Connecticut Blog Posts

Retailer Report Card

Retailer Report Card Released with Failing Grades

November 14, 2017

A new Retailer Report Card from Mind the Store, a project of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, grades major retailers on actions they have taken to remove toxic products from their shelves.

Solar panels, blue sky. Photo credit: epicurean / iStock

Beyond the Crisis: Learning Our Way Forward

October 24, 2017

It's clear that there’s a need for fresh thinking about the politics of energy in Connecticut.

Protecting the Connecticut Green Bank

October 3, 2017

After countless false starts and impasses, Connecticut’s bipartisan budget still contains a catastrophic flaw: it raids $10 million per year from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and $13 million from the CT Green Bank, both big enough money grabs to disable these critical institutions. 

Asking Shaw's to carry safer products

Holding Markets Accountable for the Products on Their Shelves

July 28, 2017

I’ve always been concerned about toxic chemicals in products and tried as much as possible to stay away from things that I know are likely to have harmful chemicals in them—like canned food, cleane

Delivering a Thank You letter to Gov. Malloy

Clean Energy is Essential for Public Health

July 12, 2017

Normally nurses don't get involved in energy policy, but here in Connecticut, the Connecticut Nurses' Association (CNA) recognizes that nurses are key advocates for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting more renewable energy.

Senator Blumenthal Paris Accord Event - June 2017

Calling All Local Leaders

June 22, 2017

“Climate change denial is self-destructive, and America is made a lesser nation by doing this. America will regret this.”