Sally Edwards

Senior Research Associate and Director of the Sustainable Products Initiative, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Dr. Sally Edwards directs the Sustainable Products Initiative at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell.  This Initiative promotes the development of safer and greener products through engaging stakeholders, conducting research, and providing information that can spark innovative, environmentally sound solutions.  Sally also facilitates the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council’s Retailer Leadership Council (RLC).   The RLC’s mission is to promote safer chemicals, materials and products across retail supply chains.  She is a founder of the Chemical Footprint Project, whose mission is to transform global chemical use by measuring and disclosing data on business progress to safer chemicals. Sally has over 25 years of experience in environmental health, including 14 years at the US EPA in Massachusetts and Alaska. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and provides consulting services to businesses and organizations.  Sally holds a MS in Environmental Health Science from Harvard University and a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University. She completed her doctorate in Work Environment at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Her book, Beyond Child’s Play: Sustainable Product Design in the Global Doll‐Making Industry was published in 2009.