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GreenTowns Checklist

Category: Land Management

Questions 32 - 38 are specifically centered around land management.

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View previous questions 29-31 about green procurement.

32. Does your town have a policy to prohibit the use of turf pesticides on town land, including public parks?

33. Does your town purchase only energy-efficient, non-polluting landscaping equipment, or require the use of such equipment by contractors?

34. Does your town operate a municipal composting facility?

35. Does your town manage (and require contractors to manage) storm water runoff and soil erosion to minimize or prevent runoff from residential properties, agricultural areas and/or construction sites?

36. Does your town have a tree protection and planting policy? .

37. Does your town prohibit the installation of synthetic turf fields on town property?

38. Does your town provide space for community gardens?

Continue to questions 39 - 44 which are specifically centered around recycling.

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