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If you work for a town or city, you have a tremendous opportunity to improve the environment and public health. 

Newton City Hall
Municipalities have many opportunities to implement toxics use reduction

Installing a new athletic playing field? Review our fact sheet, video and other resources about evaluating artificial turf and natural grass options.

You could promote the use of safer and more sustainable green building materials for renovated or newly constructed schools and town buildings.

For town land care, you can promote alternatives to traditional pesticide use by developing an organic or integrated pest management policy and using only organic or IPM contract services. 

Municipalities can also work with households, small businesses and local industry to promote the reduction of toxics in their community.

View community grant projects organized by topic area including the schools section to view more ideas for projects in your neighborhood.

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Are you evaluating what type of athletic field to install? TURI created a fact sheet, video and other resources about artificial turf and natural grass to help you make an informed decision. Visit Artificial Turf.