Sustainable Arlington

An Envision Arlington committee & a Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) chapter

Folder Lawn & Garden Practices for a Healthy Ecosytem


default 1. Lawns Into Meadows, Owen Wormser


Landscape designer Owen Wormser explains how to replace the deadscape we call lawn with low-maintenance, eco-friendly meadows. This award-winning, how-to book on growing a meadow is also about sustainability, regeneration, and beauty.

default 1. Silent Earth: Averting the insect apocalypse

By Tagged in EcosystemHealth, InsectApocalypse, InsectDecline, Pesticides

Environmental Health News, 11.12.2021

As insects become more scarce, our world will slowly grind to a halt, for it cannot function without them.

The author is Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, UK, specializing in bee ecology. He has published more than 300 scientific articles plus seven books, including the Sunday Times bestsellers A Sting in the Tale (2013), the Garden Jungle (2019), and Silent Earth (2021).

The link is to a modified extract from Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse, published September 2021 by HarperCollins.

default Ecological Landscape Alliance


Advocating for responsible stewardship.  Webinars, events, conference.

default Homegrown National Park


Regenrating biodiversity, one person, one yard at a time. 

Plant Native!  A Grassroots Call-To-Action To Regenerate Biodiversity - No Experience Necessary -

β€œIn the past, we have asked one thing of our gardens: that they be pretty. Now they have to support life, sequester carbon, feed pollinators and manage water.”

Image Nature's Best Hope. A new approach to conservation that starts in your back yard


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Nature's Best Hope. A new approach to conservation that starts in your back yard

Nature's Best Hope (2019) by Douglas Tallamy, Univ. of Del. professor and naturalist describes what each of us can do to support native pollinators and birds in our own back yards and parks.  

default Tufts Pollinator Initiative

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Who: We are enthusiastic scientists interested in pollinator conservation and community education.

What: As a certified Bee Campus USA, we support urban pollinators through habitat creation, community education, and ecological research.

Where: Tufts University, on the border of Medford and Somerville, Massachusetts (just north of Boston).