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    Stepping Up To Take Action Against Paint Strippers

    A Personal Experience Accepting the Mind the Store Campaign's Call to Action

    Mind the Store was looking for volunteers for their paint stripper campaign. This much I knew from reading Savvy’s blog post on the issue. They were calling for people to visit specific stores in their area and check the shelves for paint strippers containing the dangerous chemicals methylene chloride and NMP.

    Mind the Store made visiting my store very easy by providing an informative kit. There were photos of the brands to look for, and they provided a letter to hand to the manager in case the offending products were still on the shelves.

    I visited two Sherwin Williams paint stores, which to my slight disappointment, were very small stores, i.e., ‘Hello, welcome to Sherwin Williams, can I help you find anything?’ as soon as I walked in the door.

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    Five Retailers Pull Products Containing Paint Strippers

     

    Paint strippers containing the dangerous chemicals methylene chloride and NMP have made a lot of headlines lately – most of them negative. However, thanks in part to the Mind the Store Campaign, there is positive news to report. Effective January 1, 2019, a host of national retailers have agreed to pull products containing these harmful chemicals from their shelves. Read More »

    Gotta Love These Girls: Young Activists At Heart

       Photo: Clean Water Action

    If marching into a retail store to educate management on environmental health concerns is not on your to-do list, we dare you to press play on this video. 

    Yes, we are certain that Tess, Sophia, Erin, Kayla and Sidney will make you smile. But after listening to their brave hearts,you just might rethink about what happens when you walk into a store.   

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    Special Release: Retail Stores Ranked

     

    A first-of-its-kind report just came out ranking and grading our largest retail stores: Who’s Minding the Store? – A Report Card on Retailer Action to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals.”    We are midly surprised at some of the ratings. 

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    How To: Shop Organic On a Budget  At Target

    Target: a bullseye for the health-conscious shopper

    When you think of shopping for healthy food products, what store first comes to mind? Whole Foods, maybe, Trader Joe’s perhaps… Did Target fall anywhere on your mental list? Well, it should.

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