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Big wins for climate this session!

May 16, 2022

The Connecticut legislative session ended on May 4th and we’re celebrating some big wins on climate! 

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Dear REI: Hiking & PFAS Chemicals Don't Belong Together

May 13, 2022

Hi REI,

I just gotta say, I've been shopping at REI for about six years, I love your equipment and the folks who work at your stores are extremely helpful.

I'm writing about PFAS chemicals used in outdoor gear.  This stuff is... well, to call it crap would be polite.  And the ironic thing is I've used your gear to go to places of amazing beauty and purity.

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Climate Action Now!

March 23, 2022

Together, with our amazing phone canvass team, we’re urging all legislators to support and pass these bills by the end of session on May 9th.  Join us to fight for bold climate action now!!

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Ramping Up Energy Efficiency for People and the Planet!

March 7, 2022

When we think about addressing climate change, we may not think about the value of energy efficiency, but energy efficiency initiatives in buildings reduces energy consumption and fossil fuels and is one of the key ways to mitigate climate change in Connecticut.

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Join Connecticut's Week of Giving!

December 8, 2021

Join our Clean Water Week of Giving happening Dec 13-17 in Connecticut!

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Next steps to Phase Out PFAS in Connecticut

October 26, 2021

Connecticut became a national leader when we passed our priority PFAS (per and polyfluoroalkyl substances) bill this year.

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Moving Towards Zero Waste in Connecticut

August 9, 2021

Connecticut’s Incinerator is shutting down - now is not the time to expand a polluting ash disposal facility.

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Connecticut is now a national leader in restricting toxic PFAS chemicals

July 26, 2021

We did it! Our top priority bill—to ban PFAS in food packaging, firefighting foam, require the state to implement a take-back program and shift to a safe, fluorine-free foam was signed into law!

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Legislative update! Two critical PFAS bills moving forward in Connecticut.

April 21, 2021

Connecticut’s legislative session is in full swing and we’re working hard on two important bills to reduce PFAS contamination. 

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Your voice matters--even when you don't think it does!

October 13, 2020

As a member of Clean Water Action’s CT Energy Network, I’ve had the opportunity to learn more about state programs on energy efficiency and renewables, connect with other energy task force leaders across the state and share best practices that we can help implement in our towns.