Demand the Minister of Environment take a Safety First approach
Wednesday October 13, 2010
A HUGE, HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s social media campaign on twitter and Facebook!
We had great success in reaching out to our online communities and shedding light on the #pinkwashing that Avon is guilty of! The conversations on #pinkwashing were heated and feisty as many people are starting to call on corporations for greater ethical responsibility! Great work! For those who sent emails to Avon Canada’s president Christ Stevens, we thank and applaud you as well. We couldn’t do it without you!
This week, in a continuing effort to provide ‘Alternatives to Pink’, join with Breast Cancer Action Montreal to demand our government take a safety first approach by applying the Precautionary Principal to the management of environmental toxins linked to Breast cancer.
Tell our officials that you are concerned about your family's health in the face of hazardous chemicals present in our home and body care products. Ask them to consider vulnerable populations like children, blue-collar workers, pregnant women and indigenous populations. DEMAND, that known, suspected or potential carcinogens be designated “toxic” under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, CEPA 1999. Steps must also be taken to ban the use and importation of toxic substances, in all forms, including products containing carcinogens. The same policy holds for substances that are known or suspected genotoxins, mutagens, reproductive and developmental toxins.
JOIN US in this important action aimed at improving the quality of life for our families and communities. Write to the Minster of the Environment between October 13th and October 15th. We have provided a letter below but feel free to create your own or adjust it to incorporate your own concerns. You can also reach Environment Canada on twitter - @environmentca -or the minister of Enviornment @JimPrentice - and tell him what you think! (Don't forget: petition @Jim Prentice and @environmentca to protect Canadians from chemicals linked to #breastcancer - we need #safetyfirst!. http://act.ly/2hv ) Your voice is valuable – NO, it is invaluable! Demand to be heard!
We're currently experiencing formatting issues with our email campaigns, so if you would wish to send a 'prettier" email, copy and paste this email text and send it from your own email to Prentice.J@parl.gc.ca . To let us know that you have sent it, feel free to cc firstname.lastname@example.org
Or for a less formated version, fill in the field below and SEND!