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Keep your Halloween Happy

A new study released by found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, accessories and even “trick or treat” bags. Dangerous chemicals like phthalates, flame retardants, vinyl (PVC) plastic, organotins, and even lead.

TAKE ACTION: Tell big retailers – our children deserve a safe toxic-free Halloween.

They tested 106 types of Halloween […]

Stamp Money out of Politics

Hi, it’s Ben, the guy on the right, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and now Head Stamper at a non-profit, trans-partisan organization fighting to amend the constitution to get money out of politics.

While VPIRG’s taking on big money in politics at the state level, the Stampede helps to build the […]

September 19 Green Energy News


The decision by the Scottish electorate to remain within the UK leaves the way open for a number of projects that are dependent on UK subsidies to proceed. Independence would have required negotiation on energy with the remainder of the UK, creating market uncertainty. [Windpower Monthly] Ahead of a UN climate summit, institutional investors […]

September 18 Green Energy News

Global Warming:

On Sept. 21, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan in a loud and pointed reminder to our leaders, gathering that week at the UN to discuss global warming, that the next great movement of the planet’s citizens centers on our survival and their pathetic inaction. [Monterey County Weekly] A […]

Help Make Sept. 21, 2014 Historical – GET to NYC!

Why We March September 15, 2014 by Bill McKibben, Eddie Bautista and La Tonya Crisp-Sauray

This post first appeared at TomDispatch.

On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the largest political […]

The Koch Brothers Win

Senate Republicans Block Constitutional Amendment on Campaign Cash Limits

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), cosponsor of constitutional amendment to reverse Supreme Court rulings that lifted limits on campaign spending by millionaires and billionaires, issued the following statement today after Senate Republicans voted to block consideration of the amendment:

“I am extremely disappointed […]

Senate Poised to Vote on Constitutional Amendment to Undo Citizens United

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 7 – One day before the U.S. Senate votes on a constitutional amendment to restore limits on big money in politics, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called the drive to undo Supreme Court decisions that gutted campaign finance laws “the major issue of our time” and said Monday’s showdown vote is […]

From the Sierra Club:

Tell the State Department: Oil companies aren’t above the law! TAKE ACTION!

Dear Friends,

A shocking backroom deal between the State Department and a Canadian oil pipeline company just green-lit what amounts to a new Keystone XL.

Enbridge — the company responsible for the largest-ever oil spill on U.S. soil — has come up […]

Dear EarthTalk:

How is it that migrating birds are being negatively affected by oil extraction in Canada’s Boreal forest? – Jennifer Chase, Fort Lauderdale, FL

EarthTalk® E – The Environmental Magazine

Each year tens of million of migratory birds “overwinter” in the Canadian Boreal forest, a vast tract of mostly uninhabited coniferous woodlands and wetlands stretching from […]

From Renewable Energy Vermont:

Re-Issue of City of Montpelier RFP

Hello REV Members,

Please be advised that the City of Montpelier has re-issued their RFP for group net-metered solar PV. A copy is available here.

The City of Montpelier seeks, through the fruition of this project, to take significant steps toward its recently adopted net-zero energy goal. […]