Strident Shopping for Toys
Naturally, parents want to give their children toys that will make them happy, but we also want to keep them safe and healthy. In the past few years, we’ve learned a lot about the potential consequences of toys laden with PVC and BPA, not to mention the long-term costs to our kids from toy manufacturers and retailers who sell them. It is time toy companies address their impact on climate change.
Climate Counts is scoring toy companies who have enormous supply chains using energy and creating waste — much of it petroleum-based plastic — that have significant impact on our climate.
The multi-billion dollar toy industry generates a large portion of of its annual revenue during the holiday season. This is the time to send a message to them, and to our children.
Check out the Climate Counts scores for toy companies… and with one click of the mouse you can learn more about these companies send them a personal message voicing your concerns or congratulating them on their progress.
This holiday season, ClimateCounts.org is making sure you spend your hard-earned dollars with companies who care about the climate change. Join the Striding Shopper Campaign to give the gift that keeps on giving: companies that care about climate change as much as you do.
Look for the new Climate Counts scores… and check back often as new scores are made available. Make your dollars and voices count!
Images courtesy ClimateCounts.org
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Writer Ann Pietrangelo is a regular contributor to Care2 Healthy & Green Living and Care2 Causes, and is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and The Author’s Guild. Follow on Twitter @AnnPietrangelo