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We have a chance to recover our momentum on Connecticut's fight against climate change pollution. The Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs are convening a meeting on kick-starting the climate plan.
The big news: Governor Malloy has committed to be there in person! He will also be joined by Keri Enright-Kato, new Director of the Office of Climate Change at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
This is the best chance we've had in years for real climate action.
We’ve been busy! We’re working on a 3 major initiatives to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals and protect health!
Pushing the Market—and winning! We’ve teamed up with our national partners to urge the top 10 major retailers to “Mind the Store” by working with their suppliers to move away from using toxic chemicals in products they sell. These retailers include Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, Safeway, Lowes and Ashley Furniture. As a result of our work, Walmart and Target have indicated that they are moving in this direction! And on Friday, January 23rd, Ashley Furniture, the largest manufacturer and retailer of furniture in the country, announced that it would move away from using toxic chemical flame retardants in their products!
You wouldn't buy your kids something that contained toxic chemicals on purpose, would you?
Of course not.
But here's the problem. A lot of the products that we use everyday contain toxic chemicals, but manufacturers don't tell us about it. No matter how careful you are, if you don't know what is in the products your buy for your kids, there is nothing you can do. That's why we need to pass HB 5653. This bill will list the most dangerous toxic chemicals present in children's products and recommend action to remove the worst of them! Tell your legislator to stand up for kids and support HB 5653 now!
Connecticut residents want to protect ourselves and those we love, preventing harm especially to babies and young children. Our homes and our bodies should be safe from unwanted and dangerous intrusion. But there's a toxic problem putting our health at risk.