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Connecticut World Water Day Press Event

Protecting Water in Connecticut in 2017

We generally think of Connecticut as water rich with abundant sources that supply drinking water for the 3.5 million residents of the state and support recreation, fishing, boating and wildlife habitat. We enjoy the nation's highest standards for drinking water and have ecologically sensitive laws that protect stream flow and wetlands. 

A Mind the Store Event in Meridien, CT

Mind the store in CT in 2017

Clean Water Action and the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT are lead partners in a national campaign urging major retailers like Walmart, Target, CVS and Home Depot to "Mind the Store." 

Clean Energy Wind Turbine Sun

Empowering Clean Energy Communities

Connecticut has a great way to connect skilled volunteers and residents to local energy planning and policy efforts: the Clean Energy Task Force. There are more than 60 task forces across the state.

Keep Playgrounds Free of Toxic Recycled Tire Mulch

We can't throw tires away in landfills because of all the toxic chemicals they contain so why is it okay to grind them up, call it recycled rubber mulch and use them on children's playgrounds?  Recycled tire rubber contains numerous toxic chemicals including styrene, a chemical that is neurotoxic and a likely human carcinogen, butadiene-a proven human carcinogen linked to leukemia and lymphoma and lead and cadmium which are also neurotoxic.  

Protect the CT Bottle Deposit

Connecticut's bottle deposit law (a.k.a. the Bottle Bill) is a convenient and proven-effective way to increase recycling and keep our environment free from bottles and cans that would otherwise litter our roadways, beaches, and open spaces. According to national recycling data, states with deposit systems in place have container recycling rates that are more than twice as high as states without a bottle deposit, making the Bottle Bill one of the most effective environmental laws in Connecticut—ever!

From We All Live Downstream

At the Salon Event

Aveda - Partnering to Protect Clean Water

May 11, 2017

I love the work we do at Clean Water Action- protecting waters and put drinking water first, protecting health by reducing exposure to toxic chemicals and protecting our environment by promoting renewable energy. Aligning with corporate partners like Aveda, who share our mission and do amazing work worldwide to protect water and produce sustainable products derived from plants makes our work even better! 

3 Things I Learned Just by Showing Up

April 20, 2017

On March 31st this year, Clean Water Action and the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT, an advocacy group that aims to protect our children from toxic chemicals, held a press event to voice concer

A picture of Little Tuscarora Creek in Frederick County. The banks are slightly eroded.  Several mature trees are leaning over toward the water on the left, while newly-planted trees are on the right.

Protect EPA

March 22, 2017

In the 1970s, 88% of American children had elevated levels of lead in their blood. Today that number is less than 1%.  Bald eagles, once nearly extinct, have made a dramatic comeback.  The US has cut air pollution 70% while our economy has tripled.