The Department of the Planet Earth is a non-profit citizen group with board members from the United States and Canada, which specializes in bringing information about toxics, global warming, and other hazards to the attention of governmental regulatory and research agencies and elected officials. We often undertake campaigns that involve citizens of both countries.
The Department of the Planet Earth is currently focused on several campaigns:
- the promotion of energy efficiency and renewable fuels to address global warming prevention at all levels of government, particularly the state and local governments of the United States where governors and mayors can make a difference;
- the promotion of daylighting in schools to save energy and raise student test scores;
- the ban of bio-accumulative chemicals through the Stockholm Convention, an international treaty, including more recently lindane, and brominated fire retardants. We also work on reduction of mercury in the environment;
- a ban on the use of the production of pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals using genetically modified food crops such as corn – (it’s too dangerous);#
- the elimination of aluminum based food additives as well as aluminum coagulants added to the water supply, since aluminum is one cause of Alzheimer’s disease.