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Living a Toxic-Free Life

Taking a sip of water. Walking your kids to school. Biting a red apple. None of those activities should include the word “toxic.

Every human deserves to live their lives without fearing they may be consuming toxic chemicals or could be seconds away from a chemical disaster.

The production, trade, use, and release of toxic synthetic chemicals are a threat to human health and the environment everywhere. Still, the industries that produce and release toxic chemical compounds find ways to persist, often with little or no testing, safety requirements, or understanding of the impacts of their behavior.

Greenpeace internationally campaigns to protect people and ecosystems from the dangers of toxic chemical exposure particularly those working at chemical facilities and communities living near these dangerous facilities. We monitor industry’s actions on the ground, keep the public informed about risks, perform direct interventions at pollution sites, and advocate for major change in legislation and corporate policy.

Find out where more than 400 high-risk chemical plants are located.

And we are making progress every day. Consumer products are less toxic. Companies and countries are beginning to responsibly handle mountains of electronic waste. And we support  communities across developing countries to protect their soil, water, and advocate for safe working conditions.

Take action today! You can help prevent a toxic disaster in your community by signing our petition to President Obama.

 

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Do You Know Your Activist Vocab?

Blog by reneeclaire1 | May 7, 2007

Activist Vocab Test: (1) What does SRI mean? (2) What does AGM mean?   Any ideas?   These two questions tackle an important part of most consumer campaigns . . . hitting companies where it hurts . . .  their shareholder...

Lazy Sunday

Blog by reneeclaire1 | May 6, 2007

It is Sunday night and I've been watching Miami Ink for most of the afternoon. I love that show!! And it's not just because I grew up in South Florida or that I think the owner of Miami Ink is super hot, I just  .  . ..  am a little...

Green and Greener

Blog by reneeclaire1 | May 3, 2007

Yesterday was pretty exciting. You know that whole A Greener Apple thing and all.  So what's a girl to do when her whole purpose in being in sunny Northern California when her boss tells her to put away the skull and get ready for a...

Greener Apple

Blog by reneeclaire1 | May 2, 2007

I arrived in Silicon Valley on April 16 ready to rock and roll on the Toxic Tech Tour. I was really excited to help the campaign in such a unique way. "You mean, you want me to drive around Cupertino and San Jose with a 7ft high skull...

Flickr This

Blog by reneeclaire1 | April 20, 2007

Ok so I've told you about the San Jose Giants games the Skulpture attended, now its time to take a look at the photos.   http://www.flickr.com/photos/7848385@N04/    Also, if you didn't know already, the student week of action...

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