Mary Swanson is an environmental scientist with a career focus on reducing toxic chemical hazards in the environment. Mary has over 25 years of experience in environmental work including ecolabelling, developing tools for evaluating cleaner products and cleaner technologies, hazardous waste site remediation, and evaluating the fate and effects of chemicals in the environment. Before joining Green America, Mary led the certification program, reviewed products for certification, and participated in ecolabel standard development for Green Seal. Prior to that she worked as a research scientist with the University of Tennessee’s Center for Clean Products and Clean Technologies. She has a MSCE degree in environmental engineering/environmental chemistry from the University of Minnesota and a BS degree in natural resources/water chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and volunteering as a Wisconsin Master Naturalist.
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