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23rd of November 2022

For Immediate Release: Ten zero waste ideas for the next governor of Massachusetts

For Immediate Release: Ten zero waste ideas for the next governor of Massachusetts Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey and her administration have a huge opportunity to address one of the most pressing environmental and public health issues today — our waste crisis. With Black Friday upon us and shopping season ahead, it’s […]

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9th of November 2022

Big news in Acushnet! Judge issues ruling on PJ Keating

Big news in Acushnet! Judge issues ruling on PJ Keating We wanted to congratulate the community members in Acushnet, MA who have been working so hard to protect their community from harmful air pollution. We also want to thank Hon. William M. White Jr., Justice of the Suffolk County Superior Court, for approving an injunction […]

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31st of October 2022

Press statement from Zero Waste MA on new Department of Environmental Protection Waste Bans

Press statement from Zero Waste MA on new Department of Environmental Protection Waste Bans For Immediate release: Monday, October 31, 2022 Contact:  Jake O’Neill, Conservation Law Foundation, 617-850-1709 Leigh-Anne Cole, Community Action Works,(617) 721-2858, leigh-anne@communityactionworks.org Janet Domenitz, MASSPIRG, 617-308-9109, janet.domenitz@masspirg.org Statement: With stronger regulations, Massachusetts takes step to reduce waste disposal BOSTON – With new […]

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8th of September 2022

New report: “The Need to Enforce: Waste Ban Regulations in Massachusetts”

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 8, 2022 Contacts: Leigh-Anne Cole, Community Action Works, leigh-anne@communityactionworks.org Janet Domenitz, MASSPIRG, Janet.Domenitz@masspirg.org  Jake O’Neill, Conservation Law Foundation, joneill@clf.org  Elizabeth Saunders, Clean Water Action, esaunders@cleanwater.org New report: “The Need to Enforce: Waste Ban Regulations in Massachusetts” Coalition calls for more resources devoted to getting banned materials out of landfills and […]

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11th of August 2022

Gov. Baker signs MA Climate Bill!

Gov. Baker signs MA Climate Bill! Big news for Massachusetts as Gov. Charlie Baker has signed the climate bill (H.50690) today! It will reduce energy waste and help transition Massachusetts’ buildings and transportation system from fossil fuels to clean energy. The bill passed both the Massachusetts House and Senate with broad, bipartisan support last month. […]

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26th of July 2022

Climate activists gather outside MA statehouse to pressure Gov. Baker

Climate activists gather outside MA statehouse to pressure Gov. Baker Boston- Today, climate activists gathered in front of the Massachusetts statehouse as an important climate bill (H.5060) is sitting on Governor Charlie Baker’s desk. He must decide whether to sign the bill into law or veto by Sunday, July 31. If signed into law, the […]

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Gov. Baker, Sign the Climate Bill!

Gov. Baker, Sign the Climate Bill! Boston – Last Thursday, legislators passed a climate bill (H.5060) that will reduce energy waste and help transition Massachusetts’ buildings and transportation system from fossil fuels to clean energy. The vote in the House and Senate came one day after President Joe Biden’s visit to the site of the […]

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20th of July 2022

Biden visit highlights the power of local action on climate

Biden visit highlights the power of local action on climate Boston – Today, President Joe Biden visited the site of the former Brayton Point coal-fired power plant in Somerset, MA, a community whose organizing efforts Community Action Works has long supported, to speak about climate change and the transition to clean energy. At Community Action […]

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18th of July 2022

Our 2021 Annual Report is Here

Our 2021 Annual Report is Here Check out all that you’ve accomplished in our 2021 Annual Report. A note from Johanna Neumann, Board Member of Community action works: As a Board Member of Community Action Works for more than a decade and former community organizer with the organization, I’m so grateful for this opportunity to […]

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13th of July 2022

A victory in the fight against PFAS in Rhode Island shows a gap in legislation in Massachusetts

A victory in the fight against PFAS in Rhode Island shows a gap in legislation in Massachusetts On Tuesday Rhode Island enacted a new law banning PFAS in food packaging, while a bill to do the same in Massachusetts is at risk of dying in committee without floor votes in either branch. Many environmental groups […]

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