Green Youth Movement
Friday, 23 October 2009 18:12

LIPS AGAINST LEAD

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GREEN YOUTH MOVEMENT ADVOCATES TEENS TURNING GREEN “LIPS AGAINST LEAD” PETITION AT ECOSTILETTO’S BI-ANNUALGREEN GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT

Host Anna Getty and Sarah Jane Morris Show Their Support


Beverly Hills, CA – March 11, 2009 – At the recent EcoStiletto Green Girls’ Night Out fundraiser for Dress for Success, Green Youth Movement (GYM) founder Ally Maize launched an initiative in partnership with “Teens Turning Green.” The “Teens Turning Green: Lips Against Lead” petition is a national effort to ban lead in lipstick. The following description of the “Lips Against Lead” project was developed by a member from the affiliated advocacy group “Teens for Safe Cosmetics”. More information can be found at www.teensturninggreen.org:

“Lips Against Lead” Petition Content: We the Teens for Safe Cosmetics have created this visual petition as part of our efforts to BAN LEAD IN LIPSTICK. In 2007, the National Campaign for Safe Cosmetics released a study that found lipsticks from many top brands contained lead. Two thirds of the 33 samples tested contained detectable levels of lead; of those, half were above the lead limit for candy. Exposure to lead can cause brain damage, learning, language and behavioral problems and has also been linked to miscarriages, reduced fertility, hormonal changes and delays in the onset of puberty. Lipstick that contains lead applied several times a day, every day is toxic! Every pair of lips that kisses this petition will wear lead free lipstick because LIPSTICK SHOULD NOT CONTAIN LEAD. Each kiss represents an individual supporting legislation to BAN LEAD IN LIPSTICK permanently. We should not have to choose beauty over health. (The previous information and data is from the Teens Turning Green website - http://www.teensturninggreen.org/about-us/lips-against-lead.html.)

The event was hosted by PureStyle Living’s Anna Getty, with support by Sarah Jane Morris from “Brothers & Sisters” and Kristen Renton from “Days of Our Lives,” Intuition in West Los Angeles provided an excellent platform for GYM to advocate its mission of raising awareness among youth for the green movement.

Guests were asked to sign a simple “Green Pledge,” given free Green Youth Movement “Live Green” wrist bands as well.

The event was covered by the Rainmaker Network, as well as Canal TV, German TV and ABC7 News “Cool Kids” Segment airing Thursday, March 12, 2009. Terra Firma, Green Works, And the Border Grill also participated in the event.


“Lips Against Lead” Petition Content: We the Teens for Safe Cosmetics have created this visual petition as part of our efforts to BAN LEAD IN LIPSTICK. In 2007, the National Campaign for Safe Cosmetics released a study that found lipsticks from many top brands contained lead. Two thirds of the 33 samples tested contained detectable levels of lead; of those, half were above the lead limit for candy. Exposure to lead can cause brain damage, learning, language and behavioral problems and has also been linked to miscarriages, reduced fertility, hormonal changes and delays in the onset of puberty. Lipstick that contains lead applied several times a day, every day is toxic! Every pair of lips that kisses this petition will wear lead free lipstick because LIPSTICK SHOULD NOT CONTAIN LEAD. Each kiss represents an individual supporting legislation to BAN LEAD IN LIPSTICK permanently. We should not have to choose beauty over health. (The previous information and data is from the Teens Turning Green website - http://www.teensturninggreen.org/about-us/lips-against-lead.html.)

The event was hosted by PureStyle Living’s Anna Getty, with support by Sarah Jane Morris from “Brothers & Sisters” and Kristen Renton from “Days of Our Lives,” Intuition in West Los Angeles provided an excellent platform for GYM to advocate its mission of raising awareness among youth for the green movement.

Guests were asked to sign a simple “Green Pledge,” given free Green Youth Movement “Live Green” wrist bands as well.

The event was covered by the Rainmaker Network, as well as Canal TV, German TV and ABC7 News “Cool Kids” Segment airing Thursday, March 12, 2009. Terra Firma, Green Works, And the Border Grill also participated in the event.

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