Fri July 26, 2013
Earth Calendar for July 26th and July 27th
This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added more than 130 chemicals to its Safer Chemical Ingredients List. For the first time, 119 chemicals that use fragrance for commercial and consumer cleaning products have been added to the list.
The Safer Chemical Ingredients List, which now contains 602 chemicals, serves as a resource for manufacturers interested in making safer products; health and environmental advocates seeking to encourage the use of safer chemicals; and consumers seeking information on the ingredients in safer chemical products. It also serves as a guide for Design for the Environment (DfE) labeled products, which must meet EPA’s rigorous, scientific standards for protecting human health and the environment. More than 2,500 products are certified under the DfE Standard for Safer Products including all-purpose cleaners, laundry and dishwasher detergents, window cleaners, car and boat care, and many other products. Using DfE-certified products significantly reduces exposures to chemicals which helps protect families and the environment. More information on the Safer Chemical Ingredients List at http://http://www.epa.gov/dfe/saferingredients.htm
On Our Calendar: Sayler Park Sustains will celebrate a day of community, stewardship, and sustainability with music, hands-on demonstrations, local vendors, food, and drink August 3rd from noon until 10:00 pm. Events will include hands-on demonstrations for urban farming, DIY solar installation, permaculture, and bee keeping. The event is Kid friendly and Mother Earth-approved! The mission is both education and celebration at the Nelson Sayler Town Square Park. More information at Sayler Park Sustains on Facebook.