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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

Calling All Treasure Hunters: Join a COASTSWEEP Cleanup This Fall Posted on Sep 8

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. If you’ve ever dreamed of searching the shore for pirate loot, now’s your chance! Join a coastal scavenger hunt this fall and help keep your favorite beach trash-free during   …Continue Reading Calling All Treasure Hunters: Join a COASTSWEEP Cleanup This Fall

How to Make Energy-Efficient Home Improvements That Will Help You Save All Year Posted on Sep 3

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 make energy improvements this fall to help keep costs down year round and help the environment.   …Continue Reading How to Make Energy-Efficient Home Improvements That Will Help You Save All Year

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

6 Ways to Protect the Massachusetts Coast Posted on Jun 26

6 Ways to Protect the Massachusetts Coast

Did you know that the Massachusetts coastline is long enough to cover the distance from Boston to Miami on Interstate 95? Read these useful tips from the Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) to learn how you can help preserve over 1,500 miles of the Commonwealth’s coast. Stay   …Continue Reading 6 Ways to Protect the Massachusetts Coast