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Let’s Break Free From Plastic Pollution

During these difficult times the world continues to turn and we continue to pollute. Congress has introduced a bill that would limit the production and use of plastics and other packaging products. The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 (H.R.5845 in the House of Representatives and S.3263 in the Senate) is in response…

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Why not quick release

Top 12 Reasons to Not Spread Quick-release Fertilizer 12. The MA Department of Agricultural Resources recommends one application of 100% slow-release fertilizer in the fall. 11. Better golf courses only fertilize when needed; and make sure that no fertilizer goes anywhere else. 10. Save $ while not polluting by stopping the use of fast-acting fertilizer…

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What is quick-release fertilizer?

What is wrong with quick-release fertilizer? Quick-release is also called “fast-acting” and water soluble nitrogen (WSN) fertilizer. Quick-release fertilizer applied to established lawns is mostly lost to runoff and leaching, polluting waterways. Using quick-release fertilizer can force too much growth too fast. This overabundance of nitrogen can stimulate rapid shoot growth while slowing down root…

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Grass Turf and Soil Fun Facts

Fun Fact: Grass lawns improve air quality by trapping airborne dust particles and other pollutants. Fun Fact: Grass absorbs and disperses the sun’s rays, preventing the ground underneath from absorbing and storing the heat. Lawns reduce the need to use air conditioning on warmer days and save you money on use of electricity. Fun Fact:…

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Testimonials

Testimonials “One of the ways the Governor and state legislature can achieve their worthy goals of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is capturing and sequestering carbon in healthy lawns, both at home and in our public and private golf courses using non-quick release fertilizers.” Jack Clarke Director of Public Policy & Government Relations Mass Audubon  www.massaudubon.org …

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Participating Towns for Blue Sky over MA

Towns and cities participating in the Blue Sky over MA Contest Here are communities already gathering pledges. If you live in one of these places, please sign their pledge and together help combat the climate crisis. To Be Announced   We invite you to create your own group.   Let’s talks about how to participate:…

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Vote the Ocean

Pledge to be a consistent voter, one who puts first ocean, climate change, and environmental issues. ORI’s Vote the Ocean and the Environmental Voter Project are working together to send you free election reminders before every election. Studies have shown that these simple reminders can dramatically increase your likelihood of voting. You can double, triple,…

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ORI Deep Sea Canyon Rangers and Seamount Guardians

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument was designated in September 2016 after many voyaged out with the Ocean River Institute and other organizations urging government action.   The real work has just begun. We must now guard pristine Atlantic Ocean habitats from oil, gas and mineral mining who are viewing the canyons and…

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