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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.

10 Easy, Green Spring Cleaning Tips

From getting organized to getting household surfaces to sparkle, these tips cover everything to clean out and clean up the green way!

3 Cities Prove Climate Action Works

The climate crisis is a problem caused by humans that can be solved by humans. These three cities are proving it.

New England Forests Have Untapped Potential In Fight Against Climate Change

A new paper published in the Journal of Forestry reveals that New England’s forests can mitigate climate change much more than previously thought.

Participants Sought For Study Of Persons With Environmental Sensitivities

The James Madison University Environmental Sensitivities Research Team is inviting adults aged 21 and over who have experienced environmental sensitivities (chemical and/or electrical) to participate in an online study.

You Can Help Stop Biologically Hazardous Technology

This is extremely important to our children’s future and your voice may make a difference.

What Good Has The EPA Done For The Environment?

Without the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans would breathe dirtier air, drink more polluted water and live and grow food on contaminated soils.

Spring Moving Forward At Record Rate

The northern hemisphere is experiencing a much earlier spring due to global warming, causing problems for plants and wildlife as the natural cycle goes out of sync.
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Daily Astrology

July 26, 2017

The Virgo Moon opposes Neptune and squares both Saturn and Venus. A misunderstanding could be based on a previous rejection or unwarranted criticism. Although relatively short-lived, today’s mutable sign grand cross requires unwavering positivity and…
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July 2017

January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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With Patti Anastasia New moons represent new beginnings and an opportunity to set intentions and start afresh! Join us at Anastasia’s Health Happenings in Amesbury with Patti Anastasia as...

Cost: $20

Where:
Anastasia’s Health Happenings
110 Haverhill Rd
Bldg. C, Suite 342
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Sponsor: Anastasia’s Health Happenings
Telephone: 978-621-8435
Contact Name: Patti Anastasia RN
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A one-day class facilitated by Reiki Shihan (Master-Teacher), Lou Orsan This two-day Level II training enhances your knowledge and practice of traditional Japanese Reiki. You receive attunements...

Cost: $125

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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Sunday Reiki treatments with Reiki master and practitioner Linda Simons in Brookline, MA. Start your week off on a more balanced note with a Reiki treatment on a Sunday afternoon. Please join me...

Cost: Sliding Scale $20-$40

Where:
233 Harvard Street
Suite 36
Brookline, MA  02446
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Telephone: 617-304-2205
Contact Name: LInda Simons
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Guided loving kindness meditation every Sunday at HeartSong Spiritual Wellness. No charge to attend. Donations are appreciated to help support this non-profit wellness center. Read more:...

Cost: Free

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong
Contact Name: Jacki Rose
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July 24 - 27, 2017 Fun-filled, active and relaxing days for kids ages 5-12. Fun yoga geared just for kids, crafts and creative arts, age-mixed outdoor play, group games, creative cooking,...

Cost: $300

Where:
Yoga at the Ashram
368 Village Street
Millis, MA  02054
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Sponsor: Yoga at the Ashram
Telephone: 508-376-4525
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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July 24 - 28 A five day summer program that offers a myriad of ways to explore, express and honor spirit. With a holistic approach to integrating mind, body and spirit, this 5 day program...

Where:
Nashua, NH


Sponsor: Dancing Jaguar Inspirations
Telephone: 207-680-6942
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Qigong is an amazing practice for health, healing and inspiration. Qigong is a series of flowing and repeated movements, stretches and breathing exercises that are very easy to learn and may be...

Cost: Drop in $20 or purchase series card

Where:
The Yoga Depot
17 Depot Square
Lexington, MA  02420
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Sponsor: BodyWork Revolution
Telephone: 781-372-1000
Contact Name: Steve Cunningham
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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Learn about the center chakra and how when aligned can improve your life. Read more: www.heartsong.info

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong
Contact Name: Jacki Rose
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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Qigong is an amazing practice used to prevent and heal disease. Qigong is a series of flowing and repeated movements, stretches and breathing exercises. Qigong movements are gentle and easy to...

