We are thrilled to announce that today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest region awarded Breast Cancer Fund President and CEO Jeanne Rizzo with its 2010 Environmental Achievement Award for Green Chemistry. Here's what the EPA has to say about Jeanne and the Breast Cancer Fund:
Jeanne Rizzo is a tremendous champion of green chemistry, as well as an award-winning film/music/theater producer, and a nurse. Jeanne provides notable leadership in green chemistry and pioneering efforts to reduce everyone's exposure to toxic chemicals. She is the President and CEO of the Breast Cancer Fund where she has articulately spotlighted the importance of breast cancer prevention strategies and the need to reduce our exposures to chemicals associated with breast cancer and other health impacts. Under Jeanne's direction, The Breast Cancer Fund just issued an important new report, State of the Evidence: The Connection Between Breast Cancer and the Environment, that sheds light on the environmental causes of breast cancer and what public policies are needed to reduce breast cancer risk. She has been instrumental in catalyzing green chemistry legislation and initiatives in California and across the country. She advocated for California laws that created the first statewide biomonitoring program, advanced the safety of cosmetic products and initiated California's green chemistry program. Currently, she is advancing policies to reduce our exposure to bisphenol A, among other chemicals.
We're so gratified to be honored by the EPA as it celebrates its 40th anniversary! (Read our press statement.)