Everyone deserves to live in a healthy and safe environment. That environment includes where you live, work, play, and pray. We reject and actively push back against racist rhetoric, actions, policies and institutional oppression that leads to state-sanctioned brutality, gun violence, and harm that again and again assaults communities of color. We are committed to working for justice and equity, and are in solidarity with social, racial, and environmental justice organizations to build community, understanding and honest dialogue to address the root causes of violence, harm and hate.
Burnout is real. The loss is real. And so are the consequences. For many working mothers, this means our mental health has suffered, it also means women are at greater risk of both short and long-term economic instability.
Article after article droned on about the importance of “freshness”, “smelling like a rose”, and an overwhelming sense of - “if I don’t wash with THIS cleanser, and wipe with THIS brand, and douche with THIS tool, my boyfriend will think I am gross and smelly and leave me!” ...
Our hearts are with the family of George Floyd and the people who loved him. This conviction is a step towards accountability. But the work towards justice, building community, and understanding is still ahead. Justice is a practice.
The cleaning product industry can and must do better. They should be designing their products with tremendous precaution, taking into account the toxic health burdens and vulnerabilities many communities already face.
7-Eleven, 99 Cents Only, Ace Hardware, Burger King, Circle K, Metro, Nordstrom, Publix, Sally Beauty, Sobeys, Starbucks, and Subway all failed to take substantial public steps to protect customers from toxic chemicals in products and packaging.