Connecticut News

Keep Playgrounds Free of Toxic Recycled Tire Mulch

April 20, 2017

We can't throw tires away in landfills because of all the toxic chemicals they contain so why is it okay to grind them up, call it recycled rubber mulch and use them on children's playgrounds?  Recycled tire rubber contains numerous toxic chemicals including styrene, a chemical that is neurotoxic and a likely human carcinogen, butadiene-a proven human carcinogen linked to leukemia and lymphoma and lead and cadmium which are also neurotoxic.  

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Protecting Connecticut's Water

August 30, 2016

We're partnering with residents, environmental groups and policy makers across the state to assure that the state water plan currently under development is comprehensive and robust and we want to p

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Solar for All – Building for Breakthrough

March 18, 2016

Community shared renewables – continues to stall. But we're changing that.

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Empowering Clean Energy Communities

March 18, 2016

Connecticut has a great way to connect skilled volunteers and residents to local energy planning and policy efforts: the Clean Energy Task Force. There are more than 60 task forces across the state.

Solar Installation. Photo credit: Brookhaven National Lab / Flickr-Creative Commons

Education and Action for Secure Energy (EASE)

March 18, 2016

Today, planning for energy security is on the minds of local officials as well as business owners.

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What is the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut?

December 17, 2015

Connecticut residents want to protect ourselves and those we love, preventing harm especially to babies and young children.