Christine Lepisto

Writer

Expertise

Chemistry, Biomimicry, Sustainable product design, Health

Education

St. Olaf College, University of Minnesota

Introduction

Christine Lepisto is a chemist, consultant, and writer living in Berlin, Germany. An expert in chemical safety, she worked as a staff writer at Treehugger for 14 years, covering topics such as chemical regulation, biomimicry, product design, sustainable agriculture, transportation, and health.

Experience

Before coming to Treehugger, Lepisto spent 20 years working in various industries – developing new materials recovery processes, implementing waste reduction projects, and improving global chemical stewardship, among others – which led to the creation of her business, Chemical Safety Consulting, in 2008. 

Lepisto is a certified dangerous goods safety advisor, a specialist in global regulations, an experienced public speaker and trainer, and an accredited journalist with the German International Press Association. She and her husband divide their time between Berlin and an organic olive farm in Umbria, Italy.

Education

Lepisto has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and mathematics from St. Olaf College, Minnesota. She completed one year of post-graduate studies in biochemistry at University of Minnesota.

Treehugger and Dotdash

Our mission at Treehugger is to provide advice, clarity, and inspiration for both the eco-savvy and the green living novice. We hope our content gives you the confidence to purchase a better dishwasher, build a green beauty routine, or simply learn more about the world around you.

Treehugger is part of the Dotdash family.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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