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Composting Workshop

Clean Water Champs Workshop Series 2014 - Composting Workshopearth machine

Come learn about backyard composting - both indoors and out - an easy way to recycle, reduce waste, and save water, while helping the environment and your wallet! Sign up here to attend! Download the Composting Workshop Flyer.

Composting Workshop

  • When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 6:30-8:30 PM
  • Where: Clean Water Action office, 198 Brighton Ave, Long Branch, NJ (above Healing Star)
  • Cost: The training is FREE, but we are excited to announce that the first 15 Monmouth County residents who sign-up can receive an Earth Machine compost bin for only $35 (valued at $120). You must pre-pay by April 25 to guarantee your bin.
Click here to sign up! If you'd like to attend the training, but don't need a composter, select the free option. If you'd like an Earth Machine composter you must be a resident of Monmouth County and pre-pay by April 25 to guarantee your bin. Light refreshments will be served.

groundswell RISING film screenings announced!

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Attend a film screening of groundswell RISING, the new documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures which captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation of the fracking industry. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on actions being taken here in New Jersey to get protections from toxic fracking waste in place.

Download the Groundswell Rising Flyer Groundswell Rising Flyer (all dates)

Screening Dates:

  • Wednesday, April 9 @ 6:30 pm - Ocean City
    Ocean City Free Public Library
    1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City, NJ.
    Download the Ocean City flyer
  • Saturday, April 26 @ 2:00 pm - Toms River
    Toms River Public Library, Mancini Hall
    101 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ.
    Download the Toms River flyerFilm Director Renard Cohen will be joining us to discuss his experiences in communities impacted by gas drilling and to answer all your questions
  • Sunday, April 27 @ 4:00 pm - Long Branch
    Stella Maris Retreat Center, 981 Ocean Avenue, Elberon, NJ 07740
  • Thursday, May 1st at 7 pm - Wyckoff
    Wyckoff Public Library, 200 Woodland Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
    This Screening of Groundswell Rising is the opening film for the First Annual FLOW (Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff) Green Film Festival, which is taking place on Thursdays during the Month of May at the Wyckoff Public Library. www.wyckoffgreenteam.org
  • Thursday, May 8th @ 7:00 pm - West Deptford
    RiverWinds Community Center
    1000 Riverwinds Dr., West Deptford, NJ
    Download the West Deptford flyer

Become a Clean Water Champ!

Turn Your Environmental Passion Into Action!

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We are very excited to launch of our new volunteer program, CLEAN WATER CHAMPS. The goal of this program is to bring together people who are passionate about clean water and the environment.

Show your love for clean water! Whether you are in college, active in the home, or retired, sign up to become a Clean Water Champ. We will help you learn new skills, meet new people, have fun, and turn your passion into results. Together, we can work for a healthy environment and strong economy now and for the future.

Fracking in New Jersey

Gov Christie

Governor Christie

New Jersey Governor CV’s Frack Ban:
Environmental Organizations Cry Foul and Will Seek Over-ride!

Trenton, New Jersey – Today New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed the New Jersey Ban Bill (S-2576), flying in the face of the public and the New Jersey Legislature and forfeiting the opportunity to make New Jersey the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in modern times.  During the Senate’s session August 25, the Governor issued a conditional veto (CV) that set a one year moratorium on fracking in the State.  Environmental groups dismissed the moratorium as meaningless and vowed to work for an over-ride of the CV.  The Frack Ban Bill arose out of a public rallying cry for pro-active action by the State to prevent the water, land and air pollution that is occurring everywhere where fracking is being used to extract natural gas from deep geologic formations such as Marcellus and Utica Shale.     

Published On: 
08/26/2011 - 12:14

Clean Water Champs

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Clean Water Champs is a volunteer program with a goal of bringing together people who are passionate about clean water and the environment. Activities include workshops and events, tabling, lobby days, rallies, online activism, student internships, and more. If you haven't signed up, please do so today!

Ready to turn your environmental passion into action? Let's get started! We're including urgent items that you can help out with right now.

Composting Workshop

Clean Water Champs Workshop Series 2014 - Composting Workshopearth machine

Come learn about backyard composting - both indoors and out - an easy way to recycle, reduce waste, and save water, while helping the environment and your wallet! Sign up here to attend! Download the Composting Workshop Flyer.

Composting Workshop

  • When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 6:30-8:30 PM
  • Where: Clean Water Action office, 198 Brighton Ave, Long Branch, NJ (above Healing Star)
  • Cost: The training is FREE, but we are excited to announce that the first 15 Monmouth County residents who sign-up can receive an Earth Machine compost bin for only $35 (valued at $120). You must pre-pay by April 25 to guarantee your bin.
Click here to sign up! If you'd like to attend the training, but don't need a composter, select the free option. If you'd like an Earth Machine composter you must be a resident of Monmouth County and pre-pay by April 25 to guarantee your bin. Light refreshments will be served.

Canvass Director and Assistant Canvass Director Positions Now Available

Clean Water Action is the nation’s largest grassroots group focused on water, energy and environmental health.  Clean Water Action’s 1 million members participate in Clean Water Action’s programs for clean, water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, and creation of environmentally-safe jobs and businesses.  Clean Water Action’s nonpartisan campaigns empower people to make democracy work.

Putting Drinking Water First: Clean Water Action Applauds Obama Administration Proposal to Restore Clean Water Act Protections

Washington, D.C. - The Obama Administration put drinking water first today, taking a critical step toward restoring Clean Water Act protection for the sources of drinking water for one in three Americans. Clean Water Action applauds this vital proposal, which comes after more than 12 years of pressure by the organization and its members, urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) to close gaps in protection for nearly 20 million acres of wetlands and half of the nation's small streams. Once finalized, this policy will return Clean Water Act protections to critical water bodies currently vulnerable to contamination and destruction in the wake of polluter-friendly court decisions and Bush Administration policies.

Published On: 
03/25/2014 - 12:41

Zero Waste

zero waste logoWhat is Zero Waste?
Zero Waste is a strategy to reduce waste by reusing, recycling and composting materials instead of sending it to landfills or incinerators. It is a 21st century philosophy that guides people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.

Benefits of Zero Waste

Help stop the Pinelands Pipeline

In January, we helped helped stop a gas pipeline from being built through the Pinelands, a national treasure and provider of clean drinking water to millions of state residents. But the fight to protect the Pinelands isn’t over. The Pinelands Commission voted NO on the project.

South Jersey Gas Company is considering options to revamp its proposal and could approach the Pinelands Commission again. We are staying on top of the proposal and will continue to fight to ensure the region is safeguarded now and for future generations.

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