The proposed purchase is aligned with League positions on the Climate Emergency and the Connecticut River watershed.
LWVA supports Amherst's climate action goals.
On a beautiful autumn Saturday morning, 100-150 volunteers converged on Groff Park in Amherst for the Fort River Watershed's section of the Connecticut River Conservancy's Source to Sea Cleanup, armed with large plastic bags.
A program to promote open talk about climate change and suggest what individuals can do in the public arena.
The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts supports several pieces of legislation that will benefit the Connecticut River and its environs. The first bill creates a statewide sewage discharge notification system and promotes awareness of sewage pollution in public waters (H751/S490). The second promotes water conservation during droughts by maintaining adequate water supplies through more effective drought management (H762/S535). The third bill establishes a "water-banking" fee on large scale water users, a measure that will provide for a sustainable water resources funds (H1761).
The Expo was designed with two goals: to educate the students on how to plan and implement a public event and to educate the public about sustainable agriculture.
Sunday, April 12th, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant Street
Featuring local legislators and an open mike. 7 to 9 p.m. at the Amherst Regional Middle School.
A coalition consisting of the Amherst Recycling and Refuse Management Committee, the LWVA, and The Hitchcock Center for the Environment worked together to pass a new Town bylaw to ban the use of take-out Styrofoam products in the Town of Amherst.