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Clean Water Action has been in Minnesota since 1982, focusing on finding solutions to health, consumer, environmental and community problems,  developing strong, community-based environmental leadership, and working for policies that improve lives and protect water.

Sign Up For A Minnesota Healthy Homes Presentation!

Healthy Homes presentations take about an hour and discuss the toxics commonly found in homes, why they are a danger, and what you can do about them. We're here to support you in making safe, clean, positive, and affordable choices regarding how you shop, eat, and live! Sign up today to learn more.

Join the ReThink Disposable Movement in Minnesota!

ReThink Disposable helps food service providers from restaurants to cafeterias to soup kitchens and music venues shift away from single-use foodware to resuable sustainable alternatives. Save money and save the planet - contact us to learn more!

Minnesota's Cumulative Impacts Law: Rulemaking

In the 2023 Minnesota legislative session, we saw the passage of an important environmental justice law; the cumulative impacts law. This law is currently entering into the rulemaking process, where the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will clarify details of how the law will work in effect. This will be an incredibly important process to engage with, as weak rules could effectively undermine any power this law could hold.


Rethink Disposable in Minnesota

Clean Water Action’s award-winning ReThink Disposable program is expanding to Minnesota! ReThink Disposable works with local jurisdictions, businesses, and consumers of take-out food packaging (almost everyone these days) to inspire a cultural shift away from the single-use disposable items.

Field to Fork

The long term goal of Clean Water Action Minnesota’s Sustainable Feed, Sustainable Food is to reshape this industrialized food system, in relation to livestock production, to implement policies that reflect sustainable practices in order to protect our natural resources including soil health, native landscapes, and clean water.

Safer Chemicals for Minnesota

Did you know the shampoo, cleaner, or laundry detergent you wash down the drain may be harming your health and the health of our water? Find out how these chemicals are making their way from our products into our bodies and water, discover simple steps you can take to protect your health from toxic chemicals, and see what we're doing to fight for safer chemicals.

Environmental Justice & Equity in Minnesota

Clean Water believes that health and quality of life should not be determined by your zip code, and every community in the state of Minnesota deserves to have their health and environmental safety treated with equity and integrity. We stand in solidarity and working with residents and allies to address decades of systemic injustice, bringing decision making power back to communities, and providing essential and necessary protections against pollution.

Combatting the Lead Problem in Minnesota

Clean Water Action Minnesota is working to advocate for funding and programs to improve lead remediation efforts at all levels. This includes education, advocacy, and community powerbuilding. We are committed to fighting for lead abatement and removal until the problem has been completely eliminated.

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Profiles in Prevention

Clean Water Action works to ensure access safe, affordable source of drinking water now, and for future generations. Too often that means fighting to hold polluters accountable for cleaning up their mess, but we know that ultimately, the best way to fight pollution is to prevent it at the source. The more pollution we prevent, the less we have to clean up.
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