Monthly Archives August 2013

Boston on Board with Composting

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino recently announced the debut of a pilot program that will allow Boston residents to drop off compostable food scraps for free at three city farmers’ markets. The pilot program is Boston’s first public composting program and is similar to drop-off programs in New York City and Cambridge, which have helped set the stage for larger scale composting opportunities to transform collected scraps into fertile soil for use in commercial and personal farming and gardening projects. “Residents have made it clear that they support a healthier, cleaner Boston that supports local agriculture, healthy food and waste reduction,”
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Solar Install Tax Eliminated. Thanks Catherine Borgia and Westchester County Board of Legislators

Yonkers Green Policy Task Force salutes Legislator Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining) for Initiating County-Wide Green Legislation The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) unanimously approved an Act last week to amend the Westchester County Sales and Compensating Use Tax to exempt the sale and installation of commercial solar energy systems equipment from existing county sales tax. The vote for approval took place at the BOL’s regular meeting. Passage of the new Act began when a longtime advocate of alternative energy and green businesses, Legislator Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining), posed the legislation in the BOL’s Environment & Energy Committee, of which she is a
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