Conservation Minnesota

What We’ve Accomplished

Conservation Minnesota is devoted to keeping our state a clean and safe place to live. That’s why we have worked hard with our members to take action and create sound policies that protect the health of our Great Outdoors and our families.

In 2009, Minnesota became the first state to ban BPA (biphenyl-A) from baby bottles and sippy cups. In 2013, we improved the legislation so that BPA is no longer allowed in food packaging marketed for children under 3 years old, including infant formula and baby food. Additionally, we helped create a ban on the use of formaldehyde in soaps, shampoo, lotions, and other personal care products marketed for children under 8 years old.

In 2013, Conservation Minnesota established Healthy Kids & Families. This program, led by Kathleen Schuler, is committed to reducing toxic chemicals in consumer products and helping Minnesotans lead better, healthier lives.

Since creating Healthy Kids & Families, we’ve already taken significant actions. Hundreds of our members wrote to Target asking them to do the right thing and commit to reducing, removing, or safely substituting the most dangerous toxic chemicals from their inventory. Within a week, Target announced its plans to do exactly that.