Genetic engineering results in changes to foods at the molecular level that have never occurred in traditional varieties. These changes are determinative of consumers’ food
Our mission is to create, simplify, and increase environmental advocacy via education, funding scientific research, campaign financing support, marketing sustainable products and services, and exposing corporate corruption throughout the United States.
BECOME A MEMBER
- Eco Action improves information sharing, access to decision makers, and activists via online membership.
- Eco Action sends members texts and emails daily, weekly, or monthly!
- Emails and texts contain letters and petitions to representatives, lobbyists, and corporations directly responsible for harms against the environment.
- Practicing green living is easy with Eco Action!
- Purchase sustainable products and services via www.ecoaction.org and reduce your ecological footprint!
- View Eco Inspiration: art, quotes, comics, music, and more!
For just one minute each day, be an advocate for the environment and for your health!
Your donations will support the following Eco Action Projects:
- Litter Pickups
- Tree Planting
- Environmental Legislation Research and Education
- Scientific Research on Renewable Energy Solutions and Human Health Elongation
- Corporate and Individual Environmental Consultation Services
- Pittsburgh Based School Talks
- Efforts to establish policies and regulations that promote sustainability
- Eliminate subsidies that have a negative environmental impact and tax pollution
- Promote environmental education and green living practices
“We Are The Change!”
How to Get Involved With Eco Action!
- Become a Member at ecoaction.org!
- Educate yourself and your children on environmental problems and solutions via ecoaction.org.
- Contact your local officials to support sustainable initiatives through our site!
- Contact Eco Action for Consultations, Educational Services, Stewardship Initiatives, and Green Living Guidance!
- Use public transportation, car sharing, or bicycles!
- Compost your waste and plant a garden!
- Inquire about Internship Opportunities!
- Donate Now!
- And of course… Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
What’s The Problem?
Economic growth, consumption, destruction of biodiversity, population growth, pollution, agricultural practices, soil deterioration, climate change, nuclear energy waste, genetically modified organisms, inadequate or nonexisting political agreements, and convoluted policies all create or continue environmental problems.
At least 51 acres of tropical forests are destroyed.
We consume almost 35,000 barrels of oil.
50 tons of fertile soil are washed away or blown off cropland
We add 12,000 tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
1,692 acres of productive dry land become desert.
1,800 children die of malnutrition and hunger (that makes a total of 15 million each year).
55 people are poisoned by pesticides; 5 people die each day from exposure.
60 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in the United States alone (that makes a total of 500,000 each year with 20,000 leading to death).
Over 230,000 babies are born.
10 tons of nuclear waste are being generated by over 350 nuclear plants.
25,000 people die of water shortage or contamination.
Almost 5 species of life become extinct.
60 tons of plastic packaging and 372 tons of fishing net are dumped into the sea.
250,000 tons of sulfuric acid fall as acid rain in the Northern Hemisphere.
Why Does It Continue?
The continuation of environmental problems occur because of the diffusion of responsibility. Inaction often leads to guilt and prolonged harms. We feel powerless and as if environmental problems are greater than ourselves. We believe degradation and pollution is distant from us, so there’s no need to act because one person cannot solve the world’s problems. Others are in denial and claim that humans have had no deleterious effect on the environment.
Universally, fragmented governance, lack of involvement from institutions, and proliferation of environmental agreements all disturb the functionality of global environmental governance. Moreover, divisions among developed and developing nations are responsible for political and socioeconomic failures.
Eco Action knows that rationalizing inaction to justify a repetitive selfish financially driven existence is not our purpose… on an individual or international level. Instead, we must realize that we cannot do everything, but we can do something!
Primarily, we lack involvement from the next generation. Children are fixated on technology but oblivious to stewardship. This is something we can remedy! Several studies have shown that environmental activism benefits children through increased student performance. Thus, exposure to conservation and remediation benefits the child and the Earth!
Our challenge is to be an example and inspire our children to understand and care about the world around them. Eco Action is the source for how you can change their lives and give them the most important issues to care about: human and environmental health. This organization is the answer to helping you and your family make a difference in America!
“The World will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who stand by and watch without doing anything.”
– Albert Einstein
Petitions are the basis of movements and environmental change!
Eco Action empowers people to take just a minute each day to sign a petition or letter in the interest of the environment.
