CASLE’s Robinson was a contributor and reviewer for two guides to choosing less-toxic products.
The Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia’s (EHANS) 2011 Guide to Less Toxic Products (also their 1996 paper version), as well as the Healthy Indoors Partnership (HIP) Buyers Guides – 2009.
Guide to Less Toxic Products: overview, 1996 and 2011
The Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia’s (EHANS) 2011 Guide to Less Toxic Products is free at: www.lesstoxicguide.ca
The Guide has been endorsed by the David Suzuki Foundation and The Sierra Club of Canada.
CASLE President K. Robinson also served on the EHANS Board of Directors, and was among those who reviewed and provided reference materials for both the 1996 Guide and 2011 on-line Guide.
From the internationally praised www.lesstoxicguide.ca: “It is worthwhile to spend some time on CASLE’s website. It contains a broad range of information about most aspects of school Indoor Air Quality. Although it is written primarily for schools and with the vulnerable bodies of children in mind, the information here is credible, practical, and applicable to healthy indoor environments in general.”
Healthy Indoors Partnership (HIP) Buyers Guides – 2009
The Healthy Indoors Partnership (HIP) was an organization formed by Health Canada with the purpose of combining assets of government, NGOs and industry to improve Indoor Air Quality in schools in particular, but also in general.
Karen Robinson represented CASLE for two founding years on the organization’s national Board of Directors. Both NGO representatives of the Board (CASLE and NB Lung Association) stepped down due incompatible organization priorities. However, after leaving the Board, Robinson continued to assist in selected aspects, such as serving as a contributor and reviewer of the HIP Consumer Buyers Guide and HIP Professional Buyers Guide.
She gave a 2007 webinar for HIP on design and construction of Healthy New Schools. (the PowerPoint is available in Robinson’s records).
The HIP Guides are posted on this archive website. You are welcome to copy, use or circulate these guides.