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“Power Comes From Having People Behind Us” - Introducing Our New State Director, Jed Thorp

May 9, 2022

Hello Rhode Island Clean Water Action members, allies, and friends!

We are very excited to introduce our new State Director, Jed Thorp! Jed is returning to Clean Water Action after, most recently, working as the Advocacy Coordinator for Save the Bay. He has a long career as an organizer and is very familiar with Clean Water Action and our local campaigns, so he is ready to hit the ground running.

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Exploring zero-waste in conversation with The Heal Room

April 26, 2022

The work we do here at Clean Water Action  is about bringing people together, and we love partnering with other folks who share our values and mission.

Birch Salon & Gallery / Aveda is celebrating Earth Month with Clean Water!

April 22, 2022

We all understand the importance of practicing self care in our daily lives - and it feels even better when we know our self care is environmentally sustainable. This is why Clean Water has a history of working  with Aveda, who has chosen Clean Water yet again as their local Earth Month partner! In 2013, Clean Water’s partnership with Aveda on Earth Day nearly set a world record for the largest number of haircuts for charity in one day.

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Fighting for a Safe & Healthy Environment for all Rhode Islanders

March 7, 2022

With the support of our members, we were able to testify before the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee on February 17th in support of bills to reduce toxins in our lives and waste in the environment.

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Clean Water Action's 2022 Rhode Island Legislative Preview: Part I - Plastic Pollution

January 11, 2022

In this three part blog series, learn more about our work in Rhode Island to fight climate change, stop plastic pollution, and create healthier communities. The first in our series focuses on our campaign to stop plastic pollution.

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Plastic Pollution in Rhode Island: Part Three

October 29, 2021

Clean Water Action is also pushing for one or two things: a reduced tax rate for non-single-use products made from virgin resins or clear definitions explaining what products are single-use and which are not. Join Clean Water Action in eliminating the problem at the source. 

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Plastic Pollution in Rhode Island: Part Two

October 25, 2021

In recent years, bills have been introduced to address polystyrene, plastic flatware, single-use water bottles and other plastic packaging. But, none have succeeded. The most efficient way to comprehensively solve the problem of single-use plastics, then, is with a statewide EPR bill.

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Plastic Pollution in Rhode Island: Part One

October 19, 2021

Let's continue the fight to get a plastic bag ban in Rhode Island. Click here to eliminate plastic pollution in Narragansett Bay and protect the community

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What will Zero Waste look like in the City of Boston?

October 12, 2021

These days, there’s a lot of talk about zero waste, but what does it really mean? When we envision our average Joe going zero waste we think of mason jars, composting bins, and the elimination of single use products. But how about when a whole city goes zero waste?

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Climate Champions Win Big in Rhode Island Primary Election

September 15, 2020

The Rhode Island General Assembly looks to be getting a bit greener after last week’s elections.

This past Tuesday, September 8th, Rhode Island held our statewide primary election. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this election looked a bit different than in past years. Usually, we know who the winners are by the end of the night or early the next morning but this year, we had to wait a few days. So we spent a few days biting our nails and constantly refreshing the Board of Elections results page. But it was worth the wait.