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ReThink Disposable team at the Alameda litter tracking and sorting event
December 11, 2018

On October 8th, Alameda City employees Kerry Parker and Marc Bautista joined ReThink Disposable program staff and members of Clean Water Action's field canvass team to pick through litter collected by the city’s streetsweeper from the two main busy commercial downtown districts on the island.

Rooftop solar panel. photo: istock.com
December 10, 2018

Last year, the General Assembly voted to divert $175 million dollars from the Connecticut Green Bank, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the Conservation and Load Management and Clean Energy Funds to plug a budget hole.

a dog in a river / photo: flickr.com/isthmene CC
December 5, 2018

If you feel like you’re getting body-slammed by all the requests coming in through your phone or computer, you’re not alone. Here’s why: almost one-third of total giving happens in the month of December. The causes you care about most, and many others, don’t want to be left out.

Lake Michigan, photo: flickr.com/elviskennedy  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
December 3, 2018

The Michigan lame duck legislature is racing to pass attacks on our water before the new legislature and Governor are seated in January. We need all Michigan clean water activists to help fight back by making two quick phone calls, one to your State House Representative and one to your State Senator, asking them to oppose the multiple anti-environment and anti-democratic initiatives that corporate lobbyists have pushed lawmakers to pursue during this backward and unaccountable session.

photo of Nicole Masaki, canvasser for Clean Water Action
November 30, 2018



I am 22 and I have my dream job. In college I majored in environmental studies and focused on environmental justice. And unless I could get paid for activism and volunteer work, I really didn’t see myself getting paid for something I loved doing. 

Help us stop Donald Trump’s Dirty Water agenda.
November 29, 2018

Protecting clean water has always kept us busy. We’re rooted in our groundbreaking campaign to pass the Clean Water Act in 1972, and from the moment the Act was signed into law there have been corporate polluters and anti-government ideologues attempting to weaken or subvert the law.

Farm Field
November 27, 2018

The 2019 Minnesota State Legislative Session starts January 8th.  In the weeks leading up to the start of session we are going send you a brief weekly preview of the issues we want to address and the solutions we will be pushing at the Capitol. This week’s focus is on excessive runoff from corporate, industrial agricultural farm fields in Minnesota.

Women leaders elected in Massachusetts
November 18, 2018

As a woman, environmentalist, and intern at Clean Water Action, waking up in Massachusetts on November 7th felt pretty good. All 17 candidates that Clean Water endorsed in Massachusetts won their races, meaning that strong advocates for the environment will be taking office all around the state.

Thank you for all you do for clean water
November 18, 2018

As I look back on 2018, one thing becomes apparent -- Clean Water members and supporters matter.

Happy Thanksigivng. Photo credit  Joey Rozier, Flickr
November 16, 2018

These simple steps will help ensure that you can focus the rest of your holiday on your food, friends, and family