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woman in clothes closetHow Toxic Is Your Closet?

Clothing manufacturing unleashes a surprising amount of toxins on workers and on the planet, and some chemicals even linger on clothes after you buy them. Here’s what you need to know.
credit card swipingDon't Toss It. Mend It!

Make your clothes last longer, even without sewing talent. We've got the resources for you to turn to.
students raising handsPacking a Non-GMO Lunch

Packed lunches don't have to be packed with GMOs. Make your child's lunch healthier by avoiding the culprits and using these organic, non-GMO products instead. 

students raising handsGreen Kids' Clothes

Conventional fabrics - such as cotton, rayon, polyester, and nylon - as well as finishes and dyes are often bad for your child, workers, and the environment. Here are the problems, what to look for, and where to buy safe, green clothing.

students raising handsSafer School Supplies

Many conventional school supplies contain toxins like poison plastic PVC and dangerous solvents. We tell you what to stay away from and where to buy better items.
colored pencilsNontoxic Art Supplies

Making that drawing for the fridge might be a health hazard. Look for these labels and less toxic options for art supplies. Or try this recipe for making your own paint at home.
Clean Energy Victory Bonds Samsung: End Smartphone Sweatshops

Hundreds of former Samsung workers have become ill after working with dangerous chemicals in its plants in Korea. Recently, children younger than 16 were found to be working in a Samsung facility in Dongguan, China. Tell Samsung to stop poisoning its workers!
Green America staff member taking photo of garbage canAre We Taking Dirty Pictures?

Even clean photos of your dog that you post to Facebook or Instagram and end up in the cloud lead to some dirty business. The cloud is a physical network of many servers that devour a lot of energy, dirty energy.'s servers burn enough energy to power 600,000 homes. 77% is dirty and nonrenewable. take action Tell Clean Up Your Energy

Anything “in the cloud” is stored on servers that require massive amounts of energy to operate—and's Amazon Web Services (AWS) servers are some of the largest and dirtiest in the industry. Take action and tell to build a cleaner cloud!

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