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Break Free from Plastic Pollution

There are countless actions that “we the people” can take to break free from plastic pollution. These efforts will protect the environment, combat climate change, improve the quality of the air we breathe and water we drink, and make life better for wildlife in our oceans and our lands. This section of our site explores how we can greatly reduce production and use of plastics — starting at the national level with the newly introduced Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020. It also covers what can be done at state and local levels by government and individuals.

Plastic Pollution Kills Two Great Blue Herons Along Sligo Creek – We’re All Responsible

The best way to stop plastic pollution from killing our watersheds and ourselves is to to change our behavior and fight it at its source.

Let’s Launch Our Own Campaign to Fight Plastic Pollution on Sligo Creek

Grassroots campaign ideas that can attack America's plastic pollution crisis: support federal and local legislation, pressure plastic producers and more.

Sligo Creek and the Anacostia River Are Crying Out for Our Help

Our greatest hope for tackling the plastic pollution crisis in the U.S. comes with supporting the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act. Here's why.

Who Stole My Gully?

Hard rain and stormwater runoff can produce dramatic landscape changes overnight. Check out our videos that show a Sligo Creek gully before and after rain.

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