Connecticut Blog Posts

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When Reform Doesn't Look Like Reform

December 18, 2015

On December 17, 2015 the Senate  passed a bill by voice vote to amend the nation's main chemical policy, the Toxics Substances Control Act.

Feet First on Water

August 6, 2015

Recently, I had the pleasure of working with a group of fifth graders at the IB School in West Hartford, CT who had chosen to study water issues. They invited me to address some tough questions - “Why should we save water when we have plenty of clean water? How does this help those who are without adequate water supplies? Will using more or less water in West Hartford make any difference?

Covered bridge in West Cornwall

Clean Water - The Underpinning of Daily Life

May 28, 2015

Near my home, the Scantic River is a magnet for paddlers, hikers, foragers, picnickers - an oasis between the suburbs of Enfield and Somers, Connecticut.  A new pub on its shores, Powder Hollow Brewery, now makes craft beer from our local waters. 

Cosmetics - lipstick, other makeup - arranged on a table

It’s Personal: Calling on Walgreens for a Safe Chemical Policy

April 23, 2015

I feel really fortunate to live in the kind of community where your neighbors are a cornerstone of your life — we get together for coffee on Saturday mornings in our PJ’s, we take care of each others’ pets when someone goes away to travel, and we share our family life.