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Forever Green

Eco-Burial Options Grow
The latest creative and Earth-friendly options include converting remains into tree planters, jewelry, ocean reefs and even vinyl records.

Sustainably Stylish Home

Relax into Nurturing Furnishings
Buying a sofa or carpet? Now we can check out its origins to verify it’s made from sustainable products without child labor or toxic chemicals harmful to family members.

A Gorgeously Greener Holiday

Fresh Thinking About Décor
With a little creativity, we can decorate with eco-friendly holiday trees, wreaths and table settings that festively marry cherished traditions with contemporary delights.
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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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Raw Hide

A Veggie Leather Alternative

Bag Ban

California Outlaws Single-Use Plastic Bags

Eco-Joe

Making a Cuppa More Planet-Friendly

Repurposed Pallets

Texas Company Turns Wood Waste into Furniture

Laundry List

Cool Tips to Save Money and Energy

Protecting Pollinators

Maryland Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides