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

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

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.

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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Jul102014

New Bedford Builds Reputation with Solar Panels

By KAT FRIEDRICH/ecoRI News contributor

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The post-industrial cities of the Northeast have plenty of catching up to do. Or at least, that’s the dominant narrative. But this city of nearly 95,000 is working hard to build a new and glowing reputation by capitalizing on renewable-energy opportunities.<<Read more

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