It was back in 2008 when I was sitting in a café, not to far from the Minnesota state capitol that I heard about the veto. Governor Tim Pawlenty had just vetoed two bills our coalition hard worked hard to garner bi-partisan support for. One of the bills he vetoed was a ban on certain […]
First lipstick, then nail polish and now, hair dye; what is a girl to do when it comes to avoiding toxic chemicals and staying pretty? Several reports would have one believe that the toxic way is the only way when it comes to beauty products. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Skin is the […]
By Paige Wolf, Author, Mother & Safer Chemicals blogger You may have seen the latest campaign from Glade air fresheners – “inspired by the best feelings in the world.” Just follow their hashtag #bestfeelings on Twitter to play along with their social media campaign. “The scent of #peaceful is a smoky chimney in the winter […]
Guess what… toxic chemicals are virtually unregulated in the United States. As a result they are ending up in our consumer products, drinking water, communities, wildlife and places we play and work. That’s not ok. So we’ve got a little, funny intro to the issue for you to share with your friends. We need you […]
The horizon looks a little more bright when it comes to furniture free of flame-retardants due to a new California standard. Rest assured, our work is still cut out for us on this issue, the buck doesn’t stop here.
By Maureen Swanson, Learning Disabilities Association of America Walgreens is pretty amazing. A little over a decade ago, the national drug store chain overhauled the way they hire, train, and retain employees. Walgreens initiated a program to hire people with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities that involved major changes to their company processes, practices and […]
This past year has been both amazing and incredibly hard. We’ve had a rollercoaster of a year filled with land mines and successes, but we’re still making progress. Thanks to you. As we look forward to 2014, we can only imagine what is possible, and we know our progress depends on your actions and engagement. When you […]
Thinking about what to do New Year’s Eve? 2014 is right around the corner and we have some tips to help you ring in the New Year with less toxic chemicals! (photo credit: Nanagyei via photopin cc) Go Organic When possible, pick organic items for your party’s spread. These days it’s much easier to find […]
By Angelique Chaverri, M.S.Ed., IMAP/IMC — Mother, educator, Stroller Brigade participant from Missouri On Tuesday, October 29 of this year, I was blessed to join a group of more than 200 concerned parents, children, educators and health professionals to march on Capitol Hill to stand together and ask for reform of the 1976 Toxic Substances […]
Watch this video This is one of the best 20 minute overviews of the issues we work on and features many of our coalition partners. Let us what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to share with your friends!