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Plastic Pollution in Rhode Island: Part One

October 19, 2021

Let's continue the fight to get a plastic bag ban in Rhode Island. Click here to eliminate plastic pollution in Narragansett Bay and protect the community

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What will Zero Waste look like in the City of Boston?

October 12, 2021

These days, there’s a lot of talk about zero waste, but what does it really mean? When we envision our average Joe going zero waste we think of mason jars, composting bins, and the elimination of single use products. But how about when a whole city goes zero waste?

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Boston’s Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance and the Path Towards Equity in Environmental Law

October 12, 2021

Good news! Last week, the Boston City Council unanimously voted for the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance to become law. 

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Despair or Action: What Do YOU Choose

September 15, 2021

The latest report  from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says we are terrifyingly close to  the point of no return in terms of stemming the worst impact of the climate crisis. The world’s on fire and it's only going to get worse unless we act.

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My Summer Canvass Experience at Clean Water Action

July 27, 2021

My name is Erin Dracup and I’ve spent the summer as a field canvasser for Clean Water Action working on the campaigns to ban toxic PFAS in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

I grew up in Ithaca, NY and currently live in Boston where I attend Boston University and study Health Sciences with the intent of pursuing a Masters in Public Health. I’m most passionate about plastic pollution as well as how low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately impacted by water quality issues.

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Connecticut is now a national leader in restricting toxic PFAS chemicals

July 26, 2021

We did it! Our top priority bill—to ban PFAS in food packaging, firefighting foam, require the state to implement a take-back program and shift to a safe, fluorine-free foam was signed into law!

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Wins for Clean Water

June 30, 2021

The Connecticut legislative session is over and we’re thrilled that several bills that will protect our waters and our health passed this session!

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Plastic Free July: Reopen With Reuse!

June 29, 2021

For Plastic Free July, will you join us in calling on restaurants and businesses to reopen with non-toxic reuse?

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Living with PFAS in the Water

June 21, 2021

97% of Americans already have traces of PFAS in their blood, making it clear that this is an issue that everyone has a stake in. Drinking clean water is a basic human right. Whether it is you, or someone you love that is in the 97%, we must all take action today.

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We all need to breathe. The road to Asthma Justice.

May 3, 2021

Every year in May, World Asthma Day is held to raise awareness about asthma around the globe.