Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Big (Green) Apple? New York Lagging on Green Purchasing

Dioxin is one of the most toxic chemicals known to science. Banned by a United Nations treaty as one of the “Dirty Dozen” most harmful chemicals, it can cause serious health problems, including certain cancers, birth defects, dysfunctional immune and reproductive systems, greater susceptibility to disease and even diminished intelligence. So it was good news [...]

Hey EPA, Stop Stalling Your Study on One of the Most Toxic Chemicals on the Planet!

 The EPA has been buying time—27 years worth, to be exact—on evaluating the risks of dioxin exposure.  Dioxin is one of the most toxic chemicals known to science—and nearly every American has measurable levels of dioxin in their body.  Even babies are born pre-polluted with potentially harmful levels of dioxin.  In 1985, EPA concluded that [...]

Guest Blogger: 50 Things I Do To Reduce

Crossposted from Kids Around Canada, by Eco-Communications professional, Lisa Borden. We recently came across this article by fellow eco-tip lover Lisa Borden.  It’s a run-down of the 50 things she does to reduce the stuff in her everyday life, and it’s a real-life, practical list–not just some promotion for so-called “green” products that will just [...]

California Consumers Feeling Like Santorum (or Romney?) After Iowa

Like Rick Santorum who was shot down by a close vote in Iowa (no wait, apparently it was Romney who lost), yesterday a bill to require labels on GMO fish was narrowly defeated in a California Assembly committee vote. An op-ed yesterday in the San Francisco Chronicle by Consumers Union (CU), the nation’s leading consumer [...]

VIDEO: Fear Factory

From the toxics in it’s electronic products to it’s horrendous working conditions, the Foxconn factory is  the hellish nightmare behind all our shiny smart phones and electronic gadgets. Now Foxconn is seeing more attention from American media.  This week, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart aired this funny, but tremendously eye-opening and sobering segment on [...]

Keep Frankenfish Off Our Dinner Plates!

This week, a California State Assembly committee will vote on a bill (AB 88) to require labeling of genetically modified (GMO) fish. In response to the potential FDA approval of GMO salmon, California must take this opportunity to protect state consumers’ right to know what is in our food. California must take the lead. Urge [...]

GMO Salmon: What’s the Catch?

This week, a California State Assembly committee will vote on a bill (AB 88) to require labeling of genetically modified (GMO) fish. In response to the potential FDA approval of GMO salmon, California must take this opportunity to protect state consumers’ right to know what is in our food. Take action! Call on your state [...]

NY Advocates Win PCBs Right-to-Know Battle

By Mary Brune, crossposted from the Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS) blog A few weeks back I wrote about MOMS member Penelope Jagessar-Chaffer joining dozens of other concerned citizens at a press conference on the steps of NY City Hall to urge the NY City Council to pass legislation that would force disclosure of PCBs [...]

Getting Rid of That Holiday (E-waste) Weight

CEH is here to help you get rid of some of that holiday weight.  No, not the pounds you put on from indulging in eggnog and cookies—we’re talking about those extra electronics pounds you may have gained. After all that gift giving and receiving, many of us have acquired  pounds of new electronics—maybe from a [...]