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Action Alerts

When Living Downstream ends and the credits roll, audience members want to know what they can do. Below are some simple ways you can take action by asking for change. For a comprehensive listing of all the different things you can do, please see Join the Movement.


December 14, 2012
30 Days of Fracking Regs: They're asking all concerned New Yorkers to join in submitting "a comment a day" for every day of the comment period. With a thousand participants working together, they can generate 30,000 comments in 30 days! They take an Advent Calendar approach to commenting on the newly released draft regulations - the "regs" - which are the proposed set of rules that govern how fracking would be practiced in our state. Take action >


November 26, 2012 The fashion industry is using cancer-causing, hormone-disrupting chemicals to make their clothes. When we buy and wash these products we're releasing a toxic flood of these chemicals into our waterways and those of the countries where the products are manufactured. Big brands like H&M and Marks and Spencer have already committed to clean up their supply chains and Detox. But so far ZARA, the world's largest fashion retailer, remains silent.Take action >


August 20, 2012
Sandra is calling on New Yorkers to sign a pledge and take political action against fracking: "a defining moment has arrived: we now must all stand together or, assuredly, we shall all be fracked separately." Take action >


April 16, 2012
Pesticide Action Network: Pollinating bees help create 1 out of 3 bites of food we eat. Speak up against neonicotinoid pesticides and help prevent Colony Collapse Disorder, a major sickness for bees. Take action >


March 6, 2012
: For US residents: President Obama has appointed a former Monsanto VP - who promoted allowing genetically modified organisms into the U.S. food supply without undergoing a single safety test - as senior advisor to the FDA’s commissioner. Tell Obama to Cease FDA Ties to Monsanto. Take action >


February 16, 2012
Women’s Voices for the Earth: Tell Procter & Gamble to Strip 1,4-Dioxane Out of Tide Free & Gentle!: Tide’s Free and Gentle laundry detergent is being marketed to mothers as being a healthy choice for their families, but it actually contains a carcinogenic chemical called 1,4-Dioxan. Take action >

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: L’Oreal: Get the Lead Out of Lipstick!: The FDA’s new study found lead in 400 lipsticks tested. The worst offender was L'Oreal USA, who makes 5 of the 10 most-contaminated brands in the FDA study. Take action now: tell L’Oreal the company owes women a huge apology and a commitment to make lipstick without lead. Take action >


February 7, 2012 Don't Frack With Our Water: For Canadian residents: While fracking has been already banned in Quebec, it's time for the federal government to take a stand. Sign this online petition and tell the government this issue is important to you. Take action >


February 1, 2012
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: Safe Cosmetics Act: For US Residents: Tell your Representative that safe cosmetics are important to you and ask him or her to sign on as a co-sponsor of the Safe Cosmetics Act. Take action > 

Women's Voices for the Earth: Ask Your Senator to Co-Sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act: For US residents: "The Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 will require that chemicals be evaluted for safety before they're placed in products, and take immediate action on the most dangerous chemicals." Take action >


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