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For The Love Of Earth

Perhaps the most compelling reason to change our ways is that Earth needs our help. In our responsibility to respond, might we unite in common cause?

This 110-Acre Homestead Runs Without Fossil Fuels

A visit to the Possibility Alliance reminded me also that the one constant of life is change.

When The Sun Goes Dark: 5 Questions Answered About The Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on Monday, August 21. Shannon Schmoll, director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University, explains why and how it happens, and what we can learn from an eclipse.

12 Agrihoods Taking Farm-To-Table Living Mainstream

Ever wish you could live at your CSA? Or move to a neighborhood where everyone is as excited about fresh, healthy food as you are?

Women Take Control Of Solar Revolution

The solar revolution is reaching the remotest parts of the world and changing the lives of women otherwise trapped in poverty.

Don’t Like How Your Government Tracks Air Pollution? Do It Yourself.

Concerned about what they saw as deficiencies in official monitoring, German citizen scientists developed a tool for measuring airborne particulates that anyone can build.

How To Minimize Your Chances Of Buying “Organic Imposter” Foods

As demand grows for organics, Big Food is scooping up smaller organic brands.

Bringing The Weather Indoors

A building’s primary purpose may be to keep the weather out, but most do such an effective job of this that they also inadvertently deprive us of contact with two key requirements for our well-being and effectiveness: nature and change.

A New Zealand River Has Human Rights. Now Will Modern Law Come To Its Senses?

Our system of law has the rights issue exactly backward. But humanity is slowly reawakening to the simple logic that Mother Earth’s rights must come before human rights.

Best Ways To Cut Climate Change Are Overlooked

Teachers and policymakers are missing a golden opportunity to show people the best ways to cut climate change and reduce their carbon footprint, a study says.

Urban Nature: What Kinds Of Plants And Wildlife Flourish In Cities?

More than half of the people on Earth live in cities, and that number is growing, so it is especially important to understand how biodiversity patterns occur in our man-made environments.

5 Ways To Take Your Love Of The Outdoors To The Next Level

This summer, get outside, roll up your sleeves, and take a stand for public lands.

Homemade Ant Bait — Less Toxic And More Effective

The tiny ant is a unique marvel of nature. However, after invading your home, you may not find ants so fascinating. It has become convenient to run to the local hardware store for bug killer to rid your home of the pests, but you may be swapping one problem for another, more toxic, one.

We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide

Forget the GDP, it’s time for our leaders to pay attention to metrics that matter.

Want To Help Animals? Don’t Forget The Chickens

I love cats and dogs as much as anybody, but it’s clear to me that animal lovers should care about all animals equally.

Kiss The Ground Releases The Compost Story With A Celebrity Cast

Created in collaboration with Elevate Films, Kiss the Ground has released The Compost Story, a 6-minute video about why compost is a regenerative solution for depleted lands.

Trump Administration One Step Closer To Approving Seismic Airgun Blasting

According to the government’s own estimates, seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic could injure as many as 138,000 marine mammals like dolphins and whales, while disturbing the vital activities of millions more.

Wild Bees Can Help Honey Bees—How Your Yard Can Support Them

There are 4,000 native bee species in North America. They support natural ecosystems by keeping a healthy diversity among pollinators. But even they are facing threats. Here’s how to be a backyard beekeeper for wild bees.

Climate Friendly Farms: Agriculture Adapts To Global Warming

Dear EarthTalk: How are farms and farmers dealing with climate change?

After The March Against Monsanto—What’s Next?

We have always actively participated in the global March against Monsanto, and we will continue. But we also recognize that anti-Monsanto protests alone have not forced enough change, fast enough.

To Curb Climate Change, We Need To Protect And Expand US Forests

If we reduce logging and unsustainable uses of wood, we can increase the rate at which our forests remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and ensure that it will remain stored in healthy forests.

Pesticide Safety Questioned By Pregnancy Research

New research into the world’s most widely-used pesticide raises concerns for fetal health, according to researchers from the Children’s Environmental Health Network.

Better-Looking Rooftop Solar Panels

Dear EarthTalk: Why do rooftop solar panels have to be so big and unsightly? Are there any better-looking alternatives out there?

10 Facts About Healthy Soil

Franklin Roosevelt’s statement, “The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself,” is as true today as it was 75 years ago.

Health Department Releases Information On Gypsy Moths

Entomologists blame the drought for the surge of gypsy moths and officials from the department said they partnered with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven to release information to the public about gypsy moths and their eggs.

MA Senate Clean Energy Tour Gives Citizens The Opportunity To Speak Up

The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change wants to hear your thoughts on clean energy and climate.

