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Lawns for Climate Restoration Challenge
Without quick-release fertilizer, lawns are healthier with more growth capturing more carbon to slow the Climate Crisis.

Act in the interests of healthy lawns and soils, 

Use less water, causing less runoff pollution, 

Draw more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, 

Pledge not to use quick-release fertilizer or Round-Up on your lawn, 

Invite your friends and neighbors,

Join us for greener, cleaner landscapes. 

Capture Carbon to Achieve Net Zero Emissions

Massachusetts has passed a law calling for “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050. It’s time to take more carbon from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. Let plants store carbon in healthier soils.

Why Stop Using Quick-release Fertilizer?
What is Slow-release Fertilizer? (Click here for more information and videos) 


Team up by clicking here for contest entry form

Why Abstaining from Lawn Fertilizer Can Save Your Lawn, Your Home, and Help Fight Climate Change‍

Top Twelve Reasons Not to Spread Quick-release fertilizer

Healthy lawns and soils fun facts


What’s good about 100% slow-release fertilizer spread in the fall. 

Rob and Kaity talk about how your team can gather pledges to win the prize.



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