clean water action

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New Jersey Legislative Priorities for 2020!

January 21, 2020

We're gearing up for an exciting new legislative session - and hope you will join us in holding our elected officials accountable and prioritizing clean water, our health and the environment!

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Big win! State procurement agency restricts harmful chemicals in food packaging.

January 21, 2020

Our work with Connecticut’s procurement agency is paying off. Connecticut will now restrict the purchasing of many food service ware and food packaging items that contain toxic per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS chemicals) and significantly reduce styrene (Styrofoam) and plastics. 

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How did Massachusetts companies rank in the retailer report card?

November 20, 2019

This week, we helped to release the 4th annual Who’s Minding the Store? www.retailerreportcard.org report card grading 43 major retailers on their actions to keep toxic chemicals out of products and packaging.

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Big Wins to Stop "Forever Chemicals"

November 14, 2019

We’re celebrating some big wins with our Mind the Store campaign work this fall! This campaign focuses on targeting major retailers and urging them to work with their suppliers to shift away from toxic chemicals in products, including the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS or per and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Recent highlights include: 

September 17, 2019: Home Depot announces it will no longer sell carpets or textiles containing PFAS chemicals.

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Celebrating Good Times & Environmental Champions in Connecticut

November 12, 2019

Learn more about our Fall Harvest event!

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Faith and Environmental Ethics

November 12, 2019

This past summer, I worked as a community organizer for Clean Water Action.

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Green Infrastructure- the Solution to Pittsburgh's Sewage Overflow & Increasing Rain Events

November 11, 2019

We are already seeing the impacts of a changing climate through heavy rain.

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Leading the Way: Bright City Providence Moves Towards Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

October 22, 2019

How can your City green its procurement? Safer States developed a Sustainable Procurement Roadmap with sample policies and strategies for implementation. Both the Center for Environmental Health and the Responsible Purchasing Network are available for one-on-one technical support.

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Celebrating Good Times & Environmental Leaders in Pennsylvania

October 21, 2019

Recently, Clean Water Fund held its annual auction events in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The Pittsburgh auction celebrated its 10th anniversary, while the Philadelphia event has been going strong for a whopping 22 years.

The events generate financial support for our local campaigns that seek to improve democracy, develop strong grassroots leadership, and bring together diverse communities to work cooperatively for environmental progress.

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25th Annual Fall Celebration Awardee Feature: Sarah Gokey

October 14, 2019

On October 19th, at our 25th annual Fall Benefit, Clean Water Action will present the 2019 John O’Connor Award for Canvassing to Sarah Gokey, a Field Manager in our Northampton Field Canvass.