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MA_McDonalds not lovin it_Elizabeth Saunders_Clean Water Action
January 14, 2021

In a major victory for Clean Water Action and the Mind the Store campaign, McDonald's has announced a global ban on toxic PFAS ( per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances)  in their food packaging by 2025.

A farm in Central Maryland
January 13, 2021

We are continuing to work on legislation to decrease Maryland's reliance on trash incinerators and landfills, improve septic systems, promote environmental justice, and protect our bees. With our allies with the Smart on Pesticide Campaign, we are also supporting a package of bills to improve the resiliency of our food system by supply critical food workers with COVID-19 protections and sick leave.

"There is No Planet B" written in sand along wateredge. Caption: Ways to reduce your impact on Clima
January 4, 2021

Climate change is at the forefront of the political sphere as we head into 2021 and with the new administration. However, climate change is complex and can be overwhelming. While real solutions will require action on a global scale, you can make small changes in your day-to-day life to lower your impact on the environment.

 

1. Know your carbon footprint.

MA_Elizabeth Saunders_Firefighter and Childrens protection act press conf Jan 2019
January 4, 2021
January 1, 2021

Organic recycling is simply another type of recycling - transforming the waste so it can be reused as a soil amendment and does not clutter our landfills.

How does waste management at a business work?

Clean Water Action field canvasser speaking to a member on her doorstep
December 29, 2020

How did you first meet Clean Water Action? For most of our members, it was on your doorstep.

Mattress witha teddy bear on it
December 22, 2020

I did not realize the health risks of products until I bought a mattress that arrived on Valentine’s Day in 2007. I have had underlying neurological health conditions caused by growing up near a Superfund site as a child.  But nothing has impacted my health like the chemicals I was exposed to from sleeping on that mattress.

Chesapeake Regional Director Stacia Turner
December 10, 2020

Introducing Stacia Turner, Clean Water Action's new Chesapeake Regional Director!

December 9, 2020

Maryland’s legislative session ended early for the first time since the Civil War this year, because of COVID-19. This meant that the only piece of legislation we were working on that passed was the ban on chlorpyrifos. Governor Hogan vetoed the chlorpyrifos ban, opting for regulations instead. Regulations can be undone with the stroke of a single pen, which is why Clean Water likes strong legislative language!

MA_EnergyEfficiency_Canva
December 9, 2020

You may have called upon the services of Mass Save.  Free of charge, they will send someone out to your house and evaluate the efficiency of your home or business, replace your light bulbs with high efficiency LEDs and give recommendations on how to increase the efficiency of your home.