Just four years ago, our email list comprised 7,000 people. We ended 2010 with an audience of 1 million. The reason: more and more people are tuning in to what our government has tuned out.
Armed with powerful investigations and facts, EWG gives people the tools to make smarter, healthier decisions for themselves and ultimately to move markets and policymakers. We give manufacturers a dollars-and-cents reason to come up with products that pose fewer health and environmental risks.
Engaging and inspiring the public is vital to achieving goals and effecting change. We're committed to finding creative ways to reach new audiences. Our success comes from knowing where people hang out and get their news. These days, it's from online sources, including non-traditional ones.
We know from the millions of visits to our website and databases that there is a demand for the kind of solid information that EWG assembles and makes accessible. When 1 million people ask us to keep them posted on what we're doing, we know our work fills a critical niche.
The exponential growth of our audience underscores that people believe they have a right to know -- a right to the facts about what they are eating, drinking, lathering on their skin and where their tax dollars are going. People are hungry for solid, fact-based information that helps them make better decisions when they're shopping for food, cosmetics, sunscreens, cell phones, cleaning products and a host of other household items and when they're evaluating the wisdom of policies that affect our food and farm systems, our energy supply and our natural resources conservation policies.
Thank you for being part of this larger community and working with EWG to create progress.
Just four years ago, our email list comprised 7,000 people. We ended 2010 with an audience of 1 million.
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