Environmental, Toxin-Free Living


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Beyond Pesticides (formerly National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides) works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. The founders, who established Beyond Pesticides as a nonprofit membership organization in 1981, felt that without the existence of such an organized, national network, local, state and national pesticide policy would become, under chemical industry pressure, increasingly unresponsive to public health and environmental concerns.

Bioneers.  Bioneers are social and scientific innovators from all walks of life and disciplines who have peered deep into the heart of living systems to understand how nature operates, and to mimic “nature’s operating instructions” to serve human ends without harming the web of life. Nature’s principles—kinship, cooperation, diversity, symbiosis and cycles of continuous creation absent of waste—can also serve as metaphoric guideposts for organizing an equitable, compassionate and democratic society.

The Child Proofing Our Communities Campaign.  Coordinated by the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ), Child Proofing Our Communities Campaign is an effort to channel the rising concern of parents and communities across the country into effective and coordinated grassroots action aimed at eliminating environmental health hazards from our schools. Raising awareness of parents and communities, empowering them to take action at the local level, will stimulate the public pressure needed to topple special interest lobbying efforts to derail the passage and enforcement of child protective environmental health laws.

Center for Health, Environment & Justice.  CHEJ is a national environmental organization based in Falls Church, Virginia. Lois Marie Gibbs, the community leader at Love Canal, established CHEJ in 1981. Our philosophy is to teach and empower by helping grassroots groups and individuals to build upon their strengths.  Through our organizing leadership development research and technical assistance, we empower individuals with skills and information to make sound judgments and become apart of the political decision making process to protect health and our natural resources.

Coming Clean Network.  Learn about Body Burden and how we are all carrying toxins in our tissues in our chemical saturated world.  What is Body Burden and how can I reduce mine?  All answered here!

Commonweal.  Commonweal is a nonprofit health and environmental research institute in Bolinas, California. Founded in 1976, Commonweal conducts programs that contribute to human and ecosystem health—to a safer world for people and for all life.

Environmental Working Group.   Environmental Working Group is a nonprofit with a team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers who investigate over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. Their reports educate the public and politicians, shapes policy, and informs bureacracies. Reports include:Overloaded? Mercury and AutismBisphenol A (the hormonally active white lining in food cans), and Skin Deep, the searchable safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products.

Institute for Children’s Environmental HealthThe ICEH is a nonprofit educational organization working to ensure a healthy, just, and sustainable future for children and the planet.  ICEH’s primary mission is to foster collaborative initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate environmental exposures that can undermine the health of current and future generations.

Pesticide Action Network North America.  PANNA (Pesticide Action Network North America) works to replace pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. As one of five PAN Regional Centers worldwide, we link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens’ action network. This network challenges the global proliferation of pesticides, defends basic rights to health and environmental quality, and works to insure the transition to a just and viable society.

Plastic Polution Coalition.  Find Guides for Living Plastic-Free.  The Plastic Pollution Coalition mission is to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, the ocean and the environment. PPC was founded in 2009 as a platform to amplify a common message through strategic planning and communication. Our more than 400 member organizations and a growing coalition of individuals seek to increase awareness and understanding of the plastic pollution problem, and to find sustainable solutions. We aim to empower more people and more organizations to take action to stop plastic pollution and to live plastic-free.

Skin Deep.  Skin Deep is Environmental Working Group’s safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products in an easy-to-use searchable database.