50 years ago, someone had the idea that if we gathered together on a single day, we could show solidarity in our demands to protect and restore our environment, show strength in numbers, and gather comfort from being with like-minded people. Rivers were on fire, people were dying from pollution and everyone was being poisoned by the world around us.
We are halfway through the Minnesota 2018 legislative session and it’s been made clear that some of our lawmakers are not willing to put our environment and public health first. They are placing policies that ignore science and weaken protections for our land, air, and water before people.
The days are getting longer, the birds are beginning to chirp, and the weather is warming up which means Earth Day is right around the corner.
This year, Clean Water Action is celebrating Earth Day by partnering with our friends at the Minneapolis Parks Board for a cleanup day at Bassett Creek Park.
What better way to celebrate our Earth than by joining together with neighbors and friends to clean up a park so dear to our hearts?
Join us on Saturday, May 12th from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Bassett Creek Park, located at the SW corner of Morgan Ave. N. and Chestnut Ave.
Of course all parents want to do what’s best for the well-being and safety of their children and family, so it’s a big concern that manufacturers still aren’t transparent about the chemicals used in their products. It seems like finding baby products that you know are toxic-free is nearly impossible.
It’s been a busy year here at Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund continuing our fight to protect our lakes, rivers, and streams, and to ensure safe and affordable drinking water for all Minnesotans. We need your help today on Give to the Max Day to keep fighting for clean water!
Clean Water Action is proud to announce our endorsements of Elizabeth Dickinson for mayor of St. Paul, and Betsy Hodges for re-election as mayor of Minneapolis.
Elizabeth Dickinson for Mayor of St. Paul
There was widespread concern in the environmental community that the Minnesota Legislature would spend the 2017 legislative session putting our water, air, and public health at risk.