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Waterbury Home Energy Action Campaign image
June 6, 2022

Our Home Energy Action Campaign is official! We’re excited to work with partners and local leaders in Waterbury to help residents learn about and participate in the Home Energy Solutions program administered by Eversource. 

National-50-stories-Kathy Aterno
June 6, 2022

To celebrate Clean Water Action's 50th anniversary, we’re sharing our history and journey with the people who have joined us along the way as we worked to protect clean water through #CleanWater50Stories. 

photo by Keith Lasoya: Waste Neutral
May 31, 2022

This morning, the Baltimore City Board of Estimates is holding a hearing on amendments to the City's 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan - read the amendments for yourself here. Or for the highlights, read our testimony below!

 

Dear members of the Board of Estimates,

Pride Month #CleanWater50Stories Bob Wendelgass
May 26, 2022

Clean Water Action is celebrating our 50th anniversary and Pride Month with a special blog post!

PFAS chemicals  - toxic free future - rei campaign  image of polar bear on ice
May 25, 2022

While 21.5 million members have trusted REI’s products, recent testing identified PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals in popular REI brand-name jackets, including chemicals banned for manufacture in the United States and European Union!

Clean Water 50 Stories: Senator Jeff Irwin quote. "We absolutely need groups like Clean Water..."
May 23, 2022

To celebrate Clean Water Action's 50th anniversary, we’re sharing our history and journey with the people who have joined us along the way as we worked to protect clean water through #CleanWater50Stories. Michigan Senator Jeff Irwin has long been a champion on the issues that affect water resources in Michigan and the Great Lakes. In his time in the Michigan State House Senator Irwin received Clean Water Action’s Lawmaker of the Year Award and has continued to be a strong environmental advocate in the state Senate.

2014 Highland Park Flooding  Joe Gall  Camera Jesus.png
May 16, 2022

Right now, the majority of the country has no plan in place for storm related toxic chemical leaks. Improperly managed storage facilities can devastate a community’s drinking water.

national-climate-change-canva-earth floating in water.jpg
May 16, 2022

The Connecticut legislative session ended on May 4th and we’re celebrating some big wins on climate! 

National - REI Blog - Michelle Beaudin REI Coop
May 16, 2022

On May 16th, REI will hold its annual member meeting, where leadership will address the co-op in a presentation on its 2023 goals. This is an opportunity for co-op members and other outdoor apparel shoppers to have their voices heard. Send a message to REI today!

Clean Water Action: Girl drinking water from a faucet juxtaposed with polluted water sign
May 13, 2022

This year, we’re celebrating Clean Water Action’s 50th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act - our nation’s bedrock environmental law passed in 1972 with the help of our founder David Zwick. This law ensures that our rivers, streams, lakes and other surface waters are protected.