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Eco-Packaging Progress Report

Innovative Uses of Pulp, Paper and Mushrooms
Creative new options include carry-out containers made of wood pulp, baked-goods wrapping paper infused with antibacterial spices, and cardboard made of mushroom roots.

The Rise of Blue Zones in America

Places that Encourage Healthy Living
Blue Zone cities nationwide are making life for their citizens longer and better by encouraging healthy eating, regular exercise and activities that further connection.

Zero Waste Lifestyle

Ways to Make Far Less Trash
Light-years beyond the idea of basic decluttering is the concept of zero waste, which means adopting everyday strategies like halting junk mail and adopting gently used, pre-loved items in order to live lightly on the 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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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

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.

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.
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Dumping Disincentive

Big Bank Acts to Protect Oceans from Mine Waste

Plastic Pushback

Countries Ban Single-Use Plastics

Teeny Town

Tiny Houses Can Benefit Seniors

Breathe Easier

Hamburg Gets Serious About Diesel Fumes

Rebirthing Books

New Life for Old Friends

Corporate Conscience

Leading Food Companies Aim to Slash Energy Footprints