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May 5, 2020

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are joining with other nonprofits to mobilize a national day of giving. Ordinarily, this event happens in late November or early December but the need for action is too urgent to wait.

#GivingTuesdayNow May 5, 2020, spotlights the work of great 501-c-3 nonprofits like Clean Water Fund.

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May 4, 2020

Amidst this time of hardship and uncertainty, we bring you some good news: Governor Murphy has signed a food waste recycling mandate (A2371/S865) that will help keep food waste out of landfills and implement more sustainable practices.

May 1, 2020

On March 27th United States Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt ordered that the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe disestablish its tribe’s reservation.

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April 30, 2020

As our state heroically strives to meet this crisis with a too-small Rainy Day Fund and an underfunded budget, it is worth considering what type of budget choices New Jersey can make now that can support working families, our state’s economy, and our state’s environment as we move forward together.

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April 29, 2020

We love our partners in our ReThink Disposable program. Those businesses have worked hard to eliminate their use of single-use food ware by switching to reusable food ware, and have also helped to educate their customers about why it is so important to move away from our disposable culture. And we’re crushed that many of these businesses, these friends have been deeply impacted by over the past 6 weeks.

April 28, 2020

Have you received your absentee ballot in the mail?

If not, download your absentee ballot to print here.

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April 23, 2020

It's Earth Week—and we’re dealing with the Covid 19 pandemic. These are unsettling times. The Covid 19 virus has, in a matter of weeks, shut down the global economy, wreaked havoc on human lives, stressed healthcare and essential workers, tested us all as we quarantine, cancel graduations and important celebrations, shift our work online and required people across the globe to stay at home.   

Marguerite Young - Clean Water Action board member
April 22, 2020

Earth Day has always had a special meaning for me – a birthday for Earth and a call to action to do what we can to protect it. In 1970, I organized the very first Earth Day event at my school in Oakland. Eschewing the bus, I enlisted a crew of friends in a bike caravan to ride 10 miles to school. Alarmed by the oil spills along the coast, and the poisoning of wildlife and humans from DDT, my classmates and I led a day long teach-in. This was the spark that ignited what has become a lifelong career as an activist.

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April 17, 2020

50 years ago, someone had the idea that if we gathered together on a single day, we could show solidarity in our demands to protect and restore our environment, show strength in numbers, and gather comfort from being with like-minded people.  Rivers were on fire, people were dying from pollution and everyone was being poisoned by the world around us.

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April 14, 2020
Stay at home days can be a great opportunity to clean and de-clutter different parts of your house and lifestyle. But as we spend more and more time at home, how can we make sure our environment and the products we use are as safe and healthy as possible for our kids and families? We've put together a fun list of eco-friendly activities that will not only help get rid of those quarantine blues, but also help you create a toxic-free, zero waste home! From upcycling plastic bottles to creating hanging flowerpots out of lightbulbs, these projects will surely keep your family busy.