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Faith above Facts: One Mom’s Career in Sex Law, Part 3

July 15, 2014
Putting faith over fact, 5 conservative Catholic men on the Supreme Court have opened a Pandora’s Box: your boss now gets to interfere with your birth control decisions. In its sharply divided 5-4 ruling in Hobby Lobby, SCOTUS ramps up the War on Women.
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The United States of Compost

June 25, 2014
Vermont is a cool place and it’s getting cooler. The Green Mountain State passed a “ universal recycling law ” (Act 148) that has a number of progressive provisions including mandatory composting. Starting this summer, enterprises that generate two tons or more of food scraps per week – e.g., grocery stores, restaurants and food producers – must divert them from landfills. Because the law is being phased in over several years, residents have until 2020 to comply. After that, food scraps and yard debris ( i.e., leaves and wood scraps) will be banned from landfills. If this sounds a bit...
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Making Climate Smart Choices for Your Family

June 5, 2014
June 5th is World Environment Day. It’s like Earth Day, celebrated here in the U.S., but for the whole wide World! Run by the United Nation Environment Program (or UNEP) it was established in 1972 by the U.N. General Assembly. In honor of World Environment Day 2014, Center for Food Safety’s Cool Foods Campaign is releasing a new video called “ Be Climate Smart with Cool Foods. ” It lays out five principles you can use to make food choices on a daily basis that help take a bite out of climate change. Like the energy and transportation systems, the global food system accounts for a significant...
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Your Vagina Called and Said to Watch This Video

May 28, 2014
Watch the hilarious spoof music video Detox the Box on secret harmful chemicals in pads and tampons. Toxic chemicals don't belong in feminine products. Period.
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Vermont Passes Toxics Bill to Protect Kids

May 21, 2014
If you follow environmental health news, you likely know that many products on store shelves contain harmful ingredients linked to asthma, developmental disorders, infertility, cancer and other harmful health effects. Products on store shelves do not have to be proven safe before they are sold. While our federal government does nothing on this issue (and protects companies instead of public health) states are left to create legislation to protect their citizens. Vermont has done just that! As readers know, I've been working to protect families from harmful chemicals in consumer products for...
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Baby Non-Toxic Shopping Guide

May 12, 2014
It’s not easy for busy parents to know what the safest choices are to protect baby's health. Women's Voices for the Earth's Baby Non-Toxic Shopping Guide can help you find safer products without toxic chemicals linked to cancers, reproductive harm, and birth defects.
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Get Involved: Global Day of Action to Cut Conflict Palm Oil

May 9, 2014
When problems seem overwhelming for our children, we remind them to take things “one day at time.” Amazingly, their problems often don’t seem so big or so overwhelming anymore. On May 20, 2014, you and your family can join me and my family and thousands of other folks around the world as we take one day and create thousands and thousands of actions around ONE ask : PepsiCo The Power to Cut Conflict Palm Oil is #InYourPalm. For most of us, making a difference and creating change around huge global problems like the destruction of the world’s rainforests and climate change seems way too big and...
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Mom Taught Me To Be An Activist

May 9, 2014
I recently visited my mom for her birthday last week. She always possessed a practical, no-nonsense attitude. Mom is the personification of a hip 80 year-old, but she reminds me often that growing up during the Depression gives her the edge of realism. Her mind is as sharp as a tack, so even at her advanced age, she’s truly light years ahead of her pack. She’s still a voice of reason. Since Mom’s body is not as sprite as her intellect, she walks and walks to keep fit. As she prepared for a trip to visit relatives in Spain, Mom tells me, “I’m walking longer everyday to get ready for the trip...
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What I Learned From My Mother: The Power to Change the World

May 8, 2014
My mother taught me to “reach for the stars.” My mother taught me to believe in myself and to believe deeply and passionately for all that I strive for. She told if I am true to myself, that I can accomplish anything. Today, I am a national spokesperson on climate change action and advocacy. I am successful at this because it is my passion. I am driven by my hope for and the fierce love that I have for my children. As a mother, I believe strongly that it is my "job" to help change the world and make it a safe, secure and sustainable one for my children. Because of my mother, I believe that “...
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Why We Will Keep Rising After Defeat

May 8, 2014
It’s a sad day for those of us in Connecticut who feel strongly that more needs to be done to protect children from toxic chemicals. A bill that would have tasked the Department of Public Health (DPH) with developing a list of chemicals of high concern to children was never called for a vote on the floor before the end of legislative session. Advocates, led by the CT Campaign for Toxic-Free Kids , have been working to get this bill passed for several years. This year the bill had the support of over 40 legislative co-sponsors, DPH and thousands of concerned citizens who called and emailed...
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