Being passionate about the outdoors has taught me the importance of protecting it but since becoming a mother, the sense of urgency has increased. I look over at my now five month old and recognize that I should be doing more to ensure I'm living a sustainable lifestyle. I want my son to be able to experience the fisheries I've had the pleasure of exploring. I want the river to continue flowing for years to come and for the next generation to experience a healthy ocean with an ecosystem that is thriving. The only way we can guarantee a future for our fisheries is by protecting the Clean Water Act. According to the EPA, “The Clean Water Act (CWA) establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into the waters of the United States and regulating quality standards for surface waters.”
Recently, the Clean Water Act was threatened when an organization wanted to limit the kinds of wetlands and streams that the Act protects from pollution. Eliminating these sorts of protections could have consequential impacts on the quality of our country's water. Thankfully, Earthjustice, a non-profit environmental law organization is dedicated to bringing awareness to this case.
A great way to stay informed is by following organizations that are at the forefront of change. Earthjustice is a great organization that fights for our planet and the causes we care about. From major oil spills, drilling in Alaska to toxic algae blooms in Florida, it’s Earthjustice doing the hard work to make positive change and hold companies accountable for any damage to our precious resources.
It’s imperative that we speak up and take action. Here’s a few ways you can make a positive impact.
sign petitions on causes you care about
Tell the EPA to defend clean water
write to your local representatives
donate to organizations like @earthjustice that are fighting the good fight
participate in climate rallies and other direct advocacy work
I feel so fortunate to collaborate with Earthjustice on this messaging and I’ll continue to utilize my platform to advocate for change.
Take action and tell the EPA to defend clean water at the link below.