Children struggle every day with developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome and Fragile X. We can help them lead longer and fuller lives, and make a dramatic difference for their families, by supporting targeted research and innovative, early-intervention care.More
When we reduce carbon pollution and invest in clean energy, we make our climate more stable and reduce chemicals in the air that damage our health. The sooner we make our energy use more efficient, increase clean energy sources and close polluting coal plants, the better off we will all be.More
Toxic chemicals in everyday products are causing preventable diseases in children and adults. We need tougher policies and smarter market solutions to eliminate these harmful chemicals.More
Every day, the most vulnerable among us – children in school, low-income people, and hospital patients – are not getting the nutritious, locally grown foods they need to be healthy. We are harnessing the power of the marketplace to get them healthier food while rebuilding New England’s farm sector.More
The Learning Disabilities Association of America is a national leader in translating the science on toxic chemicals and neurodevelopmental disorders into collective action to reduce exposures, especially among pregnant women and children.
Neighbor to Neighbor has brought community voices to the table to ensure one of the first “just” transitions from coal to solar in the nation at the Mount Tom power plant in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
“Social-environmental factors have profound effects on neurodevelopment and behavior. We need to address the child’s social environment if treatments are to be successful.” – Scott S. Hall, PhD, Stanford University
In the past decade, Vermont’s local food sector has boomed. Local food sales have increased 32%, food system employment has increased 11.6%, and local food purchases have increased by 6.9%. This success is due in part to the flourishing Farm to Plate network.
Children with developmental disabilities, victims of climate disruption, families suffering from air pollution and exposure to toxic chemicals, and communities without access to healthy food should not have to wait for small incremental progress. That’s why we adopted a “spendout” strategy in 2012.More