Americans annually spend $5 billion on fertilizers for their lawns, according to the EPA. Yet, you can get fertilizer for free by composting leaves, grass clippings, vegetable scraps and other organic waste.

"In the long term, economic sustainability depends on ecological sustainability."

— “America’s Living Oceans” (Pew Oceans Report, 2003)

Healthy forests ensure healthy watersheds, and healthy watersheds provide many benefits to humans and wildlife, including the protection of water quality that is critical to public health, local economies, habitats and ecosystems.


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Meat-Eating Plants Losing Their Dining Room

By FRANK CARINI/ecoRI News staff

Like pollinators and amphibians, carnivorous plants are sentinels of environmental quality. One of the first things to disappear when a bog or wetland degrades is its population of carnivorous plants. Across the United States, including here in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, these habitats are being filled in and built upon.<<Read more

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