Last month was a great one for non toxic victories and luckily for us, they are so many steps being made every day in efforts to detox ourselves and the planet. A small as they may be, every step made by an individual or a corporation helps to reach a more non toxic future. Here are a few that happened in April!
EPA Launches New “Safer Choice” Label
Many of us know or have heard that cleaning products can contain some harmful chemicals for our families and even our pets. You could probably smell them when you use some products! The EPA launched a new Safer Choice program that will help identify what cleaning products are safer for our homes. This voluntary program won’t make products safer, but aims to make people more aware. This is definitely a step in the non toxic direction, with more work to be done.
Leonardo DiCaprio Produces Another Documentary for A Better Future
He’s done it again and this time it’s all about the sun. Well, the power of the sun. Solar energy has the opportunity to tackle two of the largest problems we face today: Pollution and Poverty.
Danish Council Proposes Red Meat Tax
In light of all the negative environmental and health aspects of red meat, a Danish council has proposed a tax on the environmental degrading product. Denmark is known for their progressive stance on environmental policy and non toxic strides. They have combatted food waste, divested in fossil fuels, and now they are looking at red meat. It’s no secret that livestock are responsible for extremely high levels of methane gas pollution and water consumption. This proposal has the support of 14 out of 17 council members and will be discussed further over the coming months.
What to know more about red meat’s global footprint? Watch this clip!
Ford Set To Release 12 New Electric Cars
To rival the Tesla and the Chevy Volt, Ford has confirmed that they will be releasing their own long distance electric vehicle. Electric vehicles seem to be the future of transportation and are definitely a more non toxic option. The company has even committed to releasing 12 new electric cars by the year 2020.
Global GMO Cultivation Dips in 2015
Genetically modified crops went down for the first time in two decades this last year. The most wary country being Africa. The organization that released this report is a supporter of GMO’s and claims that the decrease is marginal and more related to lower prices of some agricultural materials. But, this decrease comes at an interesting time in the debate of GMO crop safety and Africa is the newest emerging skeptics of them. Major cotton and maize growers are rejecting GMO in their country and citizens are petitioning to keep Monsanto out of Nigeria.
Action of the Month!
Breast Cancer Fund and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is asking Congress to close the dangerous holes in the Personal Care Products Safety Act. Do you think this 71 billion dollar industry should be more accountable to what they are putting in our products? You can help!
Sign the petition to ask Congress to seize this opportunity for the first time in 75 YEARS!