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Calling All Treasure Hunters: Join a COASTSWEEP Cleanup This Fall Posted on Sep 7

Calling All Treasure Hunters: Join a COASTSWEEP Cleanup This Fall

This is a guest blog post from the Office of Coastal Zone Management, written by Claudia Geib. Have you ever dreamed of searching the shore for pirate treasure? Now’s your chance! Join a coastal scavenger hunt this fall and help clean up your favorite beach during COASTSWEEP,   …Continue Reading Calling All Treasure Hunters: Join a COASTSWEEP Cleanup This Fall

How to Become an Environmental Police Officer in Massachusetts Posted on Jun 28

How to Become an Environmental Police Officer in Massachusetts

Did you know that the beginnings of the Massachusetts Environmental Police can be traced all the way back to the 1600s? Early colonists saw the need for laws and regulations regarding fish, wildlife, and natural resource protection. Today, environmental police officers, also known as a   …Continue Reading How to Become an Environmental Police Officer in Massachusetts

Clean Beaches Week: 6 Ways to Protect the Massachusetts Coast Posted on Jun 21

Clean Beaches Week: 6 Ways to Protect the Massachusetts Coast

Did you know that the Massachusetts coastline is long enough to run from Boston to Miami on Interstate 95? Learn how you can help preserve more than 1,500 miles of the Commonwealth’s coast during Clean Beaches Week, July 1–7. Read these helpful tips from the Office   …Continue Reading Clean Beaches Week: 6 Ways to Protect the Massachusetts Coast

How to Make Energy-Efficient Home Improvements That Will Help You Save All Year Posted on Jun 14

How to Make Energy-Efficient Home Improvements That Will Help You Save All Year

Between fans and air conditioners in the summer and heaters in the winter, Massachusetts residents are almost always running systems to heat or cool their homes. However, you can easily boost your home’s energy efficiency —  for the summer and the winter — to keep   …Continue Reading How to Make Energy-Efficient Home Improvements That Will Help You Save All Year

Cycling in Massachusetts Posted on May 3

Cycling in Massachusetts

Whether you’re biking to get in shape, get to work, or have some fun, the Commonwealth has something to offer. The Department of Public Health (DPH), the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), and the Department of   …Continue Reading Cycling in Massachusetts

Get Money Back for Your Electric Vehicle Posted on Mar 31

Get Money Back for Your Electric Vehicle

Taking public transit, walking, or riding your bike can all get you where you’re going in an eco-friendly way, but there’s another way to reduce the carbon footprint on your next trip. Buying or leasing a low- or zero-emission vehicle can help you go a   …Continue Reading Get Money Back for Your Electric Vehicle

Ice Fishing, Hunting, and Camping This Winter Posted on Jan 7

Ice Fishing, Hunting, and Camping This Winter

Winter is here, but your outdoor adventures don’t have to end. Out in Massachusetts state parks, Wildlife Management Areas, and forests, there’s a winter wonderland just waiting to be explored. Whether you’re into hunting, fishing, or camping, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Department   …Continue Reading Ice Fishing, Hunting, and Camping This Winter

Removing Plastic from Rockport’s Reefs with COASTSWEEP Posted on Oct 13

Removing Plastic from Rockport’s Reefs with COASTSWEEP

This is a guest blog post from the Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), written by Claudia Geib. It was a cool, sunny day in Rockport in late September, and breathing compressed air 20 feet below the surface, I was starting to get a little   …Continue Reading Removing Plastic from Rockport’s Reefs with COASTSWEEP

Take the Clean Air Challenge Posted on Sep 15

Take the Clean Air Challenge

This is a guest blog post from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Human Service Transportation Office. Want to save money while also improving the environment? Next week is the week to try it. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) presents the Clean   …Continue Reading Take the Clean Air Challenge

Stay on the Lookout for Invasive Insects to Help Save Massachusetts’ Trees Posted on Aug 20

Stay on the Lookout for Invasive Insects to Help Save Massachusetts’ Trees

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. Invasive species of insects are threatening the health of Massachusetts’ forests. Two species in particular, the Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer — which originally hitchhiked to North America in the wood used   …Continue Reading Stay on the Lookout for Invasive Insects to Help Save Massachusetts’ Trees