Join Us June 6
On Thursday, June 6, Clean Water Action will be hosting the Minnesota premiere of the new film Unacceptable Levels.
Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. To create this debut documentary, a man, his family, and one camera traveled extensively to find and interview top experts in the fields of science, advocacy, and law. Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, Brown presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and of where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us.
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Event: Unacceptable Levels film event
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: St. Anthony Main Theater, 115 SE Main St , Minneapolis
Tickets: Tickets for this world premiere are only $7.00. Buy yours now!
Tickets include coupons from our movie sponsors:
Clean Water Action experienced several victories at the State Capitol this year. Thanks to our members, we were able to ban two toxic chemicals from specific children’s products, create a framework to ensure our waters are cleaned up, and set Minnesota on a path to promote the next generation of clean energy sources.
Banning Formaldehyde in Children’s Personal Care Products – PASSED!
Clean Water Action, as a co-lead of the Healthy Legacy coalition, supported a bill (SF 357 – Rest / HF 458 – Persell) to ensure children are protected from formaldehyde in their personal care products, such as shampoo, soap and lotions. The bill bans the intentional use of formaldehyde or formaldehyde-releasing chemicals in personal care products designed for children under eight years old. Governor Dayton signed the bill on May 13 and so now these products will be formaldehyde free no later than August 1, 2015.
Asian Carp are voracious eaters which grow faster and compete better than native fish species, thus toppling the food chain and disrupting ecosystems – they are also on our doorstep. Asian carp were caught at the mouth of the St. Croix River, near Hastings, Minnesota, this past April.
In order to protect Minnesota’s waters we have to stop, slow and control their progress. This means stopping their spread above the Twin Cities, slowing their entry into Minnesota along the Mississippi River while continuing to develop effective long-term control measures. We can do this but the time is short.
President Obama can play a key role in this effort. He has placed a high priority on keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes and significant progress has been made there. However, in order to protect Minnesota’s waters we have to keep an eye on all fronts. Ask President Obama to provide regional coordination, agency prioritization and sufficient funding to keep Asian carp out of Minnesota.
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Find out how these chemicals are making their way from our products into our bodies and water
Learn steps you can take to reduce your exposure and protect your health and our water
The energy we use in Minnesota is directly connected to the quantity and quality of our water. Energy production is the largest consumer of water in the state and the old ways of generating power which rely on burning fossil fuels or nuclear fission harm our health and our environment.
Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are not just a nuisance when they reach Minnesota’s water but are a significant economic, safety and water quality threat. The most effective and feasible approach is to prevent their introduction. Clean Water Action is working on multiple fronts to prevent the next invaders from reaching our waters. Learn what you can do to help.