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Healthy Eye-Catching Eco-Wear

It’s in Style and Easy Care
Wrinkled cotton T-shirts used to define planet-friendly clothing, but today’s fashion designers are producing distinctive eco-lines that feel good and look great.

Green Car Buying Tips

Fuel Economy Plus Sales Incentives Equal Big Savings
To move stock and meet environmental goals, carmakers are offering great deals on eco-friendly cars; substantial subsidies and tax write-offs further sweeten the deal.

Herbs that Beat the Heat

Favorite Varieties that Flourish in Summer
Fragrant herbs that thrive in scorching days often come to us from South America, the Caribbean and Africa.
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Backyard Gardening

Whether this is your first year growing a kitchen garden or your thumb glows green from years of use, it’s possible to quickly turn dreams of bountiful organic harvests into a reality.

The Dirt on Cleaning

To safely power through household dirt and bacteria without using questionable chemicals, try these green cleaning tips.

A Conversation with No Impact Man

From November 2006 to November 2007, New York City author Colin Beavan, his Prada-wearing wife Michelle and 18-month-old daughter, Isabella, went on a yearlong reduce-recycle-reuse odyssey to cut down on their daily ecological footprint.

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A Global Adventure in Organic Farming

Local Couple Joins Sustainable Agriculture Movement
Sometimes life offers a special opportunity to gather courage and take a plunge into a totally different way of living and being.

Clean and Clear

Refresh the Home with a Spring Clearing
Spring cleaning is a time for bringing renewal and freshness to our homes. Here are some tips to get started on spring clearing in the home, office and on oneself.

Bleep Cheap

Quality Clothes Are Planet-Friendly
Look for durability and design, and consider the type of fabric the garment is made of and its environmental impact.

Small Businesses Unite to Address Climate Change

CABA’s Executive Director Michael Green Leads the Way
A nonprofit organization in Massachusetts is evolving the local business landscape to be unified on the path to sustainability.

Oil Bust Could Mean Clean-Tech Boom

The most recent oil market plummet has been a missed opportunity to lay the groundwork to move our economy away from fossil fuels.
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Local Green Living Briefs

Boston to Host 2017 Climate Leaders Summit

Secretary of State John Kerry announced last month at the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit, held in Bejing, that Boston will host the third annual summit next summer.

The Clean Bedroom Unveils More Affordable Mattresses

The Clean Bedroom has added a new, more affordable, innerspring mattress line to its product array: the Naturally Organic Classic, Ergo and Luxe models.

4th Annual Massachusetts Water Forum Recap

Filled to capacity, Atlantic Wharf’s Fort Point Room set the stage for the Foundation for a Green Future’s 4th Annual Massachusetts Water Forum honoring World Water Day.

Somerville Aiming to Convert All Public Lights to LED

City officials say the effort would pay for itself in savings within five years and advance Somerville’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

Once Again, Boston is Most Energy-Efficient City in U.S.

The city received 82 out of a possible 100 points, an improvement of more than five points over its 2013 score.
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Autonomous Autos

Driverless Cars Promise Safety and Savings

Prohibiting Plastic

Banning Bags Is Making a Difference

Cycling Chicago

Pioneering Bike Paths Promise Easy Commutes

Balloon Doom

Far-Flying Rubber Harms Sea Creatures

Eco IKEA

Designing Cabinets and Chairs Made from Recyclables

Choo Choo Breakthrough

Wind-Powered Trains in Holland