Massachusetts Blog Posts

Women leaders elected in Massachusetts

A good day for women, a good day for the environment

November 18, 2018

As a woman, environmentalist, and intern at Clean Water Action, waking up in Massachusetts on November 7th felt pretty good.

Failing to address toxic chemicals

No, Not Again: Major retailers still have a long way to go for safe stores

November 14, 2018

Mind the Store is a national campaign that works to get major retailers to get toxic chemicals off of their store shelves. Major retailers across the United States sell thousands of products containing toxic chemicals. Every year, Mind the Store releases a report card grading some of these retailers towards their progress on getting toxic chemicals off of store shelves. The companies are scored in different areas such as accountability, policy and disclosure.

Renewable Energy Now! Photo credit: Alex Garland, 2016

Why we must face climate change with a positive attitude

November 1, 2018

The world won’t end if humans keep up with business as usual, but we will face the most catastrophic loss of human and animal life the world has ever seen. We can’t downplay these findings. The real question is how do we talk about this in a way that communicates meaning and mobilization, instead of fear?

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The Candidates for Governor Discuss the Issues

October 23, 2018

On October 11th Clean Water Action, along with 14 other environmental organizations coordinated by the Environmental League of Massachusetts, invited current Governor Charlie Baker and h

Perfume products

Why does everything have to smell like roses?

September 25, 2018

Have you walked down the lotion, cleaning product, or  personal care aisles lately and gotten a little light headed from the hundreds of different fragrances hitting you all at once? Do you ever avoid walking past the perfume area in Macy’s or any of the other large retailers in malls?

Nina Frame - Massachusetts Intern

I am part of a generation that is not protected from mercury exposure

August 27, 2018

When legislators and government agencies make decisions, we request they consider my generation’s future and the potential of our lives, and those that will come after. A life riddled and intertwined with the threats of this heavy metal was not what our parents had in mind, yet it is what we face. We urge state and federal governments to protect us from these dangers and allow us to live our lives free of the effects of mercury and we call upon them to make decisions to ensure that our children are the first generation that is truly protected from mercury exposure.