Harmful Algal Outbreaks and Drinking Water
Protecting Drinking Water From Hazardous Spills

The Issues

Stream, image from the surface of the water. Photo credit: Olesya Mishkina / Shutterstock
Protect Our Water and Health
Fighting Harmful Impacts of Oil and Gas Production
Climate Change is Water Change
Engaging the Public, Electing Clean Water Leaders

From We All Live Downstream

Connected Giving Round-up Donations Solution
July 16, 2018

Has this ever happened to you?

You’re finished shopping. You’re ready to head home with your groceries, or that special gift you just bought, or that last item you needed to finish the project you’ve been working on.

Then comes The Ask: “Would you like to donate your change to [name that worthy cause]?”

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July 17, 2018

With Americans' busy lifestyles, often the last thing on people's minds is how much garbage they produce. Few people realize the immense impacts their every day actions have on the environment, particularly marine life.

Single-use products are the main source of trash in our waters. When this garbage is disposed of improperly, it ends up in our stormwater and sewer systems, and ultimately our oceans, which has a devastating impact on marine life. In addition, the manufacturing of plastic products produces enormous amounts of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants.

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July 11, 2018

They call it the Magna Carta of environmental laws; the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is the foundation for landmark health and environmental protections like the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act. NEPA is what gives any person or community group a voice on projects that can impact our health and well-being. It's what requires governments and developers to slow down and consider public concerns.

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