We study ways to assure that:
- Products are designed without using hazardous substances.
- Diseases are prevented by eliminating toxic exposures from jobs, homes and communities.
- Businesses that want to go green can also provide good jobs and remain profitable.
- New markets are created by the development of sustainable products and services.
We work with the right people, on the right issues, at the right time. For example:
- The Lowell Center began studying sustainable toys before the massive recalls for lead contamination.
- We have led the way in promoting the precautionary principle in environmental policy.
- We’ve been hosting a national green chemistry business organization, the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) since 2005.
- We’ve partnered with home healthcare agencies and unions to improve the safety of clients and caregivers in this rapidly growing industry.
- We offer training, technical assistance, policy advice and publications.
- Our reports target policymakers, businesses, and the general public, providing resources to inspire improvements that protect health and the environment.