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PFAS Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

August 9, 2019

PFAS are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances.

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David R. Gerraughty Award - 2020 Nomination Form

March 22, 2019

Clean Water Action is now accepting nominations for the prestigious David R. Gerraughty Award, named in honor of the long-time Clean Water Action program organizer and canvasser who chose protecting the environment and safeguarding public health as his "second career". 

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Take the Pledge to Reduce Single-Use!

May 25, 2018

There are so many things you can do to reduce your disposables footprint. These are our Top 10 actions for how to ReThink Disposable. Make a pledge below to continue doing the ones you already do, and choose the new actions you are willing to commit to.

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Keep Toxic PFAS Out of Food Packaging

March 19, 2018

Learn more about PFAS, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a class of chemicals that are commonly used and highly dangerous. 

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Demand a Plastic Free Providence!

February 21, 2018

Clean Water Action is working to ensure a plastic free Providence, starting with phasing out single-use disposable plastic bags.