U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Coordinator: Cookstoves and Clean Indoor Air
John Mitchell works at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he coordinates the Agency’s cookstove activities to rapidly increase the use of affordable, reliable, clean, efficient, and safe home cooking and heating practices. For 10 years he coordinated the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) which was launched at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in 2002, and integrated with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves at the RIO +20 in 2012. Prior to working on cookstoves at EPA, he worked at the Maryland Department of the Environment coordinating Maryland’s international environmental initiatives and worked on a wide range of environmental issues, including: Smart Growth, air and water quality, waste management, as well as Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration. John also worked at Greenpeace on campaigns to promote pollution prevention, toxics use reduction, recycling, recycled content in newspapers; he also led the rapid expansion of Greenpeace’s National Canvass Program.