Advocates Against Chemicals promotes education and awareness. This organization is dedicated to exposing the truth about common toxic and cacogenic chemicals (known as organochlorines) that we and our children are constantly exposed to. These include chemicals used for solvents, refrigerants, pesticides, and other chemicals and by- products commonly found in and around the home.
Humans, although we often forget it, are a part of the environment. If the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the foods we eat are all bombarded with toxins, we inevitably become contaminated too resulting in everything from birth defects to cancer.
We need to educate others and ourselves about the present dangers and find environmentally friendly alternatives to protect our global ecology and ourselves.
How It Started (by Andrew Tait, founder)
I was snorkeling off the east coast of Florida at the exact location where I had been just ten years earlier. I witnessed a loss of 40 to 50% of the reef life in that area, it was so shocking it became a life changing revelation.
On another occasion and during an annual snorkeling trip at Crystal River in Florida I noticed the green native grasses that the Manatees had been eating in previous years were gone. A brown moss like plant was now drifting along the bottom of the canals and waterways. The Manatees were eating it and I suspected the nutritional value was far less then rich native grasses. That winter a record number of Manatees died.
These events combined with an affinity for nature supported by a business background ultimately lead me to one conclusion. While environmental organizations were winning battles they were clearly losing the war to save Earth. Thereafter I began developing a synergistically designed network of organizations and events to create an unstoppable environmental revolution.
After successfully completing a full concept design, which took 18 months, we conducted a six-month survey with individuals from 23 states. Our initial survey of control groups from two states indicated our original plan was flawed and would have failed. The sad reality was that Americans wouldn’t save Earth in time unless they were properly motivated.
After quickly modifying our conceptual design we then completed the survey with very favorable results. Over time, our survey virtually guaranteed our environmental model would become a tremendous success.
Realizing the need to fully empower and unite all organizations and individuals we began building a fully inclusive and synergistically designed infrastructure. Ultimately we would create turnkey business solutions to fully network and empower all like-minded organizations and individuals with one common goal – to save Earth.
One Earth, One Mission ran three ads and with a small administrative staff placed over 60 volunteers within our ranks in the spring of 2003. That summer, we completed over 2,500 hours of research. In the fall of 2003 with the assistance of some dedicated interns, our administrative group began building our infrastructure.
In the spring we placed 33 ads hoping to glean 100 to 150 volunteers. By mid June we had 265 volunteers and interns signed up. From templates to banners and programming, our all -volunteer organization completed over half of our infrastructure by the fall of 2004.