Ann Blake, Ph.D.
Ann Blake is an independent consultant with over 20 years of experience finding safer alternatives to industrial chemicals in global manufacturing. Her work has included creating criteria for environmentally preferable purchasing, ecolabels and product rating systems as well as local, national and international chemicals policy reform.
Ann has created curricula in green chemistry, chemicals policy and alternatives assessment for UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate in Green Chemistry. She is a member of the Green Ribbon Science Panel created by the California legislature to advise California EPA on the implementation of California’s Safer Consumer Product regulations. Prior to consulting, Ann worked for the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control as a hazardous waste inspector and Pollution Prevention Coordinator.
Clients include the City of San Francisco’s Department of Environment and the Blue-Green Alliance, a national strategic partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations. Past clients have included Good Guide, the Electronics Takeback Coalition, the Breast Cancer Fund and the Safe Cosmetics Campaign.