Our children need safe drinking water – especially at school where they go to learn and play each day. Unfortunately, lead is contaminating drinking water at schools and pre-schools across the country. This “Back to School” toolkit designed to help parents, teachers and school officials get the facts on lead in drinking water and make the case for strong local action to ensure safe drinking water at school.
In order to improve the health, safety, and quality of life for city residents, Boston’s leaders should accelerate the move to a carbon-free future and join dozens of other U.S. cities in committing to achieve 100% renewable energy economy-wide by mid-century.
Despite decades of progress under the Clean Air Act, Americans across the country continue to breathe unhealthy air, leading to increased risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.
Solar power grew at a record-breaking pace in 2016. The United States now has 42 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy capacity, enough to power 8.3 million homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 52.3 million metric tons annually. America’s major cities have played a key role in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap tremendous benefits from solar energy.
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