Food, Land, Water
Taking care of our environment keeps us as well as plants and other animals healthier, and preserves the natural beauty
What you eat has a big impact on your health but also the health of the planet - for details, see Food
Manicured lawns are out, native and pollinator friendly plants are in - for more on why and how to avoid toxic pesticides and other harmful practices, see Lawns, Gardens, & Water
Products we use can harm ourselves, wildlife, and our land and water, including PFAS contamination, and more - see what you can do to reduce the risk by using Eco-Friendly Products
Keeping litter and debris away from storm drains and waterways helps prevent issues with water quality - here are ways to participate in or conduct a clean up event. Of course, you can just do it on a regular basis where you happen to find yourself often.
U.S. Representative Jim McGovern visits with Farmer Laura Davis in August 2023 at Hopkinton's Long Life Organic Farm to discuss the crisis of farm land loss and environmental stress of climate change and extreme weather conditions, like those that severely impacted many farms in western Massachusetts earlier in the summer.
Farmer Laura Davis of Hopkinton's Long Life Farm explained the use of no till, soil nutrient, and biological techniques to improve soil carbon sequestration and plant/soil health without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. U.S. Representative Jim McGovern, Mass. Representative Jame Arena-DeRosa, Mass. Dept. of Agriculture Commissioner Ashley Randle, USDA regional staff, and other state staff members were on hand for the educational opportunity.