I’m finally back in the swing of things and there’s a lot of breaking green news to report. Some stories seem bigger than others, but whether baby steps or giant leaps they’re all steps in the right direction.
Procter & Gamble is Removing Triclosan and Phthalates from All of Their Products!
In January, we received the fantastic news that Procter & Gamble listened to consumers (all 78,000 people who signed my petition!) and agreed to reformulate its detergents to reduce levels of a cancer causing chemical.
Now, Procter & Gamble has announced that it’s removing triclosan (linked to hormone disruption & increased risk of breast cancer) and dibutyl phthalate (linked to reproductive & developmental harm) from all of its products worldwide! BIG thank you to Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) for leading the charge on this issue. I couldn’t agree more with WVE: “When we raise our voices to demand toxic-free products, even the corporate giants of the world listen.”
Walmart Takes a Big Step in the Right Direction
Walmart is taking consumer pressure seriously and announced that it will try to get its suppliers to disclose and eventually phase out 10 potentially toxic chemicals. Stay tuned, more discussion on this to come early next week.
Tell Target to Clean Up It’s Beauty Aisle
Remember when I went into Walgreens and asked them to take steps to remove toxic chemicals from the products they sell? Well now we’re asking Target to Mind the Store. I know there are plenty of you shop at Target for many of your personal care products. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that the items sold in the Target beauty aisle were safe, non-toxic products. My friend Cindy Luppi went to the Target store in Revere, MA, and talked with a supervisor about cosmetics safety. Go Cindy! You can join Cindy and be a safe cosmetics superstar by going to your nearest Target store and asking them to screen the worst chemicals out of the products they sell. Get the comment card and all the resources you need HERE.
Groovy Green News
Thank you to the David Suzuki Foundation and the Queen of Green for interviewing me for their Better Back to School Brigade. I’m honored to be included. You can find the interview HERE and more information about the Brigade HERE.
As summer turns to fall and many of us head into the orchards to pick bags of apples keep these simple tips in mind to help green your apple picking.
Cruisin’ in the Chevy Volt
Unfortunately my Chevy Volt had to go back after a week of testing it out for Chevy. I’m shocked at how much I liked it- especially given that it was a 4 seater and we have 5 to seat. Driving an electric vehicle was eye opening. If you want to see some photos of the car along with my thoughts check out my Instagram feed.
Any green news to report from your week?