Actions & Events
Find out what’s going on near you. Local and national actions bring us together to demand change.
Picture $469 billion. It’s unimaginably huge. It’s more than Norway’s entire Gross Domestic Product. It’s also how much money WalMart brings in from the sale of toys, curtains, furniture, electronics and other household goods each year. So when WalMart removes even one toxic chemical from the products they sell, the ripple is felt around the […]
Today concerned parents and health advocates coast to coast are gathering outside nearly 50 Walgreens stores to call on the retailer to eliminate unnecessary dangerous chemicals from their store shelves.
Today concerned parents and health advocates coast to coast are gathering outside nearly 50 Walgreens stores to call on the retailer to eliminate unnecessary dangerous chemicals from their store shelves. Walgreens is the largest drugstore chain in the country, and despite being a company dedicated to health and wellness, unfortunately it continues to sell products containing […]
I was reminded last night what a powerful and urgent issue we work on. This is a picture of over 200 pairs of fire fighter boots in San Francisco, raising awareness about the increased cancer rates in fire fighter populations. It was part of a campaign called Give Toxics the Boot, where we teamed up […]
When I think of the work fire fighters do every single day, I am humbled. I think of the times I went to the local fire station as a kid to learn about the importance of preventing home fires. I think of the big red fire trucks, safety gear and the bravery these men and […]
We’re teaming up with the Toxic Hot Seat team again to protect firefighters and our future! As you may know, toxic flame retardant chemicals were forced out of infant pajamas because of their toxicity, but are still used in over 85% of the couches in our homes. This is unacceptable! We’re giving toxic chemicals-not just […]
This morning Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families will host a press call with health leaders to weigh in on the recently introduced Chemicals in Commerce Act. Their biographies are listed below. The press call will be published live later this afternoon. Our statement on the “discussion draft” can be found here. Feb 28, 2014, Health leaders […]
The words “Fast Track” keep appearing on my computer screen. Facebook, Twitter, news stories. I assumed at first it was a hot new fitness routine, turns out is a bill moving through Congress that affects everyone in this country and although obscure, highly important. Our coalition recently signed in on opposition to the Fast Track […]
Last night our twitter chat with Leah Segedie of Bookieboo LLC. and owner of Mamavation.com was a success as we discussed the need for real reform of our toxic chemical laws. We reached over 14 million people in just 90 minutes! We were trending nationally and had the opportunity to connect with so many different people […]
This past August we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech. The March on Washington acted as the backdrop for one of the greatest speeches of all time. The March was an organizational triumph for all involved, and is the template for modern day community organizing. (Photo Credit: The Minnesota Historical […]