pesticide policy in the nation at Los Angeles Unified School District (2nd largest in the nation) The policy called Integrated Pest Management (IPM), uses low risk methods to eliminate pest and weeds. The policy was the first in the United States to embrace the Precautionary Principle and Right to Know about pesticides used on school campuses. Today it has become the model for school districts internationally.
On October 6, 2005, Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 405 (Montanez) sponsored by California Safe Schools. This important law closes a loophole protecting more than 6 million California k-12 public school students, and hundreds of thousands of teachers and school employees from exposure to experimental pesticides whose health effects are unknown. CSS also worked closely with U.S. EPA on School Siting Guidelines.UTNE Magazine named
Robina one of Fifty Visionaries Who Are
Changing the World.
Carson Earth Day Festival is being held on Friday, April 15 at Dolphin Park from 3:00- 6:00pm Interactive environmental displays and demonstrations by local groups and small businesses will be present along with performances by local musicians, dancers, and artists.
For information on the Carson Earth Day Festival,
For information about California Safe Schools