Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Show 11: Phasing Out Lawn Chemicals

Just in time for spring - a better way to care for lawns, without using toxic chemicals. Bill Ravanesi, grassroots activist from Longmeadow, Mass, describes his campaign in Longmeadow to prevent the town from using toxic pesticides and herbicides on town property. Andrew Shalit of Green Century Capital Management, discusses the shareholder resolution to phase out toxic chemical usage that will be voted on at Servicemaster, the parent company of Chemlawn. And Jody Shapiro discusses the broadcast documentary in production, The Truth About Cats, Dogs, and Lawn Chemicals, which she is coproducing with Corporate Watchdog Radio cohost Sanford Lewis.


The Truth About Cats, Dogs, and Lawn Chemicals (video website and trailer)

Refuse to Use Chemlawn

Green Century Funds

Healthy Longmeadow Initiative

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Show 10: Shining a Light on Corporate Political Contributions

Corporate Watchdog Radio speaks with Center for Political Accountability (CPA) Co-Directors Bruce Freed and John Richardson about their work to bring transparency and accountability to corporate political giving. CPA files shareholder resolutions with companies asking them to disclose their soft money political contributions. Its advocacy has resulted in six companies--Morgan Stanley, Johnson & Johnson, Schering-Plough, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Eli Lilly--implementing policies to disclose their political contributions.


Center for Political Accountability

Deafening Silence: Corporate Political Contribution Non-Disclosure Impacts Shareowner Value

Corporations Fight to Keep Political Contributions in the Closet

SEC Asked to Let the Sun Shine on Corporate Political Contributions