Toxics Action Center
Toxics Action Center

About Us

At Toxics Action Center, we believe everyone has the right to breathe clean air, the right to access clean water, and the right to live in a healthy, sustainable community. We believe our government should operate responsively, democratically, and help us ensure that our children grow up free of exposure to dangerous chemicals and have every opportunity to thrive.  

We know that polluters will often go to great lengths to avoid taking responsibility for their messes, and that government agencies can be very slow to do the right thing. When our communities are threatened by pollution, it is often up to everyday people to take action.

Toxics Action Center’s mission is to work side-by-side with communities, empowering you with the skills and resources needed to prevent or clean up pollution at the local level. Since 1987, we have organized over 1,000 community groups and trained over 20,000 individuals across New England to put together plans and strategies to effectively solve the problems they face. Not only do we provide the tools they need to defend their health and safety, but also the expertise they need to think strategically and come together for proactive, positive change. In our 30 year history, we have helped win hundreds of campaigns to protect the health of citizens and neighborhoods across the region. See stories from communities we’ve helped win campaigns. 

Every day, we respond to calls from residents across New England who want to clean up hazardous waste spills, curb pesticide use, and oppose poorly sited waste, energy, and industrial facilities. Along the way, we’ve brought together thousands of local community leaders to organize for common-sense solutions – from helping to pass the nation’s strongest toxics reform law in Maine to promoting safer, sustainable ways to recycle and reduce waste region-wide.

Toxics Action Center is here to help you create the safe, healthy community you deserve.

Are you concerned about an environmental or public health threat in your community? Get in touch with us.