Environmental Organizations

Archived Q&A and Reviews

Regulating Toxins

Nov 2006

Like anything these days - there is so much information out there - much of which one has to sift thru... We'd like to donate to an environmental organization that fights to more tightly regulate industry - specifically, keeping us safe from toxic chemicals, plastics, pvc, dioxins, etc.. Europe is much more advanced than we are on this. Greenpeace? anon

Try Environmental Working Group (http://www.ewg.org) They are a small, research-oriented group that does great work on toxics. A friend works there and I am always impressed with their projects. a fan

A *very* effective local group that does super, focused work on toxics (including PCBs and dioxins) is Baykeeper. Baykeeper's mission is to stop pollution of the Bay and Delta and over the years has been hugely successful doing policy advocacy and by suing the worst polluters. They have taken on the refineries in the North Bay and pesticide dumping agribusiness in the Central Valley. They are a small group but accomplish much. A big bang for your charity buck. Their website is Baykeeper.org. Great group. Great work. I have been supporting them for years Its our water too!