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Healthy Climate, Healthy People

Why a Warming Planet is Harming Our Health
As the Earth slowly heats up, we’re being affected by rising allergens, disaster-related trauma and the increase in insects carrying dangerous diseases.

Healthy House

Easy Ways to Green It Up
From using defrosting trays to doffing shoes at the door to placing plants in the loo, easy ways abound to make our home healthier for us and easier on our environment.

Frugal Foodie

Practical Uses for Aging Produce
The average family throws away a quarter of the food it buys, wasting an average of $2,200 a year, but with some simple strategies no scraps need go to waste.
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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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Essential Oils for a Clean Home and Healthy Living

In the human body and in the home, essential oils also act as an effective defense system.

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.
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Local Green Living Briefs

Mayor Walsh Takes Measures to Make Boston Climate Ready

This past month, Mayor Marty Walsh announced new measures to protect East Boston and Charlestown from current and future flooding risks because of climate change.

Transform Global Response to Climate Change

Bringing effective local solutions to the international discussion on climate change from 6 to 9 p.m., November 2, at The Lenox Hotel, in Boston.

The Organic Mattress Releases New Non-Toxic Furniture Line

The Organic Mattress is launching a timely collection of upholstered furniture that uses all-natural and non-toxic ingredients and upholstery fabrics.

CABA and Save That Stuff Co-Host Discussion About the Circular Economy

Join Climate Action Business Association and Save That Stuff from 6 to 8 p.m., October 19, at the Old Church West, in Boston, for a panel discussion about emerging drivers and opportunities for entrepreneurs working to make wealth from waste.

Boston GreenFest Celebrates 10 Years

Boston GreenFest will take place for its 10th year from August 11 to 13, at Boston City Hall Plaza.
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Distributed Power

Energy Users Control Own Supplies

Transforming Plastics

Mobile Trashpresso Turns Trash into Tiles

Protective Plants

Indoor Greenery Removes Airborne Toxins

Auto Revolution

Industry Revs Up for Electric Car Future

Bottle Buyback

Britain May Charge Deposit to Reduce Bottle Litter

Yes to Yarn

Popular Needlework Crafts Go Green