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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

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

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

6 Ways to Practice Clean Boating in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 11

6 Ways to Practice Clean Boating in Massachusetts

From bilge maintenance to debris cleanup, Bay State boaters can do their part to preserve Massachusetts’ stunning coastal regions. The Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), a division of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), provides clean boating tips to get you   …Continue Reading 6 Ways to Practice Clean Boating in Massachusetts

Seeking Local Beach Cleanup Coordinators for COASTSWEEP 2015 Posted on Jul 16

Seeking Local Beach Cleanup Coordinators for COASTSWEEP 2015

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, written by Claudia Geib. What do a couch cushion, corn cob pipe, toenail clipper, fake mustache, and cement dragon have in common? They’re all items that were found on Massachusetts beaches   …Continue Reading Seeking Local Beach Cleanup Coordinators for COASTSWEEP 2015

Composting Yard Waste for Fall Posted on Sep 25

Composting Yard Waste for Fall

Whether you love the colorful foliage or Halloween fun, fall is a beautiful time in Massachusetts.  This year, when the leaves begin to fall, consider making composting part of your autumn routine. Composting is the decomposition of organic material such as leaves or food waste.   …Continue Reading Composting Yard Waste for Fall

9 Easy Ways to Start Recycling in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 17

9 Easy Ways to Start Recycling in Massachusetts

Each year, more than 1.5 billion bottles of water and other non-carbonated beverages are sold in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, only 25 percent of those containers are recycled. The remainder is buried or burned in solid waste incinerators as litter. That’s enough plastic bottles to fill Fenway   …Continue Reading 9 Easy Ways to Start Recycling in Massachusetts