Nelson Mandela once said that, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nowhere is that more clear than at Seventh Generation where we've adopted a team of ten budding scientists from Burlington's Sustainability Academy.
In the United States, a woman's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is an alarming 1 in 8, and no more than 1 in 10 women with breast cancer have a genetic history of the disease. A growing body of scientific evidence links toxic chemicals and radiation to high rates of breast cancer.
With a teenager, two dogs, and a life that includes lots of time outdoors, it seems like every day is laundry day in my world. I'm sure I'm not alone. Laundry can be all-consuming, and I mean that literally: It eats up time, electricity, water, and other things. So just how are we doing when it comes to doing the wash?
This week, in response to pressure from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson announced its intention to reformulate its products using non-toxic ingredients. We loudly applaud the tremendous work done by the Campaign to encourage this change.
When it comes to getting the job done, Seventh Generation cleaning products have earned their reputation for great results. Our plant-based household care products handle daily cleaning needs without harsh chemicals or synthetic scents. They even take care of most cleaning needs for the offices at Seventh Generation headquarters here in Burlington, VT.
Last week, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works stood up for protecting public health and making chemicals kid-safe by passing the Safe Chemicals Act out of committee -- an important first step in fixing our nation's broken chemical policy.
Just before the Fourth of July, while the country steeped in memories of its birth and recalled the rebels who midwifed not just a new nation but a new way of thinking about such things, one of Seventh Generation's founding fathers was singled out for his own historic efforts. And it's an honor our former longtime leader has more than earned.