Howard County is working to reduce the impacts of climate change by reducing energy use, using renewable energy, and more. But even with these efforts on the local level, we are expecting more extreme heatwaves, cold snaps, and extreme storms. The county wants to make sure that county residents have what they need to handle these changes and challenges.
In the summer of 2021, I began working with Clean Water Action as an intern to help with some of their policy research projects, primarily concerning Maryland’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard, trash incineration, and waste disposal in general. As I delved deeper into our current waste management systems, I learned more about alternatives and better solutions to the systems that we have now, which reminded me of the feasibility and simplicity of sorting waste during my time studying abroad in Lucca, Italy.
Juneteenth, observed every year on June 19, is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It is the date in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Texas and the last enslaved African Americans learned of the Emancipation Proclamation--over two years after it was issued. In 2021, President Joe Biden formally marked Juneteenth as a federal holiday.
To celebrate Clean Water Action's 50th anniversary, we’re sharing our history and journey with the people who have joined us along the way as we worked to protect clean water through #CleanWater50 stories. Today's story features Janet Tauro, a long time grassroots activist and NJ Advisory Board Chair of Clean Water Action.
Great food and great weather bring us together. Barbecues in the summer are perfect for spending time outside with loved ones. Here are some tips to make BBQing as “green” as possible this summer!
Welcome to our new Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund Texas State Director, Becky Smith! Becky is taking the helm in the Lone Star State after our long time Texas State Director David Foster transitioned into his well-earned retirement at the end of 2021 after 26 years serving the people and natural environment of Texas.
Our Home Energy Action Campaign is official! We’re excited to work with partners and local leaders in Waterbury to help residents learn about and participate in the Home Energy Solutions program administered by Eversource.
To celebrate Clean Water Action's 50th anniversary, we’re sharing our history and journey with the people who have joined us along the way as we worked to protect clean water through #CleanWater50Stories.
This morning, the Baltimore City Board of Estimates is holding a hearing on amendments to the City's 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan - read the amendments for yourself here. Or for the highlights, read our testimony below!
Dear members of the Board of Estimates,