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Robina Suwol, Founder of California Safe Schools, Nominated for 2011 Hero Award
The Jewish Community Heroes campaign organized by The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) celebrates the selflessness and courage of those who put others before themselves
Robina Suwol is the founder & Executive Director of California Safe Schools, a children's environmental health and justice coalition. She achieved national prominence in 1998 by spearheading the Los Angeles Unified Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policy,the most stringent pesticide policy in the nation for K-12 public schools-the first to embrace the "Precautionary Principle" and "Right to Know". The policy led to the passage of California's Healthy Schools Act. Today the LA Unified IPM policy serves as an international model for school districts & communities.
On October 6, 2005, Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 405 (Montanez) sponsored by Robina & California Safe Schools. The bill bans experimental pesticides, whose health effects are unknown, from California k-12 public schools.
California Safe Schools has also been a leader in school siting. On February 1, 2011 at historic Los Angeles City Hall, California Safe Schools held the only public hearing in the nation on school siting to a standing room only crowd of local, state, federal officials, and members of the public.
When not giving frequent presentations on a wide range of environmental health and safety issues to parents, students, school officials and legislators, she can be found most weekends volunteering at Health and Safety Fairs, Conferences & community events. The world. is a better place because of her efforts.
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National & International Children's Environmental Health & Justice Coalition founded in 1998 by Robina Suwol