Sylvia Broude

NERN (2011)

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Sylvia Broude is the Executive Director for Toxics Action Center where she oversees their six New England offices, supervising community organizers working on the ground with communities focused on cleaning up hazardous waste sites, shutting down dirty and dangerous waste facilities and power plants, reducing pesticide use, and promoting clean water, safe energy and zero waste.  Sylvia started with Toxics Action Center more than eight years ago, and recently played a critical role in efforts to shut down an 86-year old coal plant in Massachusetts and prevent a new incinerator ash landfill in Connecticut.  Sylvia also serves on the Advisory Committees to the Administrative Council for the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act and The New England Consortium. Prior to joining Toxics Action, she ran electoral campaigns in Florida and New Jersey with and the Sierra Club. After growing up in Texas, she went to Yale where she studied anthropology, political science, and photography. Outside work, she spends time gardening, cooking, eating, and traveling.