At the Center of Change is Collaboration
We are delighted to announce our relationships with Savvy's Founding Nonprofit Partners. By working in collaboration with powerhouse organizations our members are intimately connected to unfolding science, impactful legislation, advocacy work and educational tools. Through this structure, Savvy is uniquely connected to communicate upcoming campaigns, calls-to-action and high urgency topics. It is this 'we-are-one' approach that creates lasting change.
Are you part of a nonprofit who weaves the spirit of nontoxic living into your efforts?
We would like to celebrate you in one of our blogs. Please send us an introduction email.
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics coalition, a project of the Breast Cancer Fund, works to protect the health of consumers, workers and the environment through public education and engagement, corporate accountability and sustainability campaigns and legislative advocacy designed to eliminate dangerous chemicals linked to adverse health impacts from cosmetics and personal care products.
The Campaign has educated millions of people about the problem of toxic chemicals in cosmetics, which has led to an increased demand for safer products in the marketplace. Now hundreds of cosmetic companies fully disclose ingredients and avoid the use of cancer-causing chemicals, reproductive toxins and other unsafe chemicals, demonstrating these practices are not only possible, but profitable. Retailers, too, are becoming part of the solution by requiring the national brands they sell to eliminate chemicals of concern and practice a higher level of ingredient transparency. There is no doubt that the multi-billion dollar cosmetics industry is safer now than before the Campaign was launched. But there’s still more work to do to get toxic chemicals out of the cosmetics we use each day.
Did you know there is a battle taking place right in our country's capitol over where to draw the line on what is safe or not safe in personal care products? Follow this fascinating, unfolding, right now topic on this Campaign for Safe Cosmetics' page.
Silent Spring Institute
Silent Spring Institute is a leading scientific research organization dedicated to understanding the link between chemicals in our everyday environments and women's health, especially breast cancer. Led by a staff of scientists, the institute’s groundbreaking studieshave uncovered new and vital information on the health risks associated with toxic chemicals where we live and work—an area of study largely ignored in breast cancer research.
Through its pioneering community-based approach to research, Silent Spring has transformed the traditional dynamic between “scientist” and “subject” so both are working side-by-side to uncover findings that can help save lives and stop people from getting sick in the first place. The institute is also developing innovative technologies and methods including new ultra-fast chemical screening tools to speed up the identification of toxic chemicals in everyday consumer products.
Through its many research initiatives, Silent Spring is working to shape new public health policies through a national focus on environmental chemicals and breast cancer prevention.
Savvy TipFor a deep dive on the relationship between everyday household chemicals and breast cancer, we recommend reading Silent Spring institute's research and publications.
Women's Voices for the Earth
Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) defines the environment as the places people live, work and play. It is estimated that between 80,000 and 85,000 chemicals are in use in the environment in the United States, yet only about 200 of these chemicals have been tested for safety. Of those chemicals that have been tested, most have been evaluated only for their acute impacts to adult males in industrial settings. The chemical exposure routes and health impacts on women – especially girls, women of color and women of reproductive age – are different and have historically been largely overlooked.
No organization stands up for feminine personal care products with a voice and passion like Women's Voices for the Earth. Follow this link to open your mind to what has been going on in feminine personal care products.
Safer States is a network of diverse environmental health coalitions and
organizations in states around the country that share a bold and urgent vision. Safer States believes families, communities, and the environment should be protected from the devastating impacts of our society’s heavy use of chemicals. Safer States believes that new state and national chemical policies will contribute to the formation of a cleaner, greener economy.
Savvy TipOften the most effective and powerful change doesn't happen at the federal level, but at the state level and effected by your elected leaders. Check out this interactive page to discover what is happening in your region.
Made Safe is America’s first human health-focused certification to cross consumer products categories. Products with the MADE SAFETM (Made with Safe Ingredients) seal and the NONTOXIC CERTIFIEDTM gold standard seal do not contain carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxins, neurotoxins, behavioral toxins, flame retardants, heavy metals, pesticides, insecticides, toxic solvents, VOCs, or GMOs. MADE SAFE literally means the product is made with safe ingredients; each ingredient has been screened for human health safety. NONTOXIC CERTIFIED products have passed MADE SAFE and gone on to be lab-tested to ensure the product is safe in its totality. For the first time, people know at the point of purchase which products are safe for use on their bodies, with their babies, and in their homes.
We strongly suggest finding your favorite social media venue and tune into Made Safe's unfolding progress. We follow them on their Facebook page!