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Gretchen Salter

Strategic Advisor, Consultant
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About Gretchen Salter

Since 2005, Gretchen has been a leading advocate in the environmental health movement.  Drawing on her experience as an organizer in electoral politics, she spearheaded campaigns in California to eliminate toxic chemicals from children’s products and advocated for programs that improved disclosure in cosmetic products and cleaning products. Gretchen was also instrumental in creating California’s comprehensive program to eliminate toxic chemicals from consumer products. Gretchen served as the California representative to Safer States until she joined the Safer States team in 2015. Since then, she has been advising lawmakers on chemical policies as well as building new campaigns and coalitions to further the creation of a just and sustainable economy. When not trying to save the world, Gretchen performs in local and regional theater and can frequently be found hiking the hills of the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two daughters.