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Pre-Wired for the Future

Transportation Drives Urban Planning
Imagine, if you can, pedestrian- and transit-friendly cities with new homes pre-wired for electric vehicles and office buildings planned without parking spaces. It’s already happening.

Plants Talk

Discover Their Secret Language
Plants may not be raising an audible ruckus, but scientists are finding they communicate silently with each other through smells, hearing and underground networks.

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.
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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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Green Surfing

Search Engine Company Plants Trees

Aqua Breakthrough

Clean Water Solution in the Pipeline

Revamping Recycling

China Forces U.S. Cities to Change Specs

Mold Matters

Kill It Naturally

Norwegian Nudge

Countries Learn from Recycling Strategy

Skip the Slip

Digital Receipts Gain Momentum
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