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Buy Green

Buy Green Website

Our mission at BuyGreen is to become your most trusted source for green products, offering the widest variety of quality products, the best information for consumers, and the most enjoyable shopping experience.

We believe that the power to make change rests with the individual consumer. The products you buy every day make a difference. Eco-friendly products are healthier for you and better for the planet. In addition, when a large group of consumers choose to "buy green", the market will respond with greater variety, more innovation and lower prices for green products and services.

Eco-Healthy Child Care

Eco-Healthy Child Care Website

Help has arrived for parents and child care providers who want to choose environments that are safe, healthy, and free of chemicals of concern. The Eco-Healthy Child Care (EHCC) program ensures that child care settings are as environmentally healthy as possible.

Child care facilities qualify as "Eco-Healthy" by completing a checklist that highlights 30 simple steps that ensure a safe place for children. Eco-Healthy providers commit to reducing children's exposure to toxics and other environmental health hazards. Request a checklist.

Facilities that qualify receive an endorsement certificate and a poster that let parents and others know of their efforts, and demonstrates their commitment to being Eco-Healthy. Endorsed programs are also listed on our website.

Environment and Human Rights Adviory

EHRA Website

Environment and Human Rights Advisory is a non-profit corporation chartered in the state of Oregon whose work is to provide information and analysis services nationally and internationally, in the form of written reports, to government agencies, private firms and environmental organizations regarding the human rights dimensions of their work.

We also collect and publish personal narratives of those who have been directly impacted by adverse environmental events or conditions.

Families Against Cancer and Toxics (FACT)

FACT Website

FACT's mission is to prevent future cases of childhood cancer. We seek to achieve this by reducing the amount of carcinogens and toxics released in our community; informing parents of environmental hazards that may affect their children's health; and strengthening health tracking data collection, so our public health leaders will have the information they need to keep us safe.

Based in southern Arizona, FACT formed in 2003 when parents of children with cancer gathered to encourage investigation into the childhood leukemia cluster in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention

GHASP Website

In June 1988 a few concerned citizens joined together to form a group solely focused on preventing and eliminating smog in the Houston region. They named the group the Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP). Out of this grassroots effort, GHASP became a Texas nonprofit corporation in 1992 and then received 501(C)3 tax-exempt status in 1995. In 1996 GHASP established and incorporated Mothers for Clean Air (MfCA) as a separate Texas nonprofit to serve as an outreach program in the community. In 1997 MfCA received federal tax-exempt status. Concerned about the adverse effects of Houston Area air pollution, particularly on children's health, MfCA develops community programs to address environmental justice issues and to educate children and adults in local communities about air quality issues and prevention of exposure. MfCA educates communities with plays, film, and interactive theater, in particular Ozone Theater, which teaches young students about air pollution. In September, 2008 GHASP and MfCA joined together under the direction of one board and one executive director. Our mission has expanded and strengthened: to reduce air pollution in the Houston region to protect public health and environmental integrity through research, education and advocacy.

Healthy Schools Network

Healthy Schools Network, Inc. Website

Healthy Schools Network, Inc. is a 501 c3 national environmental health organization that does research, information, education, coalition-building, and advocacy to ensure that every child has a healthy learning environment that is clean and in good repair.

Founded in 1995,we have documented and publicized school environmental problems; shaped and won new education, health, and environmental policies; fostered dozens of local and state policy groups; won systemic federal and state reforms; and helped thousands of parents and schools make classrooms and buildings healthier through our EPA award-winning Healthy Schools/Healthy Kids Clearinghouse.

Major efforts include: building the platform and the forum for school environments through the collaborative Coalition for Healthier Schools which we founded and convene with more than 400 local, state, and national partners; leading National Healthy Schools Day; offering steady assistance through the Clearinghouse's publications and referrals; and refining our model New York Program. Throughout, we are focused on: 1) High Performance School Design/Construction consistent with children's needs for healthy environments; 2) Greening Existing Schools; and 3) Environmental Public Health for Children who are disproportionately affected by environmental exposures.


Medpedia Website

The Medpedia Project is a long-term, worldwide project to evolve a new model for sharing and advancing knowledge about health, medicine and the body among medical professionals and the general public. This model is founded on providing a free online technology platform that is collaborative, interdisciplinary and transparent.

Users of the platform include physicians, consumers, medical and scientific journals, medical schools, research institutes, medical associations, hospitals, for-profit and non-profit organizations, expert patients, policy makers, students, non-professionals taking care of loved ones, individual medical professionals, scientists, etc.

As Medpedia grows over the next few years, it will become a repository of up-to-date unbiased medical information, contributed and maintained by health experts around the world, and freely available to everyone. The information in this clearinghouse will be easy to discover and navigate, and the technology platform will expand as the community invents more uses for it.

In association with Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, Berkeley School of Public Health, University of Michigan Medical School and other leading global health organizations, Medpedia will be a commons for the gathering of the information and people critical to health care. Many organizations have united to support The Medpedia Project.

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Oregon Environmental Council

OEC Website

The Oregon Environmental Council safeguards what Oregonians love about Oregon: clean air and water, an unpolluted landscape and healthy food produced by local farmers. For more then 40 years, we've been a champion for solutions to protect the health of every Oregonian and the health of the place we call home. Our vision for Oregon includes solving global warming, protecting kids from toxins, cleaning up our rivers, building sustainable economies, and ensuring healthy food and local farms.

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