Toxics Action Center
Toxics Action Center

Communities in Action

Every year, Toxics Action Center works with thousands of residents, in nearly a hundred communities across New England. We organize with neighborhoods for safe drinking water, for clean air, for pesticide-free schools, and dozens of other goals. Here are some stories of the activists we work with.

Check out our Communities in Action Below! 


4th of May 2017

Bristol Success Story

Moving Towards Zero Waste “The road was rocky, but eventually the landfill was safely closed, even earlier than we expected, and further environmental risks were avoided.” The Dangers of Landfills Unlined landfills are a relic of a past, when we just chucked our old mattresses, household trash, and car batteries into open holes in the […]

21st of April 2017

South Portland’s Success Story

South Portland Activists Take on Big Oil and the Chemical Industry Big Oil Comes to Town Canadian tar sands oil is some of the dirtiest in the world. And ExxonMobil was planning to use a World-War-II-era pipeline to pump millions of gallons of the oil through Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, crossing over rivers, the […]

20th of April 2017

Holyoke Success Story

Holyoke, Massachusetts Neighbors Retire and Redevelop the Mt. Tom Coal Plant Meet Carlos and Rosa Carlos and Rosa Rodriguez, members of community group, Neighbor to Neighbor, moved to Holyoke, Massachusetts years ago from Puerto Rico. Carlos works in a restaurant in the city and Rosa is stays civically active, serving on the board of her […]