Connecticut Blog Posts

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Cleaning Up Our Air By Cleaning Transportation

May 11, 2020

The best way to protect our health from the harms of pollution is to prevent pollution in the first place.

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Fifty Years of Earth Day: Where do we go from here...

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.   

Reducing Plastic Waste and COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Across the country and the world, we are all struggling to cope with the new reality that is COVID-19.

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Let’s All Do Our Part On World Water Day

March 20, 2020

This Sunday, March 22 is World Water Day, a United Nations observance showcasing the need for access to clean healthy water around the world and the critical need to protect this precious resource. 

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Let’s “turn off the tap” on toxic PFAS chemicals

March 13, 2020

FAS chemicals have created a toxic and lasting legacy of pollution. We must take action to “turn off the tap” of these forever chemicals and we have an opportunity this session to do just that. Contact your legislators today.

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Big win! State procurement agency restricts harmful chemicals in food packaging.

January 21, 2020

Our work with Connecticut’s procurement agency is paying off. Connecticut will now restrict the purchasing of many food service ware and food packaging items that contain toxic per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS chemicals) and significantly reduce styrene (Styrofoam) and plastics.