Since we started in October 2015, the members of the Mass Green Network have passed over 60 local laws to reduce plastic waste.  When we started in October 2015, there were 23 bylaws and ordinances on plastic bags and polystyrene in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Now there are 87.

At our 2018 summit we will reflect on the lessons of the past year, share our stories, and learn about new resources and best practices -- both for passing new regulations, and for implementing those that have been adopted.

The summit will feature expert briefings on passing local laws to reduce plastic bags, polystyrene, bottled water, and pesticides. There will also be a panel on the Fair Share Amendment, which adjusts the tax code to secure more funds for education and transportation. And there will be workshops on effective advocacy through campaign planning, lobbying, and messaging.

If you want to pass a new law to help your community live more sustainably, or if you're saddled with the task of implementing a new local regulation about plastic bags or polystyrene, then please come.

Admission is free!  (Your donations will be appreciated.)

Further program details to come.

2018 Mass Green Summit

Directions / Parking


Emerson College is located on the Boston Common, directly across from the State House. It is accessible by Commuter Rail (Back Bay Station) and by the T (Red Line to Park Street, Green Line to Boylston, Orange Line to Chinatown). A underground garage offers convenient on-site parking.

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Saturday, February 3rd

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Emerson College