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A lot of us were babies ourselves - or not even born yet - when the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976.

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The 'seventh generation principle' is the original precautionary principle. This practice from the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy of making decisions with the seventh generation in mind is what fuels our mission.

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On Thursday February 27, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Environment and the Economy Subcommittee John Shimkus (R-IL) released the "Chemicals in Commerce Act" (CICA) Discussion Draft to reform the flawed Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). While there has been activity on this issue in the Senate with the introduction of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act in 2013, this is the first picture of what a Republican-controlled House bill might look like.

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On the Road to Chemical Reform

Author: Seventh Generation
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Octylphenol ethoxylate. Nonylphenol ethoxylate. Triclosan. Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE).

What do all of these words have in common, beside the fact that they are nearly impossible to pronounce?

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On the Road to Chemical Reform

Author: Seventh Generation
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Octylphenol ethoxylate. Nonylphenol ethoxylate. Triclosan. Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE).

What do all of these words have in common, beside the fact that they are nearly impossible to pronounce?

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A group from Seventh Generation brought their voices to the Vermont State House to advocate for toxic chemical reform. On Wednesday, February 12, they joined families from Vermont in Montpelier to show that everyday citizens can express their views about the issues they care about and effect change!

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A group from Seventh Generation brought their voices to the Vermont State House to advocate for toxic chemical reform. On Wednesday, February 12, they joined families from Vermont in Montpelier to show that everyday citizens can express their views about the issues they care about and effect change!

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Since Seventh Generation’s inception, we’ve acted on the belief that businesses can be powerful instruments of meaningful change. One of the ways we work to make that change is through our giving programs, making generous grants and donations to organizations that make the world a better place.

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Adventures in Hope

Author: Sarah Medlin
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I work for Seventh Generation, one of the founding members of the Whole Planet Foundation Supplier Alliance for Microcredit, an alliance of like-minded companies who provide funding for microcredit projects worldwide. So when I had the opportunity to begin working with Whole Foods in my current role, I was thrilled to begin working with the Whole Planet Foundation as well.

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Meet Our Genie

Author: Seventh Generation
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Arabic culture speaks of powerful magical beings who live inside bottles. Rub the bottle and the genie appears to grant any wish. It sounds far-fetched, but it's not. At Seventh Generation, we have a very real genie who lives inside every bottle we make and makes the magic pour out. We call him Scienceman, a.k.a. Martin Wolf.

Officially, Martin is our Director of Product Sustainability & Authenticity. But we always think of him as the heart and soul of everything we do because for over two decades he's made sure our stuff is safe for planets and other living things.

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