A few days ago, I was sent an email from the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. The CHEJ is a national environmental organization that works at establishing national policies to protect community health. They’re the group that was formed by Lois Gibbs after she won the nation’s first community relocation of 900 families from Love Canal, New York due to a leaking toxic waste dump.
For the past two years, the CHEJ has been working on the “Disney Go Green Campaign”. During this time, Disney has been asked to phase in safer certified green cleaners within all of their Disney World parks, hotels and restaurants within a year. The only Disney park using non-toxic cleaning products at this time is their Animal Kingdom. It’s nice to see that they care about the health of their animals but how about the children and families who visit and employees who work for them too?
This past May, The Walt Disney Company received the Florida Green Lodging Program’s seal of approval for all of its hotels and resorts in Florida. The state run program was initiated as a way to help save Florida’s natural resources. The program does not require that non-toxic cleaners be used, though. The CHEJ recently found that Disney uses 12 certified green products, and over 80 very toxic cleaners.
What can you do to help change this? The CHEJ gives these suggestions:
- Send an email to Disney
- Tell you family and friends
- Write your own letter to Disney or help your child write it and send it to:
Senior Vice President
Conservation & Environmental Sustainability
The Walt Disney Company
PO Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Show Disney that you care about this issue and spread the word – blog about it yourself, talk about it on Twitter. You know what to do. Bloggers can make a difference.