Sustainability and Climate Action

Connecticut River Legislation

April 20, 2019

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).

Sustainable Agriculture Expo

April 27, 2015

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.

Sustainable Agriculture Expo

March 27, 2015

Sunday, April 12th, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant Street

Climate Change Forum

September 20, 2014

Featuring local legislators and an open mike. 7 to 9 p.m. at the Amherst Regional Middle School.

Expanded Polystyrene (Styrofoam*) Ban Passed in Amherst

December 18, 2012

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.