ACAT News & Updates

Glyphosate – Bad for Weeds but Also Bad for People and Pets

“Do I love my lawn more than I love my family and my neighbors?”

Gardening guru Jeff Lowenfels asks a good question in his weekly column:  “Do I love my (weed-free) lawn more than I love my family and my neighbors?”

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Round-Up and other weed-and-feed formulations, is deadly to dandelions and other broad leaf weeds, but it’s also harmful to people and pets.

Take a look at ACAT’s new

By |June 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Glyphosate – Bad for Weeds but Also Bad for People and Pets

Cancer-causing Chemicals in Everyday Products: Your Right-to-Know and Necessary Actions to Prevent Harm

CHE-Alaska Teleconference: held on June 24th, 2020

Download slides for this presentation here (pdf or powerpoint)

Despite a growing body of research around the toxicity of chemicals used in consumer products and within our food system, regulation of chemical manufacturers lag behind the science.   Chemicals are used in production, processing, and packaging that are known or suspected to be harmful to humans (e.g. interfere with our endocrine system, cause reproductive harm, cancer

By |June 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cancer-causing Chemicals in Everyday Products: Your Right-to-Know and Necessary Actions to Prevent Harm

Help ACAT Celebrate Rachel Carson’s Birthday!

Virtual event will feature environmental justice activists from Alaska and around the world

You can sign up here.

Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” an exposé of the link between toxic pesticide DDT and the decline in songbird populations and other environmental harms, is widely regarded as the impetus for the rise of the global environmental movement.

Please join us for a Zoom event with Alaskan and international speakers celebrating Rachel’s birthday, her indomitable spirit, and

By |May 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Help ACAT Celebrate Rachel Carson’s Birthday!