“We’re all in this together. We’re all humans. And we are a team that should support one another. I hope that someday it’s possible for everyone to have clean water and be healthy” – Jackie, 9
When the Youth Tritons swim club contacted us about doing a swimmathon to benefit Clean Water Fund, on the occasion of the Tritons’ 30th Anniversary, we said “Yes!” – of course. Our goal is their goal: fishable, SWIMMABLE, drinkable water, for everyone!
Our California Water Program Manager, Jennifer Clary, moderated a well-attended breakout session at the Green California Summit in Sacramento this morning on "Funding Safe and Affordable Drinking Water."
The problem being discussed: There are more residents in California whose drinking water standards are failing than the entire population of Flint, Michigan.
The economic and social impact of climate change on our communities cannot be understated. With the risk of increased flooding and drought, and the Trump Administration’s promise to scrap regulations restricting production of fossil fuels, the need for local authorities and community-based organizations in the development of climate mitigation and adaptation strategies has never been this urgent.
For Valentine’s Day this year, I want a hot date. So back off winter storms, late nights at work, the flu, or anything else that might keep me from my mission.
Chemical industry, I’m talking to you too! Keep your Chlorinated Tris, PBDEs and Firemaster 550 away. I’m looking to fan the flames of love, and your fire-retardant chemicals have no part in my V-day plans.