Things I Can Do
Where Citizen Action Works
A novel part of the Clean Water Act allows private citizens to sue polluters and force them to clean up their act. FRONTLINE spoke to dozens of regular citizens who have successfully used this provision and other tools to clean up our waters. Here are profiles of some of them…
Fifteen Things You Can Do To Make a Difference In Your Watershed
Tips from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Everyday Pollution Solutions
A guide to going green from the Environmental Working Group.
Ecological Footprint Quiz
This quiz estimates the area of land and ocean required to support your consumption of food, goods, services, housing and energy, and assimilate your wastes.
Clean Water Action
The Web site of this advocacy group gives you more information on how to volunteer and action alerts on pending legislation.
Household Products Database
Find out safety and health information on the basic products you use for personal grooming, as well as cleaning and maintenance of your home and car. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Help the Bay In Your Home
Advice from the Chesapeake Bay Program.
Protecting & Restoring Puget Sound
Tips from the Puget Sound Partnership.
Information On My Area
Surf Your Watershed
Plug in your zip code and this EPA Web site will give you information on the health of your watershed and citizen groups working to improve it.
How Clean Is My Beach?
Find out with this page from the National Resources Defense Council.
Keys to Success
It's Up To All of Us
Experts agree the key to saving America's waterways is public engagement. Here's why…
In the burgeoning suburbs of Washington, D.C., business leaders and activists are pushing a new development strategy. Here's what it is and why it makes sense to them...
Land Use: Q&A With Ron Sims
As executive of King County, Wash., he spearheaded the county's 2004 Critical Areas Ordinance, which restricted development in rural areas to protect water quality. Here are excerpts of a conversation FRONTLINE had with Sims about the ordinance, land use, and why we need to rethink our environmental laws.