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Keep Toxic PFAS Out of Food Packaging

March 19, 2018

Learn more about PFAS, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a class of chemicals that are commonly used and highly dangerous. 

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Demand a Plastic Free Providence!

February 21, 2018

Clean Water Action is working to ensure a plastic free Providence, starting with phasing out single-use disposable plastic bags.

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Rhode Island Trash Trawl - Solving the Problem of Microplastics

June 29, 2017

In summer 2017, we conducted a “trash trawl” in the bay to look for microplastics lurking in our own backyard in Narragansett Bay from July 18-22. The goal was to figure out how much microplastic pollution there is in the bay, where the most plastic can be found, and ultimately, what we can do to stop it from entering our waters to begin with.

Protect Families and Firefighters from Flame Retardants

April 20, 2017

Flame retardant chemicals sound like a good thing.

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Green Infrastructure Coalition

February 8, 2017

Clean Water Action is a leading member of the Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition, which advocates for natural landscaping methods to help clean and control storm water. Learn more.

Grassroots Management Trainee

October 5, 2016

Our Grassroots Management Trainee positions are open to those who want to develop into Field Managers and Canvass Directors.