Deer and egrets at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Beyond plastic

Urge local decision-makers to reduce plastic pollution and ban plastic bags

Every day, people throw away tons of plastic "stuff" -- cups, plates, bags, containers and more. This "stuff" adds up: Each year, Pennsylvanians use more than 4.7 billion plastic bags.

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Wasting our Waterways
This Dow Chemical facility in Freeport, TX released toxic substances to a local waterway in 2020.

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Wasting our Waterways

Polluters poured nearly 200 million pounds of toxic substances into U.S. waterways in 2020. We must strengthen Clean Water Act protections and reduce toxics use.

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Protecting our natural environment is our human responsibility. We don't own nature—we're a part of it. The solutions are out there. The first step is to call our elected officials in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C. Let them know we'll vote them out if they don't act now. Martha Morgan, Member, PennEnvironment
I encourage everyone to care for our environment because every aspect of our lives depends upon it, and we are the ones responsible for its care and preservation. Theresa Gallant, Member, Environment Washington
I think these young people are on the front lines, here, of trying to stop this [climate disaster], and, you know, I'm...I'm grateful for them. Jean Warrington, Member, PennEnvironment
It makes me feel good to know that I'm contributing something, and I hope it's helping the organization in it's important work. Ken Ford, Member, PennEnvironment
It is now apparent that we need to take significant action in the next few years if we are to have any chance of avoiding the really significant impacts of a changing climate. Bruce Parker, Member, Environment America