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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.

Eco Yards

Turning Lawns into Native Landscapes
In all climates and terrains, native plants offer more attractive, lower maintenance, planet-friendly alternatives to monoculture turf lawns.

Eco-Friendly Home Building

Innovations Boost Energy Efficiency
Smart energy technologies make our homes healthier, more comfortable and more affordable, all while helping our home planet.
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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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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.

Lessons from the Paris Climate Talks

From November 30 to December 12, 196 countries, along with observers from around the world, worked towards a final agreement that would create a plan for a decarbonized economy that would mitigate future climate disaster while allowing the world to adapt to a warmer climate.
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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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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

Greener Diapers

Cloth Better than Disposable for People and the Planet

Butterfly Rescue

How to Create Helpful Home Habitats