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In 2010 - 2011, I had the pleasure of working with Jeff on the development of the American Sustainable Business Council. He was on his way out from Seventh Generation and on to bringing his vision of sustainable contraception and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at CT Green Scene
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Who: Greenovate Boston What: Got stuff to give away? Want to enjoy a beautiful day? Either host or attend a yard sale with your neighbors from all across Boston - just click add event and follow the instructions! When: Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th- check specific yard sale for exact times Where: Check out where the closest yard sale is to you here! Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Boston GreenScene
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Who: Greenovate Boston What: How does upcycling compare to recycling? How do shipping containers become hydroponic farms and old t-shirts turn into quilts? How does upcycling creates funding for non-profits and charities? Join us to hear from a panel of Boston entrepreneurs and experts who are transforming trash into treasure! Panelists include: Brooke Nash: Branch Chief, Municipal Waste Reduction, Mass Dept of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Brad McNamara: Founder of Freight Farms, a local company that takes old shipping containers and upcycles them into hydroponic farms Ross Lohr: Founder of Project RePAT, an innovative textiles upcycling company, with experience in international... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Boston GreenScene
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Who: CT Fund for the Environment & Save the Sound What: 2014 Annual Meeting with guest speaker Fabien Cousteau, French aquatic filmmaker and oceanographic explorer. When: Sunday, September 28th 4:00 - 7:00 pm Where: Ridgefield Public Library, Ridgefield, CT RSVP:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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The Green Harbors Project is an initiative that is aiming to address and solve urban harbors environmental challenges that lead to habitat degradation and the loss of biodiversity, as well as human health concerns. Dr. Anamarija Frankic, director of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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The Green Harbors Project is an initiative that is aiming to address and solve urban harbors environmental challenges that lead to habitat degradation and the loss of biodiversity, as well as human health concerns. Dr. Anamarija Frankic, director of the Green Harbors Project and founder of the Biomimicry LivingLabs, as well as an internationally-recognized researcher, professor and leader in the field of biomimicry, is leading a team of students from UMass Boston that is focused on designing and testing greener products and solutions that imitate nature to mitigate and restore our urban harbors. The team has established Biomimicry LivingLabs across... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Boston GreenScene
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Who: Audubon CT What: Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival Celebrating Birds, Butterflies & Dragonflies When: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (No Rain Date) Where: Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven, CT For more information on this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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The central Connecticut area will soon be home to a new form of transportation that looks to revolutionize the way Connecticut residents commute. Projected to be finished in early 2015, Connecticut Fastrak will administer a swift ride for those who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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Who: Westport Electric Car Club What: The Westport Electric Car Club has been invited to exhibit club-member owned EVs at the prestigious “Sunday in the Park” Concours and Gathering of the Marques at the Historic Festival presented by Lime Rock... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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Who: Foundation for a Sustainable Future What: Boston GreenFest 2014 is a fully inclusive festival filled with fun learning experiences to address the important changes we need to make in our daily lives and our neighborhoods. All of our neighborhoods will come together from across Greater Boston to find solutions to make our city a healthy sustainable place to live. People from all over New England are invited to join us. Boston GreenFest 2014 brings many opportunities to the heart of our city to learn about green products, services, ideas, networks, and jobs. There will be interactive exhibits, workshops, presentations,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Boston GreenScene
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Who: Sustainable Business Network (SBN) What: Join us on Sunday, September 14, 2014 for the 5th Annual Boston Local Food Festival, one of Boston’s “Best of the New” events in 2010 according to Boston Globe Magazine. We’re excited to announce that the festival will be held right in the heart of the city on the Rose Kennedy Greenway! Grounded on the SBN principals of green, local and fair, this trail-blazing event provides an opportunity for local restaurants, chefs, farmers, fisherman, producers, sponsors and non profits to connect with one another and with over 30,000 participants. This zero waste, vibrant, well... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Boston GreenScene
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Who: Charles River Watershed Association What: Save the date for a Community Cleanup picking up trash along the Charles River. When: Saturday, August 23rd, 9 - 12 PM Where: Charles River Contact Alexandra Ash for more information. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Boston GreenScene
