Alexandra Destler
My Safety Nest

About Me

For over two decades, Alexandra has worked to spark swift change in our public health system. Her aim? To promote global sustainability - not in theory but in practice. Rather than preaching to the converted, she brings together public and private organizations, champions and naysayers, leading healthcare, non-profit and Fortune 500 companies, to drive change. She launched the Public Health Institute’s Center for Climate Change and the American Hospital Association’s environmental stewardship initiative; co-developed The Greenfield Path, a communications project driving Ford Motor Company’s move to a more sustainable business; and directed Playworks’s capital campaign, raising a record $27.3 million in two years. Most recently, vexed by a vinyl bathmat leeching chemicals into the bathwater of her baby, she resolved to focus on prenatal environmental education – our lack of which costs the US $76.6B a year, and many children their health. Alexandra holds degrees from Harvard, Cornell and the Sorbonne.
 

At Medicine X 2015

Saturday, September 26 12:55 pm (Lower Lobby - West)
SafetyNEST: safeguards your body during your pregnancy
Four million babies are born each year in the United States yet women are not receiving important safety information from their obstetricians about exposure to toxic chemicals as part of their prenatal... Read more
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