Advocacy lies at the heart of Teens Turning Green. Campaign members see injustice or wrongdoing, learn the facts, build platforms, find partners, raise a collective voice, and stand up for much-needed change. This is the only way to rattle the status quo, see results, and shift the paradigm.
Right now, a key focus is forcing Abercrombie + Fitch to stop polluting our air and bodies with toxic fragrances such as “Fierce.” A+F must stop spraying in and around stores, as it negatively impacts the health of workers, customers, and the public. Join the movement to protest these actions and force change.
Select TTG Advocacy Campaigns
Your toxic fragrance must go away!
A+F must stop spraying toxic fragrance in and around stores, as it negatively impacts the health of workers, customers, and the public. Join the movement to protest these actions and force change!
Are cell phones safe? Reduce your risk!
The cell phone industry’s own studies show that cell signals are absorbed deeply into the brains of children, as well up to two inches into an adult skull. We need to be sure that this technology is used in the safest possible way.
Say NO to lead in lipstick
TTG has an interactive petition seeking to ban lead from lipstick, for which signers kiss a canvas with lead free lipstick to show support. After a California bill lost by one vote, there is great energy to reintroduce legislation to protect our right to health!
No paper, no plastic… bring your own bag!
Marin County has the opportunity to lead the nation in banning environmentally irresponsible single use bags. TTG has worked with political leaders, organizations, businesses, students, and community members to make this a reality!.
Why this tech is dangerous + taking action
These newly-implemented meters transmit pulses of microwave energy roughly every minute 24/7 and repeat signals from neighboring meters, creating a looming public health disaster for families and communities.
JUST LABEL IT: GMOs
With the California Ballot Initiative to label GE Food being a high priority for the next 48 days (850,000 signatures need to be gathered by April 22, 2012 to ensure the initiative makes it onto the CA ballot in November), TTG is working with many partners to mobilize California college students to action.
NEW YORK ACTIONS
Household Products Labeling Act
TTG supported a Federal bill authored by Congressmember Steve Israel and Senator Al Franken.
NEW YORK ACTIONS
New York Campaign members worked with the Governor and State legislators to support a ban on styrofoam.
TOXIC NAIL SALONS
Ban the ‘toxic trio’ for workers + consumers
Supporting California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative for worker and consumer safety. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave final approval to a plan that would award official city recognition to nail salons that drop the use of toxic nail-care products. This ordinance establishes a voluntary recognition program for salon owners that supports their efforts to stop using nail polish including base and top coats, containing the Toxic Trio (DBP, formaldehyde, and toluene). A goal of the ordinance is to reduce negative reproductive and other health impacts of long-term exposure to toxic chemicals for nail salon workers. Watch the video and help advocate in your area for policy change to make safer salons. More info: KQED, Washington Examiner, SF Gate.