Category Archives: Healthy Kids

Wednesday, February 28 at 7pm. Online. Join a special Sierra Club virtual screening of “Burned,” a short film about PFAS and the firefighters on the front line of PFAS exposure. There will be a Q&A with the Sierra Club National … Read More

Tuesday, February 20 from 8-9am. Online. Artificial turf is favored by those who want the short term ease of maintenance and longer playtime for youth, but it comes with long term consequences for our health and the health of the … Read More

Introduced by actor and environmentalist Ted Danson, the documentary film We’re All Plastic People Now investigates the hidden story of plastic and its effects on human health. In an era of throw-away ease, convenience has cost us our well-being. We’re … Read More

Most people do not realize that all laundry detergent pods (and a newer format, dissolvable sheets), are made from a petroleum-based plastic called Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA or PVOH). While this film dissolves, it does not disappear or readily biodegrade. Research … Read More

Plant-based food blogger Marla Felcher has created  The 14-Day Greener Plate Challenge, a free, low-lift, online campaign to help us along a sustainable eating journey.  From February 9-23, the campaign will educate participants in a fun, engaging way, about the … Read More

The continuing PFAS contamination crisis means that an estimated 200 million Americans across 2,800 communities may have water that contains unhealthy levels of these harmful “forever chemicals.” A home water filter can be a fantastic way to reduce the levels … Read More

The New England Aquarium Gift Shop sells plush stuffed animals, plastic toys and other single-use plastic items which are marketed to families with children. The sale of these products violates the very mission of the aquarium: New England Aquarium is … Read More

Dr. Phil Landrigan is a Newton resident and a leading global public health expert, scientist and pediatrician specializing in pollution and children’s health. When he learned that city councilors are considering Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s request to fund artificial turf on … Read More