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Toxic Free Future

Get involved with our PFAS Campaign!

Why PFAS?

To make food packaging resistant to oil and liquid, some companies add chemicals called PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). PFAS are highly persistent, mobile, and toxic chemicals that threaten the health of people and wildlife. Their manufacture and use in food packaging and other products has resulted in widespread contamination of drinking water.

What can we do about it?

That’s why we’re launching a campaign to educate the public and decision-makers about the need to ban PFAS in food packaging. With 5 states and some restaurant chains already committing to do this, we are leveraging public support in key districts to influence federal policy and inspire new companies, including Burger King, to make new commitments.

Volunteer!

To do this, we will need lots of help. Right now, we are recruiting volunteers to work on our Toxic Free Future campaign through the fall. There are many ways to get involved - from collecting petitions, to driving social media campaigns, to organizing press conferences. This is a great opportunity to learn grassroots organizing skills, gain work experience, and make a big impact for our environment and public health. Also a great way to meet more people in the community who are passionate about the environment and public health!

Everyone is welcome, we just want passionate people who want to learn more about PFAS and get involved in the community.

Please fill out this form if you are interested: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdq-SIzM9f1ShBkNh-cECVVkN_CNtPvzwwTCg19BZwWzQNN5g/viewform


*Note that we are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation. At this time, volunteer opportunities will take place outdoors or through video calls.

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About Toxic Free Future

Location:

4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, US

Mission Statement

Toxic-Free Future advocates for the use of safer products, chemicals, and practices through advanced research, advocacy, grassroots organizing, and consumer engagement to ensure a healthier tomorrow.

Description

Toxic-Free Future empowers over 300,000 people a year to get involved in the fight for a healthier tomorrow. By making it easy to speak with legislators, understand how toxic chemicals affect our lives, and demand safer products, we inspire and engage thousands of people to spread the message that we need stronger policies to ensure our children will inherit a planet that will be healthier tomorrow than it is today.

Our focus in Raleigh is campaigning to ban PFAS from food packaging across the country. PFAS are highly persistent, mobile, and toxic chemicals that threaten the health of people and wildlife. Their manufacture and use in food packaging and other products has resulted in widespread contamination of drinking water.

That’s why we’re launching a campaign to educate the public and decision-makers about the need to ban PFAS in food packaging. With 5 states and some restaurant chains already committing to do this, we are leveraging public support in key districts to influence federal policy and inspire new companies, including Burger King, to make new commitments.

To do this, we will need a lot of help. Right now, we are recruiting volunteers to work on our Toxic Free Future campaign through the fall. There are many ways to get involved - from collecting petitions, to driving social media campaigns, to organizing press conferences. This is a great opportunity to learn grassroots organizing skills, gain work experience, and make a big impact for our environment and public health.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Environment
Health & Medicine

WHEN

Tue Sep 07, 2021 - Fri Dec 03, 2021
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

WHERE

200 South Blount StreetRaleigh, NC 27601

(35.77803,-78.6369)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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