— Recommendations to the Governor Malloy's Climate Change Council, 2015.
Clean Water Action is building on our strengths in energy, water, and public health to advance state climate policy and help communities build strength in the face of climate stresses.
Our CT Advisory Council:
- Andy Bauer, Chair, Portland Clean Energy Task Force
- William Dornbos, Director and Senior Attorney, Acadia Center
- Maureen Hart, Executive Director, International Society of Sustainability Professionals
- Mark Mitchell MD, MPH, Mitchell Environmental Health Associates, National Medical Association
- Lynn Stoddard, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy
- Tom Swarr, sustainability engineer
- Don Watson, FAIA, architect and FEMA subject matter expert on resiliency
- Barr Foundation
- Common Sense Fund
- Connecticut Green Bank
- Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
- Hampshire Foundation
- John Merck Fund
- New England Grassroots Fund
- SAFER States
- Lawson Valentine Foundation
- and generous contributions from the community
We’re mapping a path to 100% renewable energy for Connecticut including expanded access to solar by allowing co-op style development - while being careful that clean power infrastructure does not threaten open space, habitat, or natural resources. We continue to support Connecticut’s amazing Clean Energy Task Forces in their work.
We’re bringing our advocacy skills to Connecticut’s water planning process by addressing toxic pollution in our waterways and advocating for stronger water conservation through sustainable landscape design and efficient technologies.
We’re drawing out the connection between climate change and public health risks like asthma and vector-borne diseases, and reaching out widely to involve the public health community in climate policy.
And we’re getting toxic chemicals out of more and more products through negotiation with major corporations and recent legislative wins to ban plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products and to regulate pesticide application at schools and playgrounds.
Download our "Healthy Waters, Healthy Communities 2015-2016" brochure.
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