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10 Tips for Healthy, Toxin-Free Road Trips with Kids this Summer

June 24, 2013
This past Tuesday we had the Eco Tip Tuesday (#EcoTipTue) Tweet Chat at its new time, 9pm EST. Lots of parents turned out to share their best tips with MomsRising and yours truly of Non-Toxic Kids . Here's a recap of the best tips for hitting the road this summer with children and staying as safe,...
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Honey bees: We need 'em, and they're in trouble

June 19, 2013
Happy Pollinator Week! We're celebrating here at PAN by calling attention to the plight of honey bees, and what can be done about it. What plight is that, you ask? Bees are actually in serious trouble, and our food and farming systems rely heavily on these vital pollinators. One in three bites of...
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Proposed toxics law: Kids deserve better

June 17, 2013
There's a new toxics bill in town. A few weeks ago, a draft law emerged in the Senate to overhaul the dramatically outdated national rules that govern "industrial chemicals" — aka the thousands of impossible-to-pronounce ingredients in everyday products, from household cleaners to couches, water...
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Join us for #EcoTipTue on Toxin Free Summer Travel with Kids!

June 17, 2013
I'm thrilled to announce that I recently started working with MomsRising on the issue of reducing toxic chemicals in our world. I've been a member of MomsRising since it began, and since I took my first action with a tiny infant asleep on my lap. That activism spurred another birth--my blog, Non-...
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Similac - Remove GMOs from Your Infant Formula

June 13, 2013
Sign This Petition Abbott Labratories, the makers of Similac Infant Formula, had a shareholders meeting and voted down removing GMOs from their infant formula. And thus abandoning babies. *jaw drops to ground* I sat here completely stunned because not only does Similac Infant Formula contain...
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Interview with CNN and Leadership

June 5, 2013
Messing it up and Doing it Anyway! Posted by Zen Honeycutt 428GS on June 04, 2013 · Flag · Add your reaction I am willing to mess up. I am committed to being effective, but what I have realized is that being a leader means you have to be willing to mess up and just do it...

Great health care news from California!

May 30, 2013
Five years ago, when my husband was interviewing for his first job as a high school teacher, I remember my parting words to him were, "Go get us some health care!" Although we knew his teaching salary wouldn't be high, we did expect that the health coverage benefits would ease our financial worries...
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Creating Healthier Communities: My Time in San Antonio and the Salud America! Summit

May 21, 2013
Photos from left to right: From rolling out bike stations to increasing the number of salad bars in schools, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro's Administration has made public health a top priority; a photo of a bike station in San Antonio -- something I have never seen anywhere else. SAN ANTONIO,...
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Glade Air Freshener: Poster Child for Toxic Secrets

May 20, 2013
Women's Voices for the Earth recently launched our Glade: Stop Keeping Toxic Secrets Campaign. Learn more here. Join us to ask Glade to stop keeping their fragrance ingredients a secret! Air freshener seems to be more and more prevalent in our society these days. One market analysis forecast that...
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Protecting kids? Moms are on the job.

May 11, 2013
I'm looking forward to Sunday morning. Breakfast in bed, flowers and chocolate — plus sweet, handmade cards from kids who often don't take the time to say thanks. What's not to like? But I also like the fact that Mother's Day was actually founded to celebrate moms taking action to protect their...
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