Communities in Action


News from the Field

Every year, Toxics Action Center works with thousands of residents, in hundreds of communities across New England.  We organize with neighborhoods for safe drinking water, for clean air, for pesticide-free schools, and dozens of other goals.  Below are updates and stories from just some of the towns, communities, and states working with Toxics Action Center for more sustainable communities.

VT: New Law Pushes Vermont Closer to Zero Waste

This summer, Vermont took another big stride towards zero waste.

Happy Holidays!

How fracked gas pipelines threaten our energy future in Vermont and Massachussetts

Bangor, ME: Mainers organize to stop polluting mining operation

Gravel mining would profoundly harm the Orono Bog Boardwalk

Malden, MA: Cleaning Up the Toxic Legacy of the Malden River

Residents work to restore river access to community

Scarborough, ME: Banning Pesticides on Public Land

Maine town residents' organizing wins votes

New England-wide: 25 Years of Calling Attention to New England's "Dirty Dozen"

Toxics Action Center celebrates 25 Years of the Dirty Dozen Awards with New Report Release

Bristol, VT: Landfill Expansion

Residents work to prevent risky landfill expansion

Blocking Tar Sands Then Banning Pesticides

South Portland activists tackle a new issue

Framingham, MA: Residents work to shut down Massachusetts' most toxic site

The Framingham community group, FACES, takes on General Chemical

Williston, VT: Test Results Show Lead Contamination Spreading in Vermont town

Lead from nearby shooting range in Williston has not been cleaned up as promised.

Berlin, VT: Community Comes Together to Protect Drinking Water

Berlin Pond, an important drinking water source, was under protection from pollution--until last year.

CT: Citizen's Press Conference at New England Energy Summit

Activists Gather to Call for a Clean Energy Future

MA: Campaign for a Coal-Free Commonwealth Launched

Citizen activism in communities like Somerset and Salem have recently forced retirement of two of the oldest and dirtiest coal plants in Massachusetts. Now residents take on Mt. Tom in Holyoke.

New England-wide: Technology for Grassroots Action

A partnership with Toxics Action Center and the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science

Crystal, ME: Aroostook town mobilizes to protect aquifer

Crystal residents and Andy Jones of Toxics Action Center appeal before the Board of Environmental Protection in Augusta

Community Activism Across Massachusetts in 2015

Congrats to all the amazing leaders working for a healthier Massachusetts!

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