About the Event
5K Run/Walk to benefit Clean Water Fund, Aveda’s local Earth Month Partner in Massachusetts and across New England. The race is 9-noon on Sunday April 24.
Jog or walk the lovely 3.1 miles around the Wachusett Reservoir (strollers allowed, but must begin last). The race will begin in front of West Boylston High School and finish in front of the playground. This will be a fun, family event with music, light snacks and special mini salon/spa experiences. In addition, we will be selling raffle tickets and Earth Month swag. Hope you can join us and help keep our water clean!
Register here and get more info on race logistics
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This is the second in a series of white papers that illustarate the importance of Putting Drinking Water First. Read the first paper here.
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For Immediate Release
June 2, 2014
Washington – Today the Obama administration announced carbon pollution standards for the nation’s existing power plants. These landmark safeguards for public health, the environment, and climate are the biggest step forward in our fight against climate change. Americans from Boston to Minneapolis to Oakland have been calling for this step for years. Clean Water Action welcomes the new proposal and will mobilize our more than one million members to support President Obama’s proposal.
Bob Wendelgass, Clean Water Action President and CEO released this statement
As the president said in June 2013, we "don't have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society". We couldn't agree more. President Obama also asked if we have "the courage to act before it's too late". We think we do and that's why Clean Water Action and our million members are committed to working with the president, with Congress and State Legislatures...with anyone who is willing to join us to combat climate change before it's too late.
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UPDATE: November 2015
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