Become an advocate and add your voice to one of our highlighted petitions!
Tell the FDA
We have a right to know about the ingredients in the food our families eat, but under current regulations, we only know if our food is organic or inorganic. We want to know about additives, hormones, pesticides, etc.
Tell Congress you support mandatory Genetically Modified Organism food labeling! Take action immediately!
Tell Big Food
Tell Kellogs, Pepsi Co, and General Mills, that we have a right to know what’s in our food! Join us in demanding that these major food companies support mandatory FDA labeling of foods!
Products & Services
Eco Action provides organic cleaning products, vitamins, natural green tea mood and energy stabilizers, weight loss shakes and meal replacement bars, liquid antioxidant fruit and vegetable replacements for the kids, and health and beauty products!
Help Provide Safe Water to Flint!
We’ve partnered with Amway to donate water to help the Flint Michigan water crisis. We’ll match donations made up to $100,000!
Each $5 donation will provide two cases of water to the residents of Flint, Michigan.
- Eco Action and Amway™ will match water bottle donations made up to $100,000!
- We are also partnering with Meijer®, a Michigan-based retailer, and the American Red Cross to deliver the water and distribute it throughout the city of Flint.
One case of water equals 24 16.9 oz. bottles.
Eco Action and Amway™ Bottled Water Donation Plan
1. What actions are Eco Action and Amway™ taking to assist residents of Flint?
Eco Action and Amway™ are launching a bottled water drive. In partnership with Meijer® and the Red Cross, we will be raising money to provide bottled water to the residents of Flint. Over the next few months and in coordination with the key partners on the ground supporting the people of Flint, we aim to help meet the immediate need for safe drinking water by bringing at least five truckloads of bottled water to the Flint community for distribution to its residents.
2. How do IBOs make a bottled water donation?
Donations in $5 increments can be made through the donation SKU#10-1900.
3. How do Eco Action and Amway™ employees make a bottled water donation?
Eco Action and Amway™ employees can make a donation at the employee store or through the donation SKU #10-1900.
4. How do Eco Action and Amway™ Grand Plaza Hotel and JW Marriott employees make a bottled water donation?
Eco Action and Amway™ Grand Plaza Hotel and JW Marriott employees can make a donation at the employee store or through the donation SKU #10-1900.
5. Are the bottled water donations tax deductible?
Donations for bottled water will be used directly to purchase bottled water at cost from Meijer® and therefore are not tax deductible.
6. Will Eco Action and Amway™ make matching bottled water donations?
Eco Action and Amway™ will match all bottled water donations up to a total of $100,000. The contribution made by Eco Action and Amway™ will go directly to the Red Cross to assist in distributing bottled water throughout the Flint community.
7. What does the $5 bottled water donation deliver to Flint?
Each $5 donation will help provide two cases of bottled water delivered to the residents of Flint.
8. How does the bottled water get to Flint?
Meijer® has already coordinated the donation of several truckloads of water through the State of Michigan’s Emergency Management Operations Center, and is working with several corporate, civic, religious and labor groups to facilitate the delivery of additional trucks filled with water. Amway™ will purchase the bottled water at cost from Meijer and they will ship the water by the truckload on a regular basis.
9. Who determines which residents will receive the bottled water and how much they will receive?
The Red Cross and the National Guard are the organizations distributing bottled water. The Red Cross is going house to house across all of Flint and the National Guard is providing bottled water at five different locations throughout Flint.
10. Why are Eco Action and Amway™ donating Meijer® bottled water instead of Perfect Water?
Eco Action and Amway™ is working directly to provide bottled water through Meijer® because Meijer® has steady and regular supplies feeding into the emergency response system in Flint, which will allow us to support efficiently and effectively.
11. How long will the bottled water donation program be in place?
We will continue to provide support for these programs as interest and demand necessitates.
Eco Action and Amway™ Role in Helping IBOs and Customers in Flint
12. What actions are Eco Action and Amway™ taking to assist IBOs living in Flint?
Eco Action and Amway™ will help provide complimentary home testing to all IBOs living in Flint. If a water test indicates that safe drinking water quality can be achieved and maintained, a complimentary eSpring® Water Treatment System will be supplied to those IBOs in Flint who don’t have units (must be an IBO as of January 31, 2016). Units will be installed, maintained, and monitored by Amway™.
