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Kay Gebhardt

Senior Scientist, Sustainability and Authenticity, Seventh Generation

Kay Gebhardt

Kay Gebhardt is currently the Senior Scientist in Sustainability and Authenticity at Seventh Generation.  For more than a decade, she has championed sustainability and transparency in the home and personal care industry, advocating for healthy people, a sustainable environment and equitable communities.  She is a member of the Seventh Generation Foundation Board of Directors, a physical chemist by training, and mother to 3 children who think she’s cool for trying to save the planet.  In middle school, Kay won the science fair by demonstrating the environmental impact of burning fossil fuels on a small city she constructed in an aquarium.  In the experiment, a poisonous cloud was created, all light was blocked and the tank blew up, thus greatly informing the work she does today.