Green Schools, based in Mansfield, MA, is a nonprofit organization for Environmental Education and Environmental Literacy purposes. Their mission is to create Greener and healthier learning environments through Environmental Education, Awareness, and Action. Visit them here on facebook or at projectgreenschools.org.
As many of us know, the Charles River Watershed Association sponsors the Run of the Charles every year. What people may not know, is that they work on many other projects as well. One such project is the Residential Rain Garden Project in Franklin, MA. The goal here is to reduce the amount of phosphorus reaching the Charles River. The project is supported by the EPA. To learn more about this project and others, visit www.crwa.org.
Sad yet true. Government agencies make laws to protect animals, and it is not enough. Polar Bears and other animals are losing their homes, while banks are being rescued so they can make more money. So what can we do? Well, we can support groups that have the job of protecting animals. Write letters to have more protected land, and reduce our own pollution. The priorities in this country need to change.
Mass. Water Forum
Register for the 2nd Annual Mass. Water Forum! http://www.foundationforagreenfuture.org/massachusetts_water_forum
Check out other events and information too!
NESEA - Building Energy Convention
The Building Energy convention is Wednesday and Thursday at the Seaport World Trade Center. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be speaking Wednesday morning at 8:45 To see the schedule, visit http://www.nesea.org/buildingenergy/attend/
One great use of repurposed land is the Boston Nature Center. It sits on the site of the former Boston State Hospital that includes trails and boardwalks over meadows and wetlands. There are over 150 species of birds, 40 species of butterflies, and more than 350 species of plants. There are also various programs and activities for all ages. Check them out!
This is the roof of the WGBH station in Boston. It was installed due to the vision and perseverance of Dr. Karen Weber and her company, Earth Our Only Home, Inc. in 2008. Apex Green Roofs, one of the exhibitors at Boston GreenFest over the past years, was contracted to plant this green roof, Not only do green roofs reduce energy costs, they also manage stormwater, reduce air, water, and noise pollution, and creates a wildlife habitat. If a company or resident is looking to add LEED credits, this is a great way to do it. To learn more about Apex Green Roofs and their services, visit http://www.apexgreenroofs.com/green-roof-services.html.
This business is not worth the risk to our health or the environment’s health. It needs to stop.