Speaker profile

Mike Schade

Mike Schade

Mind the Store Campaign Director, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, United States

Mike is the 'Mind the Store Campaign' Director for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, where he coordinates a national US campaign challenging the nation’s leading retailers to transform the marketplace away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives.

For the past nine years, Mike was the Markets Campaign Coordinator with the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ), a national environmental health organisation where he led national campaigns to phase out PVC plastic, phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA) and dioxin in consumer products and packaging.

Prior to CHEJ, he was the Director of the Buffalo office of Citizens’ Environmental Coalition (CEC), a NY statewide grassroots environmental health organization. Mike lives in Brooklyn, NY where he serves on the Newtown Creek Superfund Community Advisory Group (CAG), the Board of Directors of Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG), and the Community Advisory Panel of the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.