Sandra Steingraber's talk was provocative... the most lasting impression, for me, was the part where she challenged us to step up - said working toward environmental health can't be a "choice."
If that is true, our time is now. Representative Jim Hamper has introduced LD1129 - a bill that would largely undo our model "Kids Safe Product Act" -- MPBN has a great story about it, including referencing the fact that no Maine companies opposed the passage of the law, and that although Hamper claims New Balance asked him to put the repeal forward, they deny it.
There are a ton of ways to get involved on this issue - here are 5:
1) write a letter to the editor or a full-on op-ed
2) write / call / email/ tweet / FB your Reps -- down on LD1129, up on keeping BPA out of kids toys (Click here to find your legislators)
3) give money to the Environmental Health Strategy Center or another member of the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine
4) Testify at the public hearing about LD1129 - or other bills that have to do with these issues - Tuesday, March 29th at 1 PM
5) Attend a Lobby Day