Join A Team
Competing in the Natural Lawns for Healthy Soils Challenge are:
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.
Winning town teams are those with the highest percentage of households pledging natural lawns, to not put quick release fertilizer or harsh chemicals on established lawns.
Bridgewater Team (2,545 households)
Cambridge Team (46,835 households)
Wellesley Team (8,449 households)
Needham Team (10,801 households)
Lincoln Sudbury Team (9,095 households)
Acton Boxborough Team (11,061 households)
Concord Carlisle Team (8,511 households)
Go Green Medford Team (22,917 households)
Milton Team (8,875 households)
Quincy Team (41,187 households)
These team will also be scored by their town and watershed, three ways to become a winner fighting climate change, slowing sea level rise, and putting the green back into communities.
Student Society for Sustainability at UMass Lowell Team
Form your own team to cool the Commonwealth
Register your group or organization by completing this form.
We’ll work with you to set up your own pledge form and your own reporting webpage.
In the spirit of high school football, we’ll post how teams are doing and present scores.
Springfield is currently in the lead! Researchers found mowing lawns every 3 weeks resulted in as much as 2.5 times more lawn flowers like dandelions and clover, and 93 species of bees!
Save money on lawn care while saving bees, worms, microbes, archaea, springtails, nematodes, rotifers, tardigrades, the full rhizosphere. Grass plants are fed by fungi and bacteria as part of the vast mycorrhizae network, called the wood wide web.
When you let your lawn go natural, we’re all winners!