Action 9 – Explore Raising Backyard Chickens Join Northeast Organic Farmeing Association for a free Resiliency Skills Online Gatherings on Friday, May 1st, at 5:30pm.
They will cover how to get started with backyard chickens. Adding poultry to your backyard, homestead or farm can build your soil nutrients, control pest populations and even clear land while supplying you with healthy food. Click here for more details and to register.
When you buy packaged goods …… choose items packaged in aluminum or cardboard rather than plastic, if possible.
Cardboard is easily recyclable and also degrades more quickly if it ends up in the landfill. According to the Aluminum Association, nearly 75 percent of all aluminum produced in the United States is still in use today, and aluminum can be recycled over and over again. (from the National Wildlife Federation)
Action 4 – Take the Survey to Inform the Newburyport’s Open Space and Recreation Plan
The City of Newburyport has begun the process of updating its Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) which was last done in 2012. Residents are encouraged to participate in an online survey regarding their favorite parks and open spaces, concerns about Newburyport’s recreational and natural open space areas, and any other related thoughts.
Action 3 – Sign up for Household Renewable Energy You don’t need to have solar panels installed to have access to renewable energy. MA non-profit Green Energy Consumer Alliance’s Green Power Plan provides renewable energy to you home via your regular utility National Grid.
To mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we’re sharing 50 actions you can take to create a more resilient, sustainable world.
Action 2 – It’s Farm Share Sign-up Time
The Newburyport area is lucky to have a number of farms that offer farm shares, also known as CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture).. It’s a great way to support area farms and to help make our local food system more resilient.