Green Festival Speakers

Bess Celio



Bess is the PTO Chair of Wellness and leads Zero Waste efforts at Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School where they have a school garden, zero-waste lunchroom and commercial composter. She has been involved in promoting healthy, “green” school environments for the past 10 years in her capacity as a Board Chair of the http://www.healthyschoolscampaign.org" target="_blank">Healthy Schools Campaign, and current Board Chair of http://www.climatecycle.org" target="_blank">Climate Cycle. She lives in Oak Park with her husband, Candelario, and 3 daughters, Emma (11), Claudia (10) and Gabriela (7).