Rhode Island News

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David R. Gerraughty Award - 2021 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.

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Rhode Island Trash Trawl - Solving the Problem of Microplastics

June 29, 2017

In summer 2017, we conducted a “trash trawl” in the bay to look for microplastics lurking in our own backyard in Narragansett Bay from July 18-22. The goal was to figure out how much microplastic pollution there is in the bay, where the most plastic can be found, and ultimately, what we can do to stop it from entering our waters to begin with.

Protect Families and Firefighters from Flame Retardants

April 20, 2017

Flame retardant chemicals sound like a good thing.