Healthy Communities in New Jersey

Advancing upstream solutions that protect people from toxic harm by reducing and preventing pollution at its source. Replacing consumer, cleaning and pest control products with safer alternatives. Replacing single-use disposables like plastic and Styrofoam with reusables.

Green Cleaning Guide

Green cleaning means using less toxic cleaning products that are safer for people, animals, and the environment in homes, schools, and workplaces. 

Photo By Jenny Vickers

Greening the Dodge Poetry Festival

For the fourth time, the largest poetry event in North America comes to New Jersey’s largest city when the

Photo: Suzanne Tucker,

Pesticide Free Zones

Pesticides are toxic substances and can harm children and pets, and get into our waterways.

Pesticide application sign, field of dandelions

Healthy Schools, Healthy Towns

Clean Water Action is working in New Jersey to reduce toxic chemicals found in everyday consumer products.

From We All Live Downstream

Photo: Beverly Lloyd-Roberts,
March 16, 2016

It is once again early spring – when some homeowners start obsessing over their lawns and apply pounds of toxic chemicals in their quest for a lawn that looks like a lush green carpet. But what’s hiding underneath all that “perfect” green?

June 15, 2015

By Alessandro Ciari, former community organizer with Clean Water Action and student, Montclair State University