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We Need More Clean Water Champions

September 9, 2020

The Clean Water Scorecard for the 116th CongressProtecting our water, health, and environment shouldn’t be a partisan issue -- but it has been, in the US Congress. For the fifth time since 2010, support for common sense legislation to safeguard our water, address the climate crisis, fix our democracy, and put people first broke down along party lines.

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Why I was glad to answer the phone

September 3, 2020

As part of the team that helps put together the letters and emails we send to our members, I’m also fortunate to get the occasional phone call from someone with a question, concern or compliment.

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Creating a Healthy Home: 4 Ways to “Detox” Your Space

August 20, 2020

These days, you may find yourself spending more hours in and around your home due to COVID-19.  While home, we can take some small steps now to reduce our exposure to environmental toxins to stay healthy and prep our homes for the winter months. 

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Hidden Dangers: Steps for a Healthy, Toxic-Free Lawn

August 4, 2020

Mounting evidence shows that pesticide contamination has harmful effects in humans, pets, wildlife, birds, bees, and other beneficial insects. This summer, avoid pesticide use on lawns. Pesticides are not needed for a healthy, attractive lawn. Instead, take an organic approach to lawn care and accept that variety in a lawn is good.

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Why We Endorsed Joe Biden

July 30, 2020

Today we endorsed Joe Biden for President. Why? Because he has bold plans to address the climate crisis and environmental racism, to protect our water, and to reverse the damage done by President Trump.

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Bottled Water: The Human Health Consequences of Drinking from Plastic

July 29, 2020

Next time you reach for the bottle of "pure" water, think twice as popular brands may be selling you water contaminated with microplastics and toxic chemicals from their plastic packaging.