Communities In Action

100% Renewable Energy for Massachusetts

Toxics Action Center and grassroots community leaders have worked for decades to help Massachusetts transition away from fossil fuels like coal and fracked gas. Now, we're teaming up to move our state to 100% renewable energy. Let's power forward, together. Sign our petition to help create a Commonwealth that runs on 100% renewable energy.

10th Annual Activism Celebration

Come raise a glass to activists' victories for a safer energy future in Massachusetts. From a retirement date for the Pilgrim nuclear power plant to the state's last coal plant closing down: there's a lot to cheer and celebrate. Click here to join us on Nov. 30.

Gardeners Beware

Your favorite flower might be hiding a dirty secret. Neonicotinoids, a highly toxic class of pesticide, are widely used on plants by major retailers like Ace Hardware and Walmart. These pesticides are responsible for killing millions of bees and can have a devastating effect on human health.
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Toxics Action Center is hiring!

We’re looking for people to join our team of organizers across New England
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Our 2015 Annual Report is Here!

Read all about incredible citizen organizing across New England
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Problems and Solutions

Since 1987, Toxics Action Center organizers have worked side by side with more than 750 communities across New England to clean up hazardous waste sites, reduce industrial pollution, curb pesticide use, ensure healthy land use, replace dangerous chemicals with safer alternatives, and oppose dangerous waste, energy, and industrial facilities. We work on issues where environmental pollution threatens our health. Read more


Frontline, Environmental Justice Communities Urge Northeast States to Take Stronger Action Against Pollution

On Day After Election, Springfield Residents Pack Public Hearing on Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Community Members Call for RGGI To Ramp Down Pollution, Protect and Benefit Disadvantaged Communities

Vermont Residents Alarmed by Lax Oversight, Safety Problems on Pipeline

Community Groups, Allies Calling on Federal Government to Step In

South Portland, ME Passes Powerful Pesticide Ordinance

Maine Community Becomes National Leader in Movement to Reduce Pesticides

Residents of Graniteville, VT Cheer Rock Crusher Ruling

Vermont Supreme Court Rules Rock Crushers on Rock of Ages Tract Must Obtain Act 250 Permit