A coalition of beekeepers, public health, farming and environmental advocacy organizations applauded today’s action of the Massachusetts Pesticide Board Subcommittee to protect pollinators by restricting the use of the harmful class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, or “neonics”.
Kaitlyn Mitchell said no to being an activist before she said yes. In fact, even after she said yes, she quit a couple of times. But each time she came back. Why? Perhaps, it was her political and community-minded upbringing.… Read more
To address the huge amount of clothing that is wasted and turned into environmental pollution each year, MASSPIRG partnered with U.S. PIRG to launch a campaign on Tuesday calling on states to hold the industry accountable for its overproduction and ban the destruction of overstock.
MASSPIRG Education Fund, MASSPIRG Students, Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, and other nonprofits launched a campaign on Tuesday calling on Whole Foods to change its practices on plastic packaging. The groups’ decision comes after the supermarket chain received an “F” for its policies on single-use plastic packaging.
According to the Commonwealth of MA COVID-19 website, as of July 10, Gov. Charlie Baker rescinded the emergency order he issued in March, which suspended the use of reusable bags in stores and froze the ban on single use plastic bags in the 139 cities and towns that had passed such prohibitions.
Organizations representing high school and college students sent a letter to state officials today urging them to pass legislation that will transition Massachusetts to 100% clean, renewable sources of energy.
As we remain in social isolation to protect public health, there are some steps that can be taken to protect the health of the environment as well. The Taunton Gazette verifies and reviews all letters to the editor we receive.… Read more
DARTMOUTH, Mass. — The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth today demonstrated its commitment to protecting the environment by vowing to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Boston – Activists from the millennial generation gathered at the State House today asking legislators to put Massachusetts on a path to 100% renewable energy by 2045.
AMHERST– By a massive margin, students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst voted to pass a resolution calling for the university to move toward generating 100% of its energy from renewable sources, with 92% voting yes.