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.