We All Live Downstream - Clean Water Action Podcast

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Welcome to We All Live Downstream: a Clean Water Action Podcast. In each episode, we will be interviewing leading environmental and clean water activists about their work in the field. We’ll dive deep into topics from drinking water and climate change to environmental justice, plastic pollution, and toxic chemicals. Listen below or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts!

Written, Produced and Edited by Jenny Vickers Chyb and Johnathan Berard





Episode 11: Moving Beyond Harmful Flame Retardant Chemicals in Consumer Products - Feb 9, 2021

In this episode, we chat with Elizabeth Saunders, MA State Director for Clean Water Action and Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, and Kathryn Rodgers, a scientist at Silent Spring Institute, about their recent success in passing legislation to restrict the use of toxic flame retardant chemicals in consumer products in Massachusetts. You'll learn what these chemicals are, why they are used, where they are found, and how you can best protect your family from harm.


Episode 10: Lead in Drinking Water & Social Justice with Maureo Fernández y Mora - Dec 17, 2020

Today we chat with drinking water, environmental justice and social justice advocate Maureo Fernández y Mora, Associate State Director for Clean Water Action in Massachusetts. We discuss the health harms of lead exposure, how this affects impacted communities, and what actions we can take to protect our families and health from toxic lead exposure at the tap.


Episode 9: Give the Gift of Clean Water with Jon Scott - Dec 8, 2020

Today, we are doing a special podcast focused on all the ways you can support Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund to help power our clean water and environmental programs in 2021! 


Episode 8: Elections 2020 Podcast Takeover: Part II - Nov 19, 2020

Clean Water Action just celebrated a huge and historic win when voters decided Joe Biden will be the next U.S. President. Voters turned out in unprecedented numbers and we helped elect Clean Water champions on the federal, state and local level. Now we are preparing for a new Biden Administration. Listen to our team of Clean Water experts discuss exactly what happened, how Clean Water voters made a difference, and how we can fight disinformation and help shape a stronger democracy for our future. 


Episode 7: Elections 2020 Podcast Takeover - Oct 30, 2020

Elections got you worried? No need to stress - we'll help you get through the chaos! With the Election less than a week away, we thought we'd sift through the noise to bring you more meaningful conversations and provide you with the valuable information you need to be an empowered #CleanWaterVoter. 


Episode 6: Plastic Pollution - An Interview with Grace Lee, Director of ReThink Disposable - Oct 23, 2020

In today's episode we talk with Grace Lee, the Director of Clean Water Action's ReThink Disposable program which works with local governments, businesses and institutions, and consumers to minimize single use disposable packaging in food service to conserve resources, prevent waste and ocean litter pollution. We chat about the problems with plastic pollution and its link to climate change and how we can all work together to prevent waste before it starts! 


Episode 5: Fighting for Environmental Justice with Kim Gaddy - Oct 12, 2020

In today's episode, we chat with Kim Gaddy, Clean Water Action's Environmental Justice Organizer, about the new landmark Environmental Justice law in New Jersey. Kim tells us about her many years of activism and what motivates her as an organizer for change in her home town of Newark and across the nation to ensure environmental justice and clean water for all. 


Episode 4: Meet Clean Water Action's CEO & President Bob Wendelgass - Sep 25, 2020

In today's episode we chat with Bob Wendelgass, President & CEO of Clean Water Action about the organization's history, challenges & successes, what's at stake in this upcoming election, and an exciting upcoming national virtual event on Oct 14.


Episode 3: Clean Water Action Endorses Biden and Harris with Mary Brady-Enerson - Sep 10, 2020

In today's episode we chat with Mary Brady-Enerson, the Michigan Director of Clean Water Action, about the upcoming election and Clean Water Action's endorsement of Joe Biden for President and Kamala Harris for Vice President. We talk about Mary's work to get out the vote in her battleground state of Michigan, why it's important to stop the Trump Administration's reckless attacks on critical clean water and environmental protections, and why it's so important to vote (and how you can vote in-person and by mail).


Episode 2: Field to Fork with Laura Kastenbauer - Aug 29, 2020

In today’s episode, we chat with Laura Kastenbauer, Clean Water Action's Field to Fork Organizer, about her work to re-shape the state of our current food system dominated by corporate agriculture.


Episode 1: PFAS Water Pollution: A Victory in Colorado - Aug 19, 2020

In today’s episode, we will be interviewing Jennifer Peters, Clean Water Action’s Water Programs Director, to talk about her groundbreaking work to tackle PFAS water pollution in Colorado.

Clean Water Action is a national non-profit organization working for clean, safe, affordable water, prevention of health threatening pollution, creation of environmentally safe jobs and businesses, and empowerment of people to make democracy work. www.cleanwateraction.org