SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT

BY:Damond Davis

Water issues

Pollution from other countries contributes to our air quality problems and can enter our food chain. OurClean by Design campaign works directly with manufacturers abroad to adopt environmentally sustainable business practices and green their supply chain. We are also working with the United Nations on a treaty to reduce global mercury use

Air pollution

Outdoor air pollution is associated with over one million deaths and countless illnesses each year across the globe. We are working to clean up toxic hotspots including major industrial polluters as well as dirty diesel transportation hubs. Our goal is for all children to be able to play outside without fear of asthma attacks or stunted lung growth -- and for all communities to enjoy safe and healthy air quality, eliminating the race and income gaps in access to clean air

Global warming

Carbon dioxide and other global warming pollutants are collecting in the atmosphere like a thickening blanket, trapping the sun's heat and causing the planet to warm up.

Although local temperatures fluctuate naturally, over the past 50 years the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history. Scientists say that unless we curb the emissions that cause climate change, average U.S. temperatures could be 3 to 9 degrees higher by the end of the century.