Posts by Alesia Lucas
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 […]
Bees have been capturing the nation’s attention, and rightfully so. They are one of the biggest pollinators and therefore are essential to the food we eat, the gardens we grown and maintaining the biodiversity of our ecosystems. They may sting, but they’re kind of a big deal. (Photo Credit: Panayiotis Filppou, Flickr) The 2009 documentary, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
You ready to hang decorations, host parties, and exchange gifts? You may want to wait before you deck your halls with beaded garland. Our friends at Healthy Stuff in Ann Arbor recently conducted tests on beads commonly used as Christmas garland and Mardi Gras beads. “We estimate that a single year’s inventory of Mardi Gras beads may contain up to 900,000 pounds of hazardous flame retardants and 10,000 pounds of lead,” said Jeff Gearhart, the Ecology Center’s principle researcher.
Are you looking to take action to decrease chemical exposures in your child’s school? You may have already switched to non-toxic products at home, but on average kids spend eight hours a day at school! Some of our coalition partners have great tools to help green your child’s school with toolkits that help students, teachers, […]
We’ve had an incredible year so far, and wanted to capture just a few of the highlights to say thank you.