Did you get a chance to see Jennifer Beals and Andy Igrejas on the The Big Picture? Check it out and let us know what you think!
Parents join actor Jennifer Beals in calling for increased regulation
I’ll be supporting this brigade from Vermont. I’d love to head down to DC, but my teaching schedule doesn’t allow me to do so. So, I’m with my fellow activists, and my favorite organizations–MomsRising and Safer Chemicals–to demand reform of our country’s toxics laws. Currently, we have laws that protect multi-billion dollar corporations and not American families. I’ve got my virtual stroller, do you
Our Stroller Brigade is bringing together concerned Americans from every corner of our country to help tell Congress why it’s so critical that we commit to passing real reform that will protect families from toxic chemicals. Here’s just a small glimpse at some of the participants flying in to Washington next week for safer chemicals.
As you can tell, we’re getting very excited about our Stroller Brigade next week in Washington D.C. This family friendly event will bring people together from all across the country.
We want reform that protects vulnerable populations, ensures the EPA can take action on notoriously toxic chemicals and moves us towards safer chemicals. So what better a time to bring the Stroller Brigade back to Washington?
The environmental health field has worked for decades to show the environment isn’t something “out there”, but rather is intimately linked to our health and well-being. Air pollution and asthma, toxic chemicals and infertility, community pollution and cancer clusters, these are all issues the environmental health movement is fighting for. This wonderful infographic gives the background of environmental health as it relates to toxic chemicals.
Thanks to our friends at the North American of Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) for picking Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. Our whole coalition appreciates NAHMMA and all they do to protect the public and environment from toxic chemicals!
Our partners have created “The Toxies” funny and creative videos to tell the story about how chemicals are affecting our lives. Please take a moment to watch and share these videos, they are amazing!
Despite EPA’s definition of “fair treatment,” “meaningful involvement,” and “environmental justice,” communities of color continue to be exposed to higher rates of air pollution, water pollution, toxics in products and contaminated properties. African Americans are more likely to live near landfills and dumps, contaminated Brownfield properties, trash incinerators, power plants, chemical plants, auto body shops, nail salons, and refineries than other Americans.