13. How many IBOs and their customers live in Flint?
Currently, 51 IBOs live in Flint.
14. What actions should IBOs take to assist their customers living in Flint?
Eco Action and Amway™ recommend that IBOs and their customers living in Flint follow the State of Michigan tips here.
15. Why are Eco Action and Amway™ getting involved at this time?
At Eco Action and Amway™, we strive to help people live better lives every day, which at times includes responding to emergencies. On January 18, the federal government declared the situation in Flint to be an emergency, which triggers our process of emergency response. Michigan has been the home of Amway™ Corporation since 1959 and we especially want to help citizens of our home state who are dealing with the water crisis in Flint.
16. This is a local issue. Why are Eco Action and Amway™ getting involved?
At Eco Action and Amway™, we strive to help people live better lives every day, which at times includes responding to emergencies. We recognize the water crisis in Flint is a local issue however Michigan has been the home of Amway™ Corporation since 1959 and we especially want to help citizens of our home state who are dealing with the water crisis in Flint.
17. This is a long-term issue. What impact will these actions have in resolving the situation?
The people of Eco Action and Amway™ and our desire to help the residents of Flint with bottled water to address the immediate need for safe drinking water in the community. As the long-term needs are being addressed by local, state, and federal agencies, our intent is to help address the immediate need of safe drinking water.
18. What agency defines safe water?
Safe water is defined by the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, which stipulates that appropriate levels of safe water be determined by individual states. The State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has primary enforcement authority in Michigan for the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
19. What is the definition of safe water?
Safe drinking water differs from one location to another and is based on the maximum contaminant levels (MCL) for inorganic and organic chemicals, microbiological contaminants, and turbidity, which are part of the national primary drinking water regulations, and which have been promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The U.S. EPA’s MCL for lead is 15 parts per billion.
20. What is the difference between potable water and non-potable water?
Potable water is another way to say safe drinking water. Safe drinking water differs from one location to another and is based on the maximum contaminant levels for inorganic and organic chemicals, microbiological contaminants, and turbidity, which are part of the national primary drinking water regulations, and which have been promulgated by the United States environmental protection agency. The U.S. EPA’s MCL for lead is 15 parts per billion.
eSpring® Role in Flint
21. What are claims eSpring® makes relative to water treatment levels?
eSpring® will reduce lead from potable water. In terms of lead concentration, potable water, as defined by the U.S. EPA, is 15 ppb or less. Amway™ performed testing at a lead concentration of 150 ppb in order to substantiate this claim.
22. If an eSpring® unit is being used in Flint, what additional steps should be taken by the owner to ensure water safety?
Regularly test your water quality with a home water testing kit to ensure there is no more than 15 ppb of lead in your water. Ensure that you are only drinking water through the tap that is filtered. If the level of lead is above the safe drinking water level of 15 ppb, change your filter and test again.
23. I live in Flint and have an eSpring® Water Treatment System; is it safe to drink water filtered by it?
With the lead levels elevated in Flint, the levels of contamination have varied extensively from household to household. eSpring® units can help filter water to safe drinking water levels as long as the water in an unfiltered house contains 150 parts per billion or less of lead.
Additionally, regular water testing in Flint households should continue after filtration to ensure lead levels remain at 15 ppb or less.
eSpring® single cartridges can filter up to 5,000 liters (more than 1,300 gallons) or last approximately one year, whichever comes first. The filter may need to be changed more frequently with current water conditions in Flint.
Working with Government Officials
24. How is Amway™ working with federal and local governmental agencies to assist Flint residents?
Amway™ is monitoring the situation on a regular basis. Additionally Amway™ is in contact with state agencies regarding the response efforts to determine if there are additional needs that Amway™ would be in a right position to provide.
25. Should Amway™ IBOs also reach out to their governmental representatives concerning the Flint water situation?
If IBOs are in need of support from their local government, they should reach out for assistance. Amway™ is in contact with the state and local agencies so that they understand what capabilities we have with our expertise and product to filter water. It is not necessary or recommended that individuals contact government representatives regarding the use of Amway™™ products to address the current water crisis in Flint. Ultimately, the long-term solution to this water situation needs to be managed by local, state, and federal authorities and agencies.
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Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. – Peter Marshall
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. – Andy Warhol
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”
– Robert Swan