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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 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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: Naturalist/author “Wildman” Steve Brill What: Steve Brill will lead one of his world-famous foraging tours of Private Woodlands in a tract of private woodlands in Redding, CT. Fruit far surpassing anything available commercially fills the thickets around this forest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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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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Who: reSET & CTBC What: A Benefits Corporation is a new type of legal entity that is beginning to find root in the law of many states and will become available in Connecticut in October 2014. This type of corporation... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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Who: CT NOFA What: Keynote speakers: Joan Dye Gussow Professor Emeritus at Columbia University and long time organic gardener and writer Keynote times: 10:30 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Richard McCarthy Executive Director, Slow Food... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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Who: CT NOFA What: Come Support CT NOFA in Promoting Local and Organic Food, Farming, Gardening and Land Care in Connecticut and to Kick Off Saturday’s Family/Educational Event Activities include: • Wide array of signature appetizers and desserts by Winvian’s... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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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
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Who: MetroPool What: Please join us for MetroPool's Annual Board meeting and a special presentation: "A Vision for Sustainable Development in the New York-Connecticut Region.” An unprecedented bi-state collaboration of cities, counties and regional planning organizations came together three years... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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Who: People’s Power & Light (PP&L), Mass Energy, and the sisters of Mount St. Mary’s Abbey. What: The sisters of Mount St. Mary’s Abbey are dedicated to renewable energy and host wind, geothermal and solar on their property. Their 100kW wind turbine supplies PP&L/Mass Energy members with green power. At the tour, you'll learn more about the turbine and be able to go inside the tower. Additionally, we'll see one of two solar fields (which collectively add up to 8 MW of solar power) that the sisters host in partnership with the town of Franklin and Kearsage Energy. And to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Boston GreenScene
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Who: Greenovate Boston and Mayor Walsh What:The Summit is a one-day event that’s all about empowering the Boston community to address climate change and help make Boston the greenest, most climate-prepared city in the U.S. The Summit will include world-class speakers, interactive workshops and training, the Greenovate Boston Awards Ceremony, and a Marketplace of Ideas to showcase local innovations, products, and services. The Summit provides participants with information, tools, and resources needed to take action in their communities and network with leaders to make Boston’s neighborhoods more resilient, energy efficient, and sustainable. Participants at the Summit will also have an... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Boston GreenScene
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Who: People's Action for Clean Energy (PACE) What: The 2700 square foot passive solar house includes a 5.5 kW solar electric system, solar hot water panels and tank, radiant floor heating and hydronic baseboards, a stunning Tulikivi masonry stove and... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at CT Green Scene
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Who: Radio 92.9 and Whole Foods Market What: The Radio 92.9 EarthFest is usually the largest free radio station concert in Boston. The event is produced in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Past events have drawn in excess of 100,000 people. Music on the main stage usually starts at 11:30 am, and the event will feature performances by Neon Trees, The Wailers, Morning Parade, Smallpools, and a local band that won a Battle of the Bands contest. The festival will also feature exhibits and environmental displays, staffed by sponsors and non-profit environmental organizations from New England.... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Boston GreenScene