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Power Switch

Taking a Home Off the Grid
Costs are down, technology is up and tax credits are up for grabs. There’s never been a better time to declare energy independence and explore solar, wind and geothermal options.

Native Intelligence

Planting an Eco-Friendly Yard
Native plants need less water, fewer chemicals and live longer than exotics and cultivars, supporting birds, bees, butterflies, wildlife and a healthy ecosystem.

Saving a Drop to Drink

Our Role in the Coming Water Crisis
Fresh water supplies are dwindling globally, including in the U.S., yet we can do things on a personal level to help hold onto this finite resource.
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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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Unlock the Power of Soil

Composting Creates New Life
Every time a piece of food (or other compostable) is thrown away, the potential for future life is lost. There is another choice. A choice that creates new life and benefits society.

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.
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Local Green Living Briefs

Panel to Discuss State of Solar in Massachusetts

The fourth annual Massachusetts State of Solar will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., February 7.

Essential Oils for Intimacy Consultations on Sale Now

Essential oils can contribute greatly to not only overall health, but to sexual health and arousal.

Vineyard Wind Selected for New Wind Procurement Project

Massachusetts officials recently announced the selection of Vineyard Wind as the winning bid for its sizeable offshore wind procurement project.

Massachusetts Puts a Price on Carbon

The Massachusetts State Senate made history last month by passing landmark carbon pricing legislation.

Energy Efficiency Bill Pending on Beacon Hill

Filed by Representative Frank Smizik of Brookline, the bill promotes increased energy and water efficiency standards and saves both residents and businesses serious money.
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Archive »Green Living Briefs

Healthier Dry Cleaning

Non-Toxic Ways to Lower Risks

Eco Fill-up

Liquid Fuel Stores Solar Energy

Techno Timber

Artificial Wood Resists Fire and Water

Spring Decluttering

Many Benefits of Reorganizing

Changing Landscapes

Climate Change Documentary Seeks Consensus

Tips for a Tree-Free Home

Many Ways to Pare Down Paper Use
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