Elizabeth Saunders - Clean Water Action

MA_Fire_by Elizabeth Saunders

Fire – Smoke – Future

September 22, 2020

There was a fire in my neighborhood (in Dorchester, MA) this week. I woke up at about 4:40 to popping sounds – wondered if they were fireworks (annoying at that hour but ok) or maybe gun shots (yikes). It didn’t sound quite like either. But quickly I heard sirens…lots of sirens...converging very nearby.


How did Massachusetts companies rank in the retailer report card?

November 20, 2019

This week, we helped to release the 4th annual Who’s Minding the Store? www.retailerreportcard.org report card grading 43 major retailers on their actions to keep toxic chemicals out of products and packaging.

What is an activist?

July 31, 2017

I recently had the privilege of speaking to the Savvy Women’s Alliance a great group of women focused on non-toxic living.  They asked me to focus on an unusual (for me) topic: “What is an activist? How do I become one?”  Such good questions! In case you’re wondering too, here’s what I told them:

Sperm photo - attributed to ScienceGenetics: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:06fertilizado.jpg

"Pathetic swimmers…paddling crazily in circles”

June 20, 2017

I waited until after Father’s Day to post this article because I didn’t want to rain on your “celebrating Dad” parade… but there’s something you should know: the sperm are in trouble.

Grieve, gather, listen, forgive, speak up, choose hope

November 11, 2016

This week, many of us who hoped and organized for a different outcome are reeling with shock, numbness anger or despair. We are facing the prospect of environment and energy transition team leaders who hail from the coal and oil industries. The questions of “What next? Where do we go from here? What do I do now?” are on everyone’s mind. And indeed, where do we go from here?