Connecticut Blog Posts

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Packaged in Pollution - I’m not lovin’ it!

August 20, 2020

On August 6th, we co-released a report in conjunction with the Mind the Store campaign titled “Packaged in Pollution.” The report found that PFAS chemicals are used in food packaging and food service ware to repel grease and liquids so food wrappers for burgers, fries, sandwiches and molded fiber plates and bowls are likely culprits. 

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PFAS in CT: From the Streets to the State House

July 2, 2020

Canvassing on the streets of central Connecticut after the PFAS spills last summer, community members supplied an abundance of energy and motivation that lead to fantastic steps toward protecting our communities from PFAS chemicals. 

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Cleaning Up Our Air By Cleaning Transportation

May 11, 2020

The best way to protect our health from the harms of pollution is to prevent pollution in the first place.

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Fifty Years of Earth Day: Where do we go from here...

April 23, 2020

It's Earth Week—and we’re dealing with the Covid 19 pandemic. These are unsettling times. The Covid 19 virus has, in a matter of weeks, shut down the global economy, wreaked havoc on human lives, stressed healthcare and essential workers, tested us all as we quarantine, cancel graduations and important celebrations, shift our work online and required people across the globe to stay at home.   

Reducing Plastic Waste and COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Across the country and the world, we are all struggling to cope with the new reality that is COVID-19.

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Let’s All Do Our Part On World Water Day

March 20, 2020

This Sunday, March 22 is World Water Day, a United Nations observance showcasing the need for access to clean healthy water around the world and the critical need to protect this precious resource.