Not all coffee is created equal. Try to buy shade-grown coffee, it uses fewer pesticides and provides habitat for birds and other wildlife. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
The Portland and South Portland officials write that the provision in a House farm bill tramples on their right to protect their cities. by Randy Billings, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story The mayors of Portland and South Portland are urging Congress to reject a provision in a wide-ranging farm bill that would nullify Read More
If you have old pesticides and fertilizers in your garage or basement, properly dispose of them so that they do not find their way into the land, water, and air. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Avoid using pesticides in the garden by removing crops that are infested with insects or disease and taking them to an active compost pile well away from your garden site. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Protect your well by not using pesticides or herbicides around your yard. Keep paints, solvents, oil, and old batteries away from areas where they could leak and contaminate your well. Check with your town about your local household hazardous waste collection days. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Read More
Research companion planting for an easy way to avoid pesticides in the garden. Potato beetles avoid dill, and tomato hornworms dislike marigolds. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
More communities are developing ordinances meant to protect residents from toxic chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects. by Mary Pols, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Even though Paul Schlein is a careful, detail-oriented sort, he didn’t fuss over his testimony before heading to Augusta late last month for a hearing on a Read More
It’s the governor’s second attempt at pushing the pesticide policy. by Mary Pols, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story AUGUSTA — A bill proposed by Gov. Paul LePage that would prevent Maine municipalities from limiting or banning pesticide use appears headed for defeat after a legislative committee voted 9-2 against it Wednesday. About 20 Read More
Senator Davis, Representative Martin, and members of the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government, my name is Ryan Parker and I am the Sustainable Maine Policy Advocate for the Natural Resources Council of Maine. I appreciate this opportunity to testify in opposition to LD 1853. The Maine Board of Pesticides Control lists on Read More