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Springfield organic lawn care efforts expand

  Apr 21, 2015 -- The city, which has been using organic land care practices since last fall at six parks and fields under a pilot program, is encouraging residents to join in the effort with their own lawns.

URL:  http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/04/springfield_organic_lawn_care.html

TURI Promotes Wet Cleaning Through Grant Program

  Feb 16, 2015 -- Rather than using perchloroethylene or hydrocarbons, Premier Cleaner & Tailor chooses to use professional wet cleaning in its shop located on a septic system in the Cornerstone Square Center in nearby Westford, Mass.

URL:  https://americandrycleaner.com/articles/turi-promotes-wet-cleaning-through-grant-program

Canton Firm is a Game Changer on Supplies

  Feb. 1, 2015 -- Boston Globe article about how H.T. Berry's focus on green products and practices has been good for business. Deputy Director Liz Harriman is quoted.

URL:  http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/02/01/the-greening-supply-chain/ycLE4iK1UsKmHMnGNZ4T8I/story.html

Neighbors Helped This Immigrant-Owned Dry Cleaner in Boston Go Nontoxic—and Stay in Business

  Dec. 19, 2014 -- Yes Magazine article about J&P Cleaners in Jamaica Plain switching from using perc to professional wet cleaning.

URL:  http://www.yesmagazine.org/commonomics/neighbors-helped-immigrant-owned-dry-cleaner-boston-go-nontoxic

Faculty Receives TURI Grants to Research Green Materials

  Dec. 17, 2014 -- UMass Lowell article about TURI awarding nearly $62,000 in grants to fund research that helps faculty and partner companies find safer alternatives to toxic chemicals.

URL:  http://www.uml.edu/News/stories/2014/TURIAcademicGrants.aspx

Can Jamaica Plain businesses go carcinogen free?

  Oct. 31, 2014- Boston Globe Magazine article about a plan to get Boston area shop owners to give up on dangerous chemicals is just the kind of bold thinking we need.

URL:  http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2014/10/31/can-jamaica-plain-businesses-carcinogen-free/VRMxpgfJYxDXJCiAHtu86M/story.html

Springfield City Parks Going Green

  Oct. 28th, 2014- WGGB explores how Springfield is going green. The city received a 20-thousand dollar grant to start using organic fertilizer at city parks.

URL:  http://www.wggb.com/2014/10/28/springfield-city-parks-going-green/

UMass Lowell institute awards $20,000 grant to Springfield for organic land care.

  Oct. 28, 2014- Masslive's article on how the city of Springfield will launch organic land care practices at six parks and fields under a pilot program, aided by the UMass Lowell’s Toxics Use Reduction Institute..

URL:  http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/10/umass_lowell_institute_awards.html

TURI funded UMass Lowell students receive EPA recognition

  A UMass Lowell student team, wins EPA grant to build on green nanosolder paste research funded by a TURI academic grant.

URL:  http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/B7CABAB68AE3106685257D7400518392

New J&P Cleaners to Hold Grand Opening

  Sept. 3, 2014- J&P Cleaners, which has made strides to eliminate toxic materials in its dry cleaning efforts, will hold a ribbon-cutting celebration

URL:  http://patch.com/massachusetts/jamaicaplain/new-jp-cleaners-hold-grand-opening-jamaica-plain#.VBHEk8stCAg

Local Dry Cleaners Abandon Toxic Process

  July 18, 2014 -- Jamaica Plain Gazette article about J&P Dry Cleaners switching from using perchlorethylene to wet cleaning technology.

URL:  http://jamaicaplaingazette.com/2014/07/18/local-dry-cleaners-abandon-toxic-process/

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