Monthly Archives: July 2011

Obama Leaves the Door Open for Toxic E-Waste Exports

Last week, the Obama Administration issued its long awaited report on federal policies to address the growing problem of e-waste.  This report brought  good news and bad news. The good news is that the report includes recommendations for promoting greener design, such as creating products with fewer toxics, less virgin materials and making them more [...]

Hey Feds: No Exporting Toxic E-Waste!

When Obama’s Electronics Task Force finally issued its Electronics Stewardship report, they failed to include an essential part:  a ban on exports of toxic e-waste. Urge President Obama to amend the policy developed by his task force and to clearly state that no U.S. government e-waste will be exported to developing countries.  Tell President Obama:  [...]

Greenwash of the Month: The Kid-Friendly (Fracking Dinosaur) “Fracosaurus”?

Hey, kids!  It’s Talisman Terry, your “friendly Fracosaurus”!  Terry the Fracosaurus teaches kids about “a clean energy source called Natural Gas,” found right in your hometown! Wait, what?! If the “frac” in that cartoon dinosaur’s name sounds scarily close to the natural gas drilling process called “fracking,” then you’re right—that’s exactly where it came from.  [...]

Decision Time for Governor Brown: Stop Methyl Iodide Now!

It’s not too late for Jerry Brown to save thousands of farms from being doused with the highly toxic methyl iodide.  But he must act fast.  Fumigation season is near for many non-organic California farmers, and already the toxic pesticide has been applied to a garden nursery, two pepper farms, and an almond orchard in [...]

Make a Call for Safer Chemicals Today!

Thousands of chemicals are used in everyday products without ever being tested for safety. Let’s show Congress we want a change in the system! Today doctors, teachers, college students, and people like you across the country are calling their Senators to ask for common sense limits on toxic chemicals. Join the fun, it only takes [...]

Make a Call for Safer Chemicals!

Thousands of chemicals are used in everyday products without ever being tested for safety. Let’s show Congress that we want a change in the system!  Today, doctors, teachers, scientists, college students, and people like you are calling their Senators to ask for common sense limits on toxic chemicals.  Join the fun, it only takes two [...]

Wednesday: National Call-In Day for Safe Chemicals!

Mark your calendars:  Wednesday is an important day for your health.  Environmental health advocates across the country have deemed this Wednesday, July 20th “National Call-In Day for Safe Chemicals”. Join parents, nurses, doctors, college students, and people like you across the country will call their Senators to protect our families from toxic chemicals. The average [...]

Bath & Body Works: Stop Using Triclosan!

Used as an antibacterial, the toxic chemical triclosan does more than just kill germs.  It poses serious health hazards!  The popular body care chain Bath & Body Works uses the harmful chemical in a huge array of their products, including a variety of flavored handsoaps. Join us to protect consumers and put an end to [...]

Only YOU (Not Flame Retardants) Can Prevent Fires

Did Smokey Bear ever mention that many flame retardants are extremely toxic and are added to an unnecessary amount of our everyday items? We’re exposed to toxic flame retardants not just in our furniture, baby products, electronics and other everyday items, but also in our food, air, and water.  Flame retardants have a nasty habit [...]

Stop Organic Greenwashing in Chicago

Many personal care product labels misuse the word “organic”, duping consumers into buying products that are not actually “organic” and may even contain toxic chemicals that consumers would never expect to find in an organic product.  Companies selling “organic” labeled products, like Namaste, must stop this organic greenwashing. Tell Namaste’s President: Products labeled as “organic” [...]