Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League
BE SAFE NC Campaign

Protecting Children's Health
Safeguarding Our Air, Water and Workplaces


The BE SAFE campaign is a nationwide campaign spearheaded by Center for Health, Environment & Justice to build support for the precautionary approach to prevent pollution and environmental destruction before it happens. BE SAFE NC is the North Carolina campaign with several participating member groups.

October 11, 2006: Target may have the latest hip designs, but their aisles are filled with products made of dangerous chemicals linked to cancer. The Center for Health, Environment & Justice has launched a national campaign to ask Target to phase out the poison plastic and switch to safer alternatives, as other retailers have done.
Read CHEJ's Oct. 11, 2006 Press Release (includes photos from Winston-Salem protest) | View Sam Suds video | Read CHEJ's letter updating the campaign. (posted 12/07/06)

April 19, 2006: Recently, CHEJ's PVC Campaign achieved the unthinkable - an organized consumer initiative convinced some of the world's largest corporations such as Wal-Mart, Microsoft and Johnson & Johnson, to phase out their use of PVC, the poison plastic, in packaging.  We can leverage these enormous victories with the help of thousands of people like yourself standing by our side. Join this winning campaign by participating in the PVC Action Network

Dec. 12, 2005: The rule promulgated under the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Pesticide Programs would have severe negative effects, allowing intentional exposure to pesticides to children and the unborn. Also, the EPA acknowledges that the impact of this rule change would have implications for new rulemakings at other federal agencies. But the rule does not meet minimum standards of ethical medical practice.
BREDL comments on rule

Dec. 7, 2005: Microsoft Completes Phase Out of PVC, “the Poison Plastic”/ North Carolina Group Applauds Steps to Eliminate PVC - Today the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and other environmental organizations across the country praised the efforts of major U. S. corporations to eliminate PVC plastic from their products. Read BREDL Press Release