Four of NRDC’s offices — Chicago, Beijing, San Francisco, and Santa Monica — are now featured on the International Living Future Institute’s Biophilic Design Map. The map showcases beautiful environments that embody a “love of life” or “the human affiliation with nature.” “We incorporate biophilic elements into our spaces not only because they are enjoyable, beautiful, and make staff happier, healthier, and more productive,” said NRDC’s Facilities and Workplace Wellness manager, Annalise Dum. “Perhaps most intimately, biophilic elements within our offices reflect NRDC’s values and mission to safeguard the earth, its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems upon which all life depends.” http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQo8c
In a win for public health, the FDA sided with NRDC and our allies, and banned seven cancer-causing chemicals added to a variety of food and beverages for artificial flavoring—from ice cream and baked goods, to gum and beer.
NRDC Wins David-and-Goliath Case Against Monsanto
In a huge victory for public health and the environment, a California court ruled on April 19 that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, must continue to be listed as a carcinogen under Proposition 65, a voter initiative enacted in 1986 to help Californians make informed decisions about protecting themselves from chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm. Monsanto had challenged glyphosate’s addition to the list, but both a trial and an appellate court dismissed the company’s arguments.