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The upcoming elections will be critical in determining how Rhode Island will address environmental issues ranging from investments in public transportation to the protection of our drinking water supply and from successful recycling to the prevention of air pollution. We are going to need strong pro-environment elected officials committed to protecting the environment, our health, and the quality of life for all Rhode Islanders!
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New England Wants Clean Energy Now!
New England Wants Clean Energy Now
Communities across New England are fighting for clean energy. Despite a utility-backed push to expand gas pipelines and suppress solar power, states are making progress and building powerful coalitions to fight for a low-carbon, economically just future. Read more
Interns Make Our World Go Round!
Clean Water Action’s internship program provides a great opportunity for young people to learn the skills of environmental organizing while making meaningful change. Here we’ve shared interviews with Ayanna Hampton and Rachel Fricke who joined the Clean Water Action Massachusetts team for their winter/spring semester and a profile of Nicole Harrison from the Rhode Island team. Thank you Ayanna, Rachel and Nicole! Read More
Support the Rhode Island Cesspool Act
Here's the problem: more than 25,000 Rhode Island homes still use antiquated cesspools for disposal of waste from toilets, sinks and showers. Unlike sewer systems and septic systems, cesspools do not remove pollution from wastewater. Instead, they just dump it in the ground.
Cesspools pollute Narragansett Bay, the coastal ponds, and the rivers that Rhode Islanders use for swimming, fishing, shellfishing and recreation. Cesspools also pollute drinking water supplies and are a threat to public health. It's time to do something!
So, let's make cesspools a thing of past. Click here to support the Rhode Island Cesspool Act
A Green Event seeks to minimize its impact on the environment and host community by incorporating core principles of resource conservation. These principles range from providing recycling to bike racks to procuring renewable energy and reusable materials. At each step a Green Event adds value for guests and helps improve the quality of life in the host community.
Mercury containing thermostats release mercury into the environment when they are handled or disposed hadhazardly. Exposure to mercury, even at a low level, causes damage to the functioning and development of the nervous system both in utero and in growing children.
When local governments took on responsibility for solid waste more than a century ago, household waste was primarily coal ash leftover from heating and cooking. The rest was mainly food and a small amount of simple manufactured products like paper and glass. Today manufactured products and their packaging make up 75% of what we throw away.