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Who: Boston Natural Areas Network What: Cut your water bill and make your garden more resilient. We will investigate the use of mulches, watering methods, and rain barrels to reduce water needs in the garden. When: Saturday,July 26th, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m Where: West Springfield Community Garden, 106-116 West Springfield St., South End Cost: Workshop is FREE and open to the public.To register,email info@bostonnatural.org or call 617-542-7696 Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Boston GreenScene
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Who: The Boston Public Market What: Seasonal farmers markets now have blueberries arriving fresh from Massachusetts farms. At the Greenway farmers markets on Blackstone Street and in Dewey Square this week, farmers from New Braintree, Northbridge, Middleboro, and Pepperell will feature the freshest blueberries of the season, a sweet summer snack you will not want to miss. “Now that blueberries are arriving at the market to join our strawberries and raspberries, we’re truly at the peak of berry season,” said Mimi Hall, Operations Manager for the Boston Public Market. “Blueberries are one of only three berries native to Massachusetts, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Boston GreenScene
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Who: NOFA What: NOFA will hold their 40th Annual Summer Conference at UMass Amherst. The brightest growers, thinkers and activists in the organic movement will come together for this weekend of captivating workshops, enlivening speakers, farm tours and fun. When: August 8th - 10th Where: UMASS Amherst Early bird registration ends Friday, July 11 Review the program, which offers 150+ workshops, youth conferences, pre-conference seminars, music, dance and a keynote by Dr. Elaine Ingham. Learn about the logistics of attending, including transportation, affordable housing and organic food choices. See conference registration options, like scholarships, group discounts and volunteer opportunities. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Boston GreenScene
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“This will be such an important day. I’ve heard so many stories from people about their memories as kids going to Pleasure Beach. Now, those people can bring their own kids there to create new memories. I know I will.”... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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Who: Jointly sponsored by the WalkCT program (of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association) and Town of Berlin Conservation Commission What: Come along on a series of family-friendly rambles through the woods in centrally-located Berlin, CT. We will explore the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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Who: EcoWorks, in partnership with Mercy Center at Madison What: A Compost Labyrinth on the New Haven Green. The labyrinth, a piece of interactive artwork, will be made from finished compost. It’s intended to stay and not be removed after... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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Who: The Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM) What: The Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM) wants you to fall in love with your kitchen again. While creating a thriving local hub for seasonal food, WFM has arranged for 19 of the top area... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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By: Heather Burns It all started with a massive clean out of toys from the basement. “We’d heard on the news that lead paint had been detected in all Thomas the Tank Engine toys,” says Jim Barber, co-founder of Luke’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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WHAT: “What is Passive House Design?” by Tomas O’Leary WHERE: The Mercy Center, 167 Neck Rd., Madison, Ct 06443 WHEN: Wednesday, June 18th, 5:30 -7:30 pm HOW: Register by contacting: alicia@celebrationcontracting.com FOR: For those interested in learning more about high... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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Who: Julie Muszalski, Sustainability Professional, CAPACCIO John Fischer, Branch Chief, Commercial Waste Reduction & Waste Planning, MassDEP Moderator: Bill Potochniak, Practice Area Leader, Healthcare and Education, CAPACCIO What: On January 31, 2014, the Patrick Administration announced the final statewide commercial food waste disposal ban regulations. The ban will divert food waste away from solid waste disposal streams and into waste to energy-generating and composting facilities, as of October 1, 2014. With just a few months to go before it is effective, this ban will impact any organization that generates more than one ton of organic material per week. Those that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Boston GreenScene
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Who: Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy), a local non-profit organization with a commitment to support renewable energy. What: A Gloucester Wind Turbine Tour! People of all ages are welcome to join us for breakfast and to learn about the wind turbines (and take a peek inside a turbine tower!) Speakers on renewable energy will be present, including members of the Gloucester community who will explain how the turbines benefit their community. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required by Wednesday, June 25. Where: Blackburn Industrial Park in Gloucester, MA When: Saturday, June 28 at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Boston GreenScene
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Who: The Connecticut Green Building Council What: The CTGBC Green Homes Committee has selected multiple homes open for the Spring 2014 Green Homes Tours. The selection of homes on tour includes substantial renovations, new construction homes, and homes under construction... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at CT Green Scene
By: Elizabeth Kim Orginally posted: Stamford Advocate Social entrepreneurs in Connecticut will soon have a way to merge good deeds with corporate-style capitalism. The state legislature this week passed a bill that enables the establishment of benefit corporations. Also known... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at CT Green Scene