ALISON KINN BENNETT is the senior advisor for product sustainability in EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. She co-founded and co-leads two influential, cross-media networks within EPA—the Green Building Workgroup and the Sustainable Products Network—which bring together policy and technical staff from around the agency in order to advance holistic, life-cycle based approaches to environmental and public health protection. Since 2001, Ms. Bennett has served in EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, focusing her efforts on coordinating EPA positions on standards and specifications for greener building products and construction services. Ms. Bennett is vice chair of ASTM International’s Sustainability Committee (E60). Ms. Bennett earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and geography from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in urban and environmental planning from the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture.
LEO BONANNI is the founder and CEO of Sourcemap.com, the crowd-sourced directory of product supply chains and carbon footprints. The open-source Web site offers tools for companies and individuals to share information about where things come from, what they are made of, and their social and environmental impact. Thousands of people have created sourcemaps of food, furniture, clothing, electronics, and more. Sourcemap’s social network technology can also be used internally to help organizations gather supply chain information for traceability and risk management. Dr. Bonanni has a Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab, an M.S. and a Master of Architecture from MIT, and a B.A. from Columbia University. He teaches sustainable product design at Parsons and at MIT.
DOMINIC A. BROSE (Staff) is a program officer for the Science and Technology for Sustainability Program (STS) at the National Academies. Prior to STS, Dr. Brose was with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies where he collaborated on science policy reports sponsored by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) addressing the potential for adverse health effects from exposure of select military personnel to environmental contaminants. Previously, he was an environmental scientist at ToxServices LLC, where he reviewed product formulations for EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) program, which was a third-party service provided to EPA that evaluated product formulations against human health and environmental screening criteria. Dr. Brose received his M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental soil chemistry from the University of Maryland, and his B.S. in natural resources and environmental science from Purdue University.