As canvassers, we can feel the impact of our efforts at every single door, but it is always reassuring to witness the actual fruits of our labor. Cheers to many more Clean Water Action victories to come!
It's a very uplifting and heartening experience to walk away from a house and know that someone cares and is working with us to make our world a better place. Even better, these conversations then turn into real political pressure on elected officials that changes public policy for the better.
Ready for some good news? The 2022 Rhode Island General Assembly wrapped up last week, and we are happy to report that several of Clean Water Action’s priority bills crossed the finish line!
Hello Rhode Island Clean Water Action members, allies, and friends!
We are very excited to introduce our new State Director, Jed Thorp! Jed is returning to Clean Water Action after, most recently, working as the Advocacy Coordinator for Save the Bay. He has a long career as an organizer and is very familiar with Clean Water Action and our local campaigns, so he is ready to hit the ground running.
The work we do here at Clean Water Action is about bringing people together, and we love partnering with other folks who share our values and mission.
We all understand the importance of practicing self care in our daily lives - and it feels even better when we know our self care is environmentally sustainable. This is why Clean Water has a history of working with Aveda, who has chosen Clean Water yet again as their local Earth Month partner! In 2013, Clean Water’s partnership with Aveda on Earth Day nearly set a world record for the largest number of haircuts for charity in one day.
With the support of our members, we were able to testify before the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee on February 17th in support of bills to reduce toxins in our lives and waste in the environment.
In this three part blog series, learn more about our work in Rhode Island to fight climate change, stop plastic pollution, and create healthier communities. The first in our series focuses on our campaign to stop plastic pollution.
Clean Water Action is also pushing for one or two things: a reduced tax rate for non-single-use products made from virgin resins or clear definitions explaining what products are single-use and which are not. Join Clean Water Action in eliminating the problem at the source.