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Building Power: Community Partnerships
It’s no secret that the environmental health problems facing society, from rising rates of certain cancers and learning disabilities to the power of corporate polluters to the climate crisis, are daunting. These are complex and often long-term battles that call for smart strategies, persistence and tools that multiply this impact.
One of Clean Water Action’s most powerful answers to these often frustrating dynamics: tapping into the power of community partners who help shine the light on society’s need for a healthier New England while adding their creativity and knowledge of local issues to the mix. Clean Water Action works shoulder to shoulder with these partners to build a healthier tomorrow. Read on and meet a few of the leaders Clean Water Action is proud to have on the team. Read More
Governor Malloy just signed new energy legislation into law this last
Monday. Thanks to your support, we were able to work alongside other
energy advocates and win some important victories this session.
But this year was also one of the most hostile years for clean energy in the past decade, with powerful efforts to roll back our state's clean energy commitments and raid our state's fund for clean energy, the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority. Because of your support and literally thousands of phone calls and letters to Representatives, protests, news stories and more, we were able to reduce the damage on both fronts.
Ask Governor Malloy to support more protective policies for our communities to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals in our everyday products - click here!
Did you know that of the 84,000 chemicals in consumer products we use every day, only about 200 have been safety tested and of those, 5 have been regulated? There is growing consensus that exposure to toxic chemicals in consumer products is strongly linked to the following:
Connecticut residents want to protect ourselves and those we love, preventing harm especially to babies and young children. Our homes and our bodies should be safe from unwanted and dangerous intrusion. But there's a toxic problem putting our health at risk.
Clean Water Action coordinates the Connecticut Climate Coalition, a coalition of more than 90 health, faith, business, and environmental organizations.