Conventional wisdom holds that seeing "natural" and “organic" on product labels somehow means the companies selling those goods are using better, safer ingredients. However, these words often offer a false promise to consumers and the planet.
Did you know that the chemical industry – an industry that produces many of the ingredients found in products we use every day – is one of the largest contributors to climate change? In fact, green house gas emissions from chemical production in the United States has gone up a staggering 43% (between 1990-2019).
To keep these victories coming, we resolve to ensure you have the support, tools, training, resources, and actions that you need to create health and safety in your homes, bodies, workplaces, and communities. Ready to join us in building a powerful 2022?
The Louisville Charter is a roadmap to fundamentally transform the chemical industry, inform policy goals, and avoid false climate solutions.
One of the many contributing factors to climate change is consumption, as the result of the extraction of resources like petroleum and gas used to make products.
CARB is helping to reduce smog and reduce public exposure to the hazards associated with smog. Fragrances are well known sources of air pollution, but they have always had a sweetheart deal with CARB.
Over the last 4 years, crucial environmental protection policies have been reversed, weakened, or subverted. As a result, our health is more threatened by toxic chemicals than ever.
We all deserve safe, healthy products. Check out WVE's best practices for donating + tips on how to have a more sustainable gift-giving season!
Fragrances are well known to be sources of VOCS; emissions which contribute to air pollution. But they have always had a sweetheart deal with California Air Resources Board. It's time to change that. TAKE ACTION!
2020 marks Earth Day's 50th and WVE's 25th anniversary. Milestones like these are something to celebrate. But they are also a reminder that the urgency to protect our health and our environment is as relevant as ever.