Green Festival Speakers

Sushma Bhatia


Sushma Bhatia is the Toxics Reduction Coordinator and Green Business Program Manager at San Francisco's Department of Environment. She is responsible for implementing programs to promote the use of less toxic alternatives among San Francisco businesses. Sushma has successfully executed the Environmentally Responsible Dentistry Program, developed a Green Healthcare Working Group and designed a Green Garment Care Initiative. In conjunction with various local agencies, Sushma launched San Francisco’s Green Business Program and continues to manage it. She is responsible for implementing San Francisco’s nail salon recognition ordinance and has been spearheading an effort to identify safer nail polishes. Sushma has a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California. She is currently leading a statewide effort to measure environmental benefits of green business practices and is serving as a UCSF Fellow to identify Federal policy options to limit exposure to toxic chemicals that cause reproductive impacts.