Toxics Action Center believes that everyone has the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in healthy, sustainable communities. In the past three decades, Toxics Action Center has assisted over 850 community groups across New England who working to prevent and clean-up toxic pollution in their neighborhoods. We work side-by-side with residents’ groups who are working to stand up to irresponsible polluters or bureaucracy that is slow to act, providing strategy advice, skills trainings and a network of scientific and legal experts. Whether it’s working to stop pesticide spraying at children’s schools, hold polluters accountable for toxic spills or preventing polluting industries from being sited too close to homes, our work directly impacts the health and environment of communities.
The Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) fights the climate crisis one town at a time, with the help of local MCAN chapters. MCAN’s role as a facilitator of municipal-level action is unique among Massachusetts environmental groups. We empower our local chapters by enhancing communication, promoting town-level projects that improve communities, decreasing climate change-causing pollution, and reducing development time for those projects. MCAN speaks on behalf of all chapters to improve Massachusetts energy and climate policies and programs.