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Green Teams

Join A Team  Competing in the Natural Lawns for Healthy Soils Challenge are: Watershed Teams Winning watershed teams are those with the highest percentage of households pledging natural lawns, to not put quick release fertilizer or harsh chemicals on established lawns. Taunton River Watershed Team Neponset River Watershed Team Charles River Watershed Team Mystic River…

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30% Conserved or Restored by 2030

Finally, we have a president who cares about conservation. The Biden Administration has laid out a bold vision to conserve and restore 30% of our nation’s land and waters by 2030. Biden’s “America the Beautiful” plan sets the first-ever national conservation goal. And not a moment too soon. Our nation’s pollinators and critical ecosystems are…

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Ocean-Based Climate Solutions

We need bold legislation that reduces carbon emissions and increases the drawdown of carbon dioxide with photosynthesis. The Ocean Based Climate Solutions Act (HR.8632), a comprehensive bill from Rep. Grijalva that promotes ocean health and resiliency and greens our shorelines, is a good place to start.

The Natural Lawn Care for Healthy Soils Competition

Announcing a challenge to restore the ecological function of our grass lawns with healthy soils and a myriad of life in the rhizosphere beneath the turf. Winners are the teams with the highest percentage of households pledging not to spread quick-release fertilizer or harmful chemicals. Teams are scored by total number, by town and by…

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Jerry’s Pond Collaborative Project in Alewife, North Cambridge

The Jerry’s Pond Collaborative Visioning Project A Vision for Community-Building, Safe Public Access for a Renaturalized & Revitalized Pond with Improved Biodiversity for the Enjoyment, Education, and Inspiration of This and Future Generations. We have partnered with the Friends of Jerry’s Pond to launch an internship program. Together, we are speaking out for improvements and…

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Harmful Algal Blooms, Eutrophication and Dead Zones

One of the most consequential impacts of fertilizers is the harm done to our waterways, and the ecosystems which rely on them. When we spread too much fertilizer, the excess enters our streams, lakes, and oceans through groundwater and runoff. The algae inside waterways feed on this excess nitrogen and phosphorus. It forms toxic algal…

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