Massachusetts Blog Posts

Retailer Report Card

Retailer Report Card Released with Failing Grades

November 14, 2017

A new Retailer Report Card from Mind the Store, a project of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, grades major retailers on actions they have taken to remove toxic products from their shelves.

Maria Belen Power - Chelsea GreenRoots, Andrea Nyamekye - Neighbor to Neighbor, Madeleine Scammell - BUSPH

Environmental Justice at the MA State House

October 25, 2017

Photo: Maria Belen Power - Chelsea GreenRoots (center), Andrea Nyamekye - Neighbor to Neighbor (left), Madeleine Scammell - BUSPH (right) testify at environmental justice hearing

Photo licensed via Creative Commmons: Harald Pettersen/Statoil

Donald Trump can't stop the transition to clean energy

October 10, 2017

Donald Trump and his acolyte Scott Pruitt may want to abolish the Clean Power Plan - a policy that frankly could have been stronger in the first place - but they can't stop the transition to clean energy, or, more pertinent their own interests, the decline of coal.

Flame Retardant Bills are on fire-pun intended!

July 31, 2017

As the summer kicked off in June and many went on vacation, the Joint Committee on Public Health was hard at work setting up hearings and listening to testimony.

What is an activist?

July 31, 2017

I recently had the privilege of speaking to the Savvy Women’s Alliance a great group of women focused on non-toxic living.  They asked me to focus