environmental health

Spring Fling in Boston for Clean Water and Cindy Luppi's 50th Birthday!


Come celebrate the Spring with CWA! Clean Water Action is so fortunate to have had Cindy Luppi’s hard work, enthusiasm, and diligence on our side for the past 20 years. Coinciding perfectly with her 20th year at Clean Water Action is her 50th birthday-it’ll be a party you don’t want to miss! 

Years of Living Dangerously - Premier Episode

As the president said in June 2013, we "don't have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society". We couldn't agree more. President Obama also asked if we have "the courage to act before it's too late". We think we do and that's why Clean Water Action and our million members are committed to working with the president, with Congress and State Legislatures...with anyone who is willing to join us to combat climate change before it's too late.

The new Showtime series,Years of Living Dangerously brings the storyof Climate Change home in ways that everyone can understand and share. It debuts on April 13th. Catch a sneak preview of the first episode right here.

Composting Workshop

Clean Water Champs Workshop Series 2014 - Composting Workshopearth machine

Come learn about backyard composting - both indoors and out - an easy way to recycle, reduce waste, and save water, while helping the environment and your wallet! Sign up here to attend! Download the Composting Workshop Flyer.

Composting Workshop

  • When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 6:30-8:30 PM
  • Where: Clean Water Action office, 198 Brighton Ave, Long Branch, NJ (above Healing Star)
  • Cost: The training is FREE, but we are excited to announce that the first 15 Monmouth County residents who sign-up can receive an Earth Machine compost bin for only $35 (valued at $120). You must pre-pay by April 25 to guarantee your bin.
Click here to sign up! If you'd like to attend the training, but don't need a composter, select the free option. If you'd like an Earth Machine composter you must be a resident of Monmouth County and pre-pay by April 25 to guarantee your bin. Light refreshments will be served.

From the Blog - Air Pollution from Coke Plant in Pittsburgh Cannot Continue

Lincoln Barber Shop - Courtesy of Joel Polacci

Lincoln Barber Shop - Courtesy of Joel Polacci

By Julie St. John, Pittsburgh Organizer

For years, Clean Water Action in Pittsburgh has been working to clean up air pollution coming from the Shenango coke works on Neville Island. The facility is located on a heavily industrialized piece of land less than one mile from densely populated residential communities and only five miles from downtown Pittsburgh.

Keeping drugs out of California’s waterways

We Can Keep Drugs Out of CA's WaterwaysThis year Clean Water Action is co-sponsoring SB 1014 (Jackson) which will require drug manufacturers to implement convenient programs for California consumers to dispose of unused or out of date medications safely.

Environmental and public health risks of unused medications

We are fortunate to live at a time when medical advances, including the development of antibiotics and other types of drugs, have enhanced and lengthened human life. Unused  medications, however, pose some risks to human health and the environment that are not widely recognized. When they get into the wrong hands, unused medications can lead to drug abuse and accidental poisonings. Pharmaceuticals are also ending up in our waterways, including drinking water sources.

Become a Clean Water Champ!

Turn Your Environmental Passion Into Action!

clean water champ photo

We are very excited to launch of our new volunteer program, CLEAN WATER CHAMPS. The goal of this program is to bring together people who are passionate about clean water and the environment.

Show your love for clean water! Whether you are in college, active in the home, or retired, sign up to become a Clean Water Champ. We will help you learn new skills, meet new people, have fun, and turn your passion into results. Together, we can work for a healthy environment and strong economy now and for the future.

Fracking Boom Would Increase California’s Earthquake Danger

On Shaky Ground - Get the ReportSAN FRANCISCO— Oil companies are increasing California’s earthquake risk by injecting billions of gallons of oil and gas wastewater a year into hundreds of disposal wells near active faults around Los Angeles, Bakersfield and other major cities, according to a new report from Earthworks, the Center for Biological Diversity and Clean Water Action.

A boom in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in California would worsen the danger of earthquakes, the report finds, by greatly increasing oil wastewater production and underground injection. Extracting the Monterey Shale’s oil could produce almost 9 trillion gallons of contaminated wastewater, the report estimates. That could expose California to a surge in damaging earthquakes like those seen in Oklahoma, Texas, and other states experiencing rapidly increased fracking and wastewater production.

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03/13/2014 - 09:00

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions - Courtesy of Ellie LeonardsmithCelebrate Rhode Island’s Environmental Leaders at the 12th Annual Breakfast of Champions! Join us  on Thursday April 17th at the Aspray Boathouse in Pawtuxet Village. Click here to get your tickets.

We’re honoring four of Rhode Island’s environmental leaders for their work on initiatives such as mercury pollution reduction, working with community groups and decision-makers to clean up toxic dump sites and former manufacturing sites, and establishing a non-toxic personal care product line.

Great Lake Awards Celebration 2014

Great Lakes Awards Celebration 2014 - Get Your Tickets HereCelebrate with us and raise a glass to remarkable Michiganders! Join us for the 2014 Great Lakes Awards Celebration!  The celebration is Tuesday, April 22nd from 5:30 - 8:00 at HopCat -300 Grove St., East Lansing.

Mark your calendars and RSVP today!

Interested in sponsoring the celebration? Visit this page to find out how!

Come Celebrate With Us - Spring for Water 2014

2014 Spring for Water Party and Fundraiser - RSVP

Saturday April 5th
Amala Foundation, 1006 South 8th Street, Austin Texas
6:00 to 9:00pm

Featuring: Live Music- TBA
Drinks-Including Sangria from Valley Mills Vineyards
Silent Auction

$25 entrance includes food and drink


Join the Facebook Event Here

We will be celebrating progress in our ongoing campaign to build a culture of water conservation in Texas. Since last year's Spring for Water event, we secured passage of Senate Bill 198, which no longer allows homeowner associations in Texas to ban xeriscaping. Since the bill's passage, we have held community meetings in Dallas, Houston, Fredericksburg, Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Bastrop, Pflugerville, and many more, to assist HOAs in revising their landscaping practices in a way that achieves the maximum benefit from the new law. Our meetings bring together HOA board members and residents, landscaping experts, HOA management companies, municipal water conservation staff, and other key stakeholders. We are proud to announce that numerous HOAs now give broad latitude to homeowners wishing to xeriscape as a direct result of our outreach. For example, right after hearing one of our presentations, four HOAs in Dallas amended their landscaping rules to allow residents to reduce  turf grass coverage in their front yards from 100% to 25%!

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