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How to Protect Yourself from Lead-Contaminated Water

How-ToUnited States, Newark, PittsburghCourtney Lindwall

Residents of many cities continue to face high levels of this toxic metal in their drinking water supplies. Here’s what to do if this crisis affects you.

Como protegerte del agua contaminada con plomo

How-ToUnited States, Newark, PittsburghCourtney Lindwall

Los residentes de ciudades como Pittsburg y Newark continúan sufriendo de altos niveles de plomo, un metal tóxico, en sus fuentes de agua potable. Te informamos qué hacer si esta crisis llega a afectarte a tí.

How to Make an Effective Public Comment

ToolkitUnited StatesJenny Shalant

Whether you’re ready to submit a written comment or state your case at a hearing, these talking points, scripting guidelines, and other tips will help you make the most of your airtime.

How to Stay Safe From Wildfire Smoke

How-ToUnited States, WestAlisa Opar

Breathe more easily with these tips on choosing the right protective mask, maintaining your indoor air quality, recognizing when to avoid the outdoors, and knowing who is most at risk.

Cómo mantenerse a salvo del humo de los incendios forestales

How-ToUnited States, WestAlisa Opar
Respira más fácilmente con estos consejos para elegir la máscara protectora adecuada, mantener la calidad del aire interior, reconocer cuándo evitar actividades al aire libre y saber quién está en mayor riesgo.

Learn to Spot Greenwashing

How-ToUnited StatesCourtney Lindwall
It’s tricky to separate flimsy promises from what’s actually environmentally friendly. We can help.

Protect Your Community from “Bomb Trains”

How-ToUnited States, Gibbstown, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, PhiladelphiaNicole Greenfield, Amanda MacMillan

Trains carrying highly explosive fossil fuels barrel through unsuspecting communities every day. Is yours one of them?

Cómo proteger a tu comunidad de “trenes-bomba”

How-ToUnited States, Gibbstown, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, PhiladelphiaNicole Greenfield, Amanda MacMillan
25 millones de estadounidenses residen a lo largo de rutas ferroviarias que transportan crudo -- ¿te encuentras entre ellos? Infórmate aquí sobre tus opciones y derechos.

Fighting Phthalates

How-ToUnited StatesShelia Hu, Olivia Koski

These harmful chemicals are lurking in countless products, but companies don’t have to tell us which ones. Follow these tips to reduce your exposure.

Freeze More. Waste Less.

How-ToUnited States

Your freezer could be the secret to keeping ingredients fresh, saving money, and reducing food waste.

How to Lobby Your Legislator

How-ToUnited StatesLauren Evans

Follow these steps to arrange your meeting, craft your elevator pitch, and ensure your legislators understand why their vote on an issue matters to you and your community.