Cost: $12

Where:
The Arlington Center
369 Mass Ave
Arlington, MA
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Sponsor: Maryellen LaBelle
Telephone: 781-710-4325
Contact Name: Maryellen LaBelle
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Weekly yoga classes with Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN of Harmony Way on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM and Fridays at 9:30 AM at the Wilbraham Senior Center. Class welcomes all ages and uses a...

Cost: $5

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN
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MBSR: Tools for Managing Stress and Enhancing Wellbeing Dates: Wednesday Evenings July 12, 19, 25 August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Retreat: Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:30-4:30 PM Join us for a...

Cost: $300 - $650

Where:
Cambridge Health Alliance
26 Central Street
Somerville, MA  02143
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Sponsor: Center for Mindfulness and Compassion
Telephone: 617-591-6132
Contact Name: Bridget Kiley
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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There has never been a more powerful and better time in history when people are so focused on creating and living their dreams. What do you want to manifest? Whether it’s more success in your...

Cost: $20 early bird

Where:
Wellesley College Club
727 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA , MA  02481
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Sponsor: Success Coaching with Kate
Telephone: 617-469-3114
Contact Name: Kate Beeders
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July 27 - 30, 2017 Flying Phoenix Qigong with Sifu Terry Dunn is a 3-day and 5-day intensive Qigong workshop that teaches participants the essential core practice of Flying Phoenix Heavenly...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East Street
Lenox, MA  01240
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Sponsor: Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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July 27 and August 3, 7-9pm Intuition Development Course I with Caroline E. Zani, M.Ed of Bridging The Gap Psychic Arts In this enlightening and relaxed course you will begin to understand...

Cost: $150

Where:
YOUnity Yoga & Wellness
189 Main Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Telephone: 508-478-3333
Contact Name: Barbara Hickson
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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Understanding Inflammation: Why It Happens And How To Fix It With Kali Sink, Certified Nutrition Consultant Join us for a one hour workshop to answer these questions and more about...

Cost: $10

Where:
The Studio at One Earth
191 Emery Mills Road
Shapleigh, ME  04076
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Sponsor: The Studio at One Earth
Telephone: 207-636-2500
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July 28 - 30, 2017 Nurturing Your Heart’s Vision: Vision lives in the heart and grows when we create a safe, silent space to listen and follow their guidance. This workshop will be an...

Cost: Please see description

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East Street
Lenox, MA  01240
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Sponsor: Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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Weekly yoga classes with Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN of Harmony Way on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM and Fridays at 9:30 AM at the Wilbraham Senior Center. Class welcomes all ages and uses a...

Cost: $5

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN
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Come unwind at the end of the week with your Anastasia's Health Happenings tribe! Fridays in Amesbury… Kick start your spiritual journey by supporting others on their spiritual...

Cost: $5 suggested donation

Where:
Anastasia’s Health Happenings
110 Haverhill Rd
Bldg. C, Suite 342
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Sponsor: Anastasia’s Health Happenings
Telephone: 978-621-8435
Contact Name: Patti Anastasia
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Dealers, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, children's activities, silent auctions, door prizes, refreshments, free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Cost: $4 adults (16-59), $3 seniors (60+), children under 16 free with adult

Where:
Tuttle Middle School
500 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT  05403
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Sponsor: Burlington Gem and Mineral Club
Telephone: 802-462-3548
Contact Name: Peg Powers
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Do you find yourself wondering, “What is this plant/weed?”  If so, come join us to learn about the many plants growing just outside our doors that are often dismissed as common...

Cost: $15

Where:
Holy Cow! Garden
at the Codman Estate
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: YOGA YUGA
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

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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Featuring the clothing line, jewelry and gifts of Rosanne Menard of Four Winds One Breath. For bazaar info: bazaar.cs.org. Complete line at 4winds1breath.com.  

Where:
Four Corners Arts Center
3852 Main Road
Tiverton, RI
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