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#WhatMothersNeed: For Our Children to be Protected from Toxic Chemicals

May 6, 2014
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I’ve been seeing more and more ads in my Facebook feed for Mother’s Day gifts. I’m not interested in a new necklace or a massage (OK a massage does sound nice…). The best gift I could possibly receive is the knowledge that the products I buy in the store for my...
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California schoolkids in harm's way

April 30, 2014
This is very powerful data. A new, first-of-its-kind report from California's Department of Health (DPH) shows that health-harming agricultural pesticides are being sprayed close to schools across the state. Not just a few pesticides, either — or a few schools. More than 500,000 California children...
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Grow Your Own Organic Garden (tips this week on #EcoTipTue)

April 28, 2014
Are you growing a garden this year? Have a few pots of herbs and veggies? Then please join us for our weekly Twitter chat called #EcoTIpTue tomorrow. We will have lots of tips for how to grow a productive, healthy garden. Best of all, the featured guest will be Tom Philpott , writer, farmer and...
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Grow Your Own Organic Garden (tips this week on #EcoTipTue)

April 28, 2014
Are you growing a garden this year? Have a few pots of herbs and veggies? Then please join us for our weekly Twitter chat called #EcoTIpTue this week. We will have lots of tips for how to grow a productive, healthy garden. Best of all, the featured guest will be Tom Philpott , writer, farmer and...
Katy Farber's picture

On Earth Day: Help Get Toxic Chemicals Out of Children’s Products

April 22, 2014
One of my favorite quotes relating to environmental health is this: It's true. One thing every human being has in common is that we all grew in our mother's bodies. Our mother's womb is the place we first existed and we relied on her (and her body) for nourishment and safety. But what if,...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: If you can't sell it, why advertise it?

April 17, 2014
Join @MomsRising and @PreventObesity this Friday, 4/18/14 at 1 p.m. EST / 10am PST for #NoMoreJunkAds , our #FoodFri tweetchat focused on creating a healthier school environment. Parents scored a huge victory last year when we won the Smart Snacks rule . Now snacks sold in school vending machines...
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Parents Return Walgreens Products Tested for Toxic Chemicals

May 7, 2014
After a long day of teaching, I grabbed my 7 year old, and headed to find the only Walgreens in Vermont. "At the corner of healthy and happy" was actually 45 minutes away. Thankfully, my daughter entertained herself by singing songs from Frozen with great emotion. Our job, though, was very serious.
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Years of Eating Dangerously?

April 11, 2014
Years of Living Dangerously airs this Sunday on Showtime. The first episode, which is highly worth your time, investigates different facets of the climate crisis in Texas, Syria, and Indonesia. The Indonesia segment is spearheaded by actor Harrison Ford who journeys deep into the tropical forest...
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Maryland General Assembly Has Established Funding for Pesticide Reporting!

April 7, 2014
Thank you MomsRising and Maryland Moms! With your help, the Maryland General Assembly passed House Bill 621 / Senate Bill 700, legislation that generates revenue for professional pesticide usage reporting through a modest increase on the annual pesticide manufacturers product registration fee...
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Climate Change is a Mother's Issue

April 7, 2014
When you consider the wide reaching impacts of climate change, highlighted by the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, it is easy to want to bury your head in the sand. It is easy to turn on the TV, read a book, or think about what to have for dinner. But when something...
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