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. We're hoping that TSCA reform based on the precautionary principle forces other companies to follow suit.
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!
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.
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.
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.
In 2008, Clif Bar & Company launched In Good Company, an alliance of values-driven businesses supporting community solutions through week-long, hands-on projects focused on food, housing, and environmental issues. Seventh Generation was a key partner along with EILEEN FISHER, Timberland, Annie's Home Grown and Numi Organic Teas.
Our kids are up against a world of toxins. At Seventh Generation, we've been working passionately for years to eliminate exposure to toxic chemicals that harm human health by supporting sound state and federal toxics control legislation.
September isn't even half over and already it's been a month to remember. Procter & Gamble recently announced it was removing the hazardous chemicals triclosan and diethyl phthalate from its products by 2014. Yet that huge news is nothing compared to the remarkable nontoxic bombshell Wal-Mart just dropped.