Fungal Diseases Are On The Rise. Is Environmental Change To Blame?

Scientists and physicians are looking for clues to a worrying increase in fungal infections and exploring ways to reduce the threat.

Why You Should Be Saving Seeds (Even If You Don’t Have A Garden)

Watch this movie to get inspired about saving seeds. And then do it.

Cora Ball: Washing Fleece Without Guilt

The Cora Ball works in any washing machine by catching microfibers so they can’t make their way into our waterways and food chains.

Wildfires Are Essential: The Forest Service Embraces A Tribal Tradition

The Karuk were once denied the right to practice an ancient tradition. Now scientific and resource management circles are seeing the merits of controlled burning.
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Daily Astrology

January 21, 2018

The Aquarius Sun and Venus continue to journey in tandem. Their ongoing conjunction supports a loving engagement of life and others. This is an appropriate time to check in with old and new friends. A morning trine between the Pisces Moon and Jupiter…
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January 2018

Note: Tickets must be purchased here: http://bit.ly/2j2U7C4 Do you desire more emotional and physical connection? Does fear of being rejected or looking foolish hold you back from initiating...

Cost: $127/person; $247/couple

Where:
Watertown Center for Healing Arts
22 Mount Auburn St
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Conscious Intimacy
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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A 3-week Course Taught by Melissa Fountain, CSYT Sundays: 10:30am–12:15pm January 21, 28 and Feb 11 Meditation is a sacred gift you give yourself, and brings new vitality and focus...

Cost: Early Bird Pricing (until Jan 20): $140 for all 3 sessions ($155 after Jan 20)

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
40 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough Shopping Center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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Are you curious about yoga but don't know where to begin? The Intro to Yoga Series is a great place to start your practice. This series will provide a safe, non-competitive and welcoming...

Cost: $90 for series

Where:
YogaLife Institute
6 Chestnut St, Suite A
Exeter, NH  03833
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is...

Cost: $11-$15 per class

Where:
Chelmsford Wellness Center
3 Littleton Road, 2nd Floor
Westford, MA  01886
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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January 8 - February 12, 2018 Intuition + Energy Medicine + Energy Psychology = The REAP Healing Method This 6 week certification training course provides you with the understanding and the...

Cost: $695

Where:
Live Online
Comfort of Your Home
, MA
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Sponsor: The REAP Healing Method
Telephone: 978-877-8651
Contact Name: Pamela Dussault
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3 Hour Introduction Diet and exercise play a role in managing your weight, but; that isn’t the whole story.   80% of dieters weigh the same or more within three months of starting...

Cost: $49

Where:
The Center for Resilient Living Clearly Coworking
474 Grove St.
Worcester, MA  01605
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Sponsor: The Center for Resilient Living and Adventure Boot Camp
Telephone: 508-963-4786
Contact Name: Ginny Wholley
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Experience the power of singing gospel music with more than 250 others as part of the Mystic Chorale, led by award-winning director and composer, Jonathan Singleton. Join Mystic as we prepare...

Cost: $105

Where:
First Parish Unitarian
630 Mass Ave.
Arlington , MA
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Sponsor: The Mystic Chorale
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is integrating into treatment plans. By...

Cost: $12-$17 per class

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Ceneter
176 Jackson Road
Devens, MA  01434
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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January 26 - 28, 2017 Journey to the heart, a shamanic sound healing training level 1 Join David Kuhn shamanic sound healer for a transformational weekend. David will share the basics of...

Cost: $222

Where:
Sound
31 Hawleyville Road
Newtown, VT  06479
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Sponsor: David Kuhn
Telephone: 802-579-5771
Contact Name: David Kuhn
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6 Week Series with Sherri Snyder-Roche Start your year with greater awareness. In Kundalini Yoga, we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the...

Cost: $90

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 East Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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With Rev. Rita Berkowitz Are you ready to become a professional medium and meet the criteria that would be required of you, ethically and practically? Are you ready to work with the public and...

Cost: $600 (Early Bird $550)

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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All are invited to the 2nd annual Lincoln, MA Holistic Wellness Fair on January 27. We are also seeking holistic practitioners from the locales of Lincoln, MA and surrounding towns, to participate...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bemis Hall
15 Bedford Rd
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria

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Dates: Saturday, January 27 and Saturday, February 3. This two-day class is for those want to go deeper into their personal healing journey with the system of Reiki and who want to strengthen...

Cost: $275

Where:
Bancroft Doggone U
333 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA  01604
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Sponsor: Bancroft Doggone U
Telephone: 508-753-9757
Contact Name: Lisa Ruthig
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