We work to eliminate the use of toxic, industrial chemicals to ensure that our food, air and water are safe for public health and the environment.
Our Sustainable Food Program works to leverage the buying power of large institutions in order to expand the market for organic, local and sustainably produced food, and to confront the unhealthy practices of industrial food production.
We motivate change by outreach, education, and when necessary, legal action under California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (otherwise known as “Proposition 65”). We have taken legal action to get lead of wheel weights, which pollutes drinking water in many communities.
We have forced dozens of polluters to reduce or eliminate their emissions of toxic chemicals into our air. These chemicals cause cancer, birth defects, neurological problems, infertility, and other diseases.
We work to eliminate the threat that industrial chemicals pose to children, families, and communities. We recognize that the communities most impacted by industrial chemicals are primarily low-income communities of color. We believe our work is intrinsically linked to environmental justice and constantly seek to make sure our work includes, is informed by, and positively impacts the health of environmental justice communities.