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Rebuilding New Jersey’s Budget and Environment for the Many

June 1, 2020

As our state heroically strives to meet this crisis with a too-small Rainy Day Fund and an underfunded budget, it is worth considering what type of budget choices New Jersey can make now that can support working families, our state’s economy, and our state’s environment as we move forward together.

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Protecting Virginians from Toxic Chemicals

May 14, 2020

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) and other toxic chemicals found in many products, such as clothing, carpets, furniture, firefighting foam, adhesives, and food and beverage containers. PFAS-treated food packaging is a major source of human exposure to PFAS via contaminated food and drinking water.

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#LetUsBreatheNJ - Call to Action

May 13, 2020

Clean Water Action joined the Moving Forward Network in holding a World Asthma Day Virtual Town Hall featuring elected officials, health professionals and grassroots leaders working on the front lines to address the root cause in “asthma hotspots” like Newark, Elizabeth, Camden, California as well as state legislators promoting environmental justice legislation. Watch here.

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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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Giving Food Waste a Second Life

May 4, 2020

Amidst this time of hardship and uncertainty, we bring you some good news: Governor Murphy has signed a food waste recycling mandate (A2371/S865) that will help keep food waste out of landfills and implement more sustainable practices.

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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.   

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Healthy at Home: Eco-Friendly Activities for Kids & Families

April 14, 2020
Stay at home days can be a great opportunity to clean and de-clutter different parts of your house and lifestyle. But as we spend more and more time at home, how can we make sure our environment and the products we use are as safe and healthy as possible for our kids and families? We've put together a fun list of eco-friendly activities that will not only help get rid of those quarantine blues, but also help you create a toxic-free, zero waste home! From upcycling plastic bottles to creating hanging flowerpots out of lightbulbs, these projects will surely keep your family busy.
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Earth Day Design Contest

April 3, 2020

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, Clean Water Action invites all parents and kids to join our Earth Day Design Contest! 

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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. 

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Let’s “turn off the tap” on toxic PFAS chemicals

March 13, 2020

FAS chemicals have created a toxic and lasting legacy of pollution. We must take action to “turn off the tap” of these forever chemicals and we have an opportunity this session to do just that. Contact your legislators today.