Welcome to Ridgefield Park Junior Senior High School
Earth Warriors
Environmental Club
Website


The Ridgefield Park Junior Senior High School Environmental Club is a student centered organization whose mission is to learn about and discuss environmental issues
at local, national, and global levels.

 Club members brainstorm and exchange ideas about keeping our planet clean,
participate in school ecology driven activities, partner with local
environmental groups and participate in national level activities. 
 

Our goal is to make our student body and the community aware of these issues and
show how they can help save our planet.

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER  @rpearthwarriors
 

 

 

Advisors

Ms. DeCandia & Mrs. Wada
 

Meetings

     third Friday of each month
room 131
    immediately after school
   

 


This year we will concentrate on the topics of GMO's.

Come be an Earth Warrior and learn how you can make a difference!

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This section is made available if you feel strongly about an issue and want to participate in your first amendment rights of signing a petition. 
These petitions are publicly supplied and found on the internet.  They are not created by anyone associated with the Ridgefield Park JSHS
Environmental Club.

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NEW!!

ANTI-GMO PETITION http://www.thepetitionsite.com/616/991/701/say-no-to-the-death-food-of-gmos/

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Say Thank You to Campbell’s!

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Join us in thanking Campbell’s for being a leader in transparency and moving towards a more sustainable food system by calling the company today.

Last week the Campbell Soup Company made a public commitment to voluntarily label its foods that contain GMOs. This makes Campbell’s the first major packaged goods company to commit to transparency on GMOs, supporting consumers’ right to know what is in their food. Campbell’s also stepped out from the crowd by voicing its support for mandatory federal labeling. These announcements are in addition to Campbell’s efforts to roll out more organic and non-GMO products. This is a major win for consumers!

Companies log every customer call they receive. Thanking Campbell’s for its commitments will reassure company leaders that they made right decision and that consumers have noticed. This will also encourage Campbell’s to keep moving forward on sustainability issues.

Call Campbell’s today and say “Thank you”!

Here are three easy steps:

Campbells

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VICTORY!

HERSHEY TO REMOVE GMO INGREDIENTS FROM MILK CHOCOLATE

Joining the lineup of companies that are kneeling to public pressure, candy-maker Hershey has recently announced that it will soon remove genetically modified ingredients from its milk chocolate and Kisses by the end of 2015. What’s more, the company is pledging to shift to ‘simple ingredients,’ which will exemplified by the removal of emulsifier polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR) and artificial vanillin.

Hershey announced that it will be moving to natural vanilla, non-genetically modified sugar, and milk from cows which have not been treated with growth hormone rBST. Further, Hershey intends to roll out with products that do not contain high-fructose corn syrup or artificial colors & flavors.  The Hershey’s Kisses and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars are already free of HFCS – not the company just needs to trash the other ingredients.

The move by Hershey is yet another example of how consumer demand can seriously spark a needed-shift in our food system. Though processed foods are not the answer to a healthy lifestyle, the fact that we as a collective still have a voice is a good sign that our food system can be changed for the better.

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Check out these environmental organizations
and get on their email lists to get information
on the hottest topics.

GMO Inside

GMO Awareness

Institute for Responsible Technology

Organic Consumers Association

Food and Water Watch

Gasland

Earthjustice

Natural News

World Wildlife Fund

Sierra Club

Union of Concerned Scientists

Natural Society

GMO Free USA

 
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EDUCATION CENTER

 

Watch this important movie "Genetic Roulette"
to learn about the dangers of GMO's.


click here

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Dr. Oz on GMO's


click here

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GMO:  Fact or Fiction?

click here to watch video

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Not sure which foods have GMO ingredients?  Click on the picture below to see hidden GMO ingredients in your foods.

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Click on picture to learn about the Keystone XL pipeline

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Click on picture to learn
about hydrofracking

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Click on the picture to learn about the Liberty  Liquid Natural Gas Project

 

 

Environmental Issues
in the News

BIG NEWS!

Governor Cuomo bans fracking for natural gas
in New York state
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Site maintained by Pat DeCandia
pdecandia@rpps.net
last updated January 20, 2016