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Sustainable Fashion: Chemicals in the Clothing with Beth Fiteni

Today, our topic of discussion is Sustainable Fashion. Awareness is growing about the benefits of organic food, but what about chemicals in the clothing we wear? How will that affect our environment and health?

Who is Beth Fiteni?

Beth Fiteni is the founder and director of Green Inside & Out, a Long Island based nonprofit organization. Beth has a Masters Degree in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, as well as twenty years of experience working in the environmental movement for non-profit organizations.

She has worked at Renewable Energy Long Island, Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, and Beyond Pesticides. Through this organization, she coordinated educational programs, energy policy work groups, and national conferences. She is the author of the book, “The Green Wardrobe Guide – Finding EcoChic Fashions that Look Great and Help Save the Planet.”

Additionally, Beth hosts a monthly radio show on WUSB Stony Brook University radio. She has received awards from many organizations such as the LI Sierra Club Environmentalist of the Year, the Woman of Distinction Award by the Town of Oyster Bay, and the LI Business News’ Top 40 Under 40 Award. Beth also received recognition (the EPA’s Environmental Quality award) for her work in co-creating educational materials on children’s environmental health (Ribbet.org).

Beth has served as Board member of the US Green Building Council LI Chapter, Prevention is the Cure, Slow Food North Shore, Vision LI, Friends of Huntington Farmlands and the Huntington Clean Energy Task Force.

Furthermore, she was trained by former Vice President Al Gore and lectures regularly on “non-toxic, green living,” in both English and Spanish. She has been featured in media outlets such as News 12, Fios 1, WNBC Channel 4, Newsday and the Long Islander.

Contact: www.GreenInsideAndOut.org

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