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).
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.
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.
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.
We need to be real that what’s happening to our climate is connected to what’s found in the products under our sinks, in our cabinets, and on our shelves.
Even after 400,000 people walked in Sunday's Climate March, PepsiCo is still dragging its feet.
Interview with best-selling environmental author and 350.org leader Bill McKibben.