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Pushing for safer chemicals at Shaw's Market

The Fight for Safer Chemicals - July 2016

Despite public outcry against BPA, a recent report showed that 67% of the nearly 200 canned food items collected in 19 states (including CT) and 1 Canadian province had BPA-based epoxy in the lining and/or lid of the can! 

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Safer Sofas

Toxic flame retardant chemicals are no longer needed in home products made with polyurethane foam—but a new report shows that while many companies are making sure their products are free of toxic flame retardants, others are lagging behind.

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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.

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Solar for All – Building for Breakthrough

Community shared renewables – continues to stall. But we're changing that.

From We All Live Downstream

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States continue to lead the way to drive safer chemical policies and corporate practices

August 9, 2016

As a nurse, I worry a lot about the growing body of research linking exposure to toxic chemicals in products we use every day, with the rising incidence of disease.

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Legislative Session 2016: Building Momentum and Making Gains in CT!

May 10, 2016

This short 2016 legislative session has been amazing, exhausting, productive, and heart-breaking all at once.

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Urban Planning in the Age of Climate Change

May 3, 2016

Climate change touches everything, including the conditions for human settlements on the land.  In Connecticut, our single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions is transportation.