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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has launched a new program to faciliate organic management of yards and landscapes, called "Be Green Organic Yards NY."
Be Green businesses sign an agreement with DEC for the right to use the Be Green service mark (logo). In return, businesses agree that, when they provide Be Green services, they will avoid the synthetic pesticides and other materials prohibited by the organic conditions in the agreement. The businesses also take a Be Green training course, before signing the agreement. DEC will maintain a list of Be Green businesses on their website.
CT NOFA and the NOFA OLC Program have been working with NY DEC to develop the standards for this program.
For more information, please visit the NY DEC website on Be Green.