Rhode Island News

Protect Families and Firefighters from Flame Retardants

April 20, 2017

Flame retardant chemicals sound like a good thing.

Bioretention_Rhode Island_Photo courtesy of  Providence College

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.

Community Organizer - Field

September 26, 2016

Clean Water Action is currently hiring field staff and interns to work on local grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of communities.

Fire Fighter in front of a burning building. Credit: Mike Gabelmann / Creative Commons - Flickr

Protect Families, Firefighters From Toxic Flame Retardants

February 12, 2016

Toxic chemical flame retardants are added to a variety of common household products like upholstered furniture, bedding, car seats and high-chair pads. These chemicals have been linked to health hazards like cancer, neurological deficits, impaired fertility and learning disabilities.

A Better Way

December 6, 2015

Requiring manufacturers to pay for the collection and recycling of their products encourages them to design products that are less toxic, more durable and more recyclable.