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EarthTalk: Pharmacy In Our Drinking Water

Dear EarthTalk: Pharmaceuticals were in the news again recently, how they are polluting water and raising a host of health issues because we dispose of them both unused and used through body waste elimination. What can be done? — Lucy Abbot, Macon, GA

How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything

"Paper or plastic?" Of course the correct answer is "neither." But on the (hopefully rare) occasions you find yourself without your personal shopping bag, what is the best response for the eco-conscious consumer? Organic food is always better, or is it?

Feng Shui: Bedroom Doors Open Or Closed?

Dear Lynn, Is there any feng shui advantage to keeping bedroom doors (or other rooms) closed or open when not in use? I like to keep doors open but my husband likes doors closed. I appreciate any insight you can provide.

What A Wonderful World

When you have 2 minutes and 4 seconds to spare, click here for something truly beautiful to enjoy.

On Bicycles: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life

Urban biking is flourishing. It's emission-less, cheap, readily accessible transportation that improves health and brings together communities.

Wasting Water Is Weird

A new survey finds more Americans would choose providing clean water for the world than accepting million for themselves.

Feng Shui For Recuperation At Home

Dear Lynn,I need back surgery that will require an extended recuperation time at home. Is there any feng shui advice you can give me to turn my bedroom into a more healing environment? I have a supportive husband at home, so that is a help. — SJ, Beverly, MA

EarthTalk: Wet Cleaning

Dear EarthTalk: Some drycleaners I've seen offer "wet cleaning" as opposed to dry cleaning. What's the difference? Is it better for the environment? — Elizabeth Connelly, Tampa, FL

EarthTalk: Legalizing Green Bud

Dear EarthTalk: I heard someone say that legalizing pot — as Californians considered doing last year — would benefit the environment. How would that be? — William T., Portland, OR

Cool Pavement Cares For Our Planet

Cool Pavement, a product developed by the Scottsdale, AZ company Emerald Cities, USA, may be the solution cities are seeking to solve the problem of the extreme heat produced by black asphalt.

Banana Peels — More Than Just Comic Relief

NPR recently blogged about a new use for banana peels discovered by Brazilian environmental chemist Gustavo Castro working at Sao Paulo University.

Boston’s Gardens and Green Spaces

Boston enjoys a rich history of parks and green space. The Boston Common, the oldest city park in the United States...

EarthTalk: Will Dolphins Survive?

Dear EarthTalk: How are wild dolphins faring on the high seas? Recent reports of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico may well be due to last year's BP oil spill, but I imagine there are many threats to dolphins from pollution, human over fishing and other causes. — Henry Milken, Atlanta, GA

Feng Shui Your Closet Into A Personal Treasure Vault

Hi Lynn, I have a question that I am sure you can help me with. The wealth corner in my house [left, rear sector] is a bedroom closet that is mostly used for storage of items that are used infrequently such as holiday dinnerware, a massage table, some seasonal comforters.

EarthTalk: Environmental Health Links

Aren’t environmental issues primarily about health since the bottom line is that pollution makes us sick?

EarthTalk: Cigarette Butts

Has anyone ever studied the environmental impact of discarded  cigarettes?

Feng Shui Solutions for Living In A Hollow

Natural, upward growth is the feng shui remedy for a house embanked on a downward slope.

Farming Around the Country: An Organic Odyssey

A year of organic farm hoping. That was the aspiration of high school science teacher Brian Bender.

Gardening for Life

I had no plans to become a gardener. It just happened, quite unexpectedly. And it completely changed the focus and quality of my daily life.

Mold — The Uninvited Visitor

We would not be here long on this Earth if it weren't for the soil recycling efforts of the multi-celled organism we call mold.

Feng Shui House Lift

Hi Lynn,We live in a small condo and there is only one place for the couch — on the same wall as the entrance. It feels uncomfortable. Any ideas? — Snail Mail

EarthTalk: Tubeless Toilet Paper

Dear EarthTalk: I saw a TV ad for toilet paper with no cardboard core to save paper...

EarthTalk: Sockeye Salmon Run

Dear EarthTalk: Why did 34 million wild sockeye salmon return to the Fraser River in British Columbia this year?

Growing Gardeners at Growing Places

A garden provides nourishment, both physical and emotional, and gardening, itself, can be transformative for body, mind and spirit.

Horseradish: 2011 Herb of the Year

Every year since 1995 the International Herb Association (IHA) has chosen an Herb of the Year noted as outstanding in two of three criteria: culinary, medicinal and decorative.

Herb Gardening

Is there anything better than a gentle summer breeze with the scent of herbs from the garden?

Green Kids, Sage Families: the Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Organic Kids

As the founder of Green Babies, one of the world’s largest organic cotton clothing companies, Lynda Fassa is committed to an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Feng Shui For Everyday: Erect A Fence

Yes — start erecting a living wall of beauty. Arbor vitaes, green all year, and if space permits, a flowering tree about 10-12 feet tall — tops.

EarthTalk: Monster Science

While most of the world fixates on how to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases we emit into the atmosphere, scientists and engineers around the world are busy working on various “geo-engineering” technologies

EarthTalk: Green Cities

Best described as a loose association of cities focused on sustainability, the emerging “green cities movement”.
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Daily Astrology

January 19, 2018

Pace yourself and drive carefully if you’re up and out the door before dawn. After a tough early morning square to Mars, the Aquarius Moon sails void of course, without making another aspect until mid-afternoon. Wishing to be somewhere, anywhere else is…
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January 2018

Two Sundays, January 14th and February 11th Learn advanced techniques for self-care, to offer Reiki to others from a distance and for manifesting what you want in your life! Facilitated...

Cost: $250

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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Join us the Second Sunday of the month at the Northeast Reiki Center classroom in Framingham for a Reiki Circle in the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing. We are a gathering of Reiki...

Cost: Free

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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January 15 - February 23, 2018 A cross-cultural midwifery and global health experience ***Application Deadline November 3*** Come spend six weeks at the ACAM birth center, located in a...

Where:
ACAM Birth Center
Western Highlands of Guatemala, MA


Sponsor: Maya Midwifery International
Contact Name: Dena Moes
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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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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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Change is what happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing.” – Rav Berg, Spiritual Director, Kabbalah Centre Last year, you most likely set New...

Cost: Free

Where:
MGH at Charlestown Navy Yard
Building 114, Room D1
114 16th Street
Charlestown, MA  02129
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Sponsor: Kabbalah Center
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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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Come hear Steven, M. Buggy, Corey and Scotty share their healing experiences with addiction and entheogens. Donation: $5 (We won’t turn you away if you can’t afford to pay.)...

Cost: $5

Where:
Make Shift
549 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA  02118
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Sponsor: It’s a Bob World
Telephone: 617-752-2481
Contact Name: Bob Cohen

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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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Removing limiting beliefs and shaping your future with Julie Rost and Tracey Miller The new year brings forth a natural and truly beautiful human desire to seek more from life. But resolutions...

Cost: $150 (includes lunch)

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-969-8968
Contact Name: Brian Serven
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Reiki is a gentle energy healing method from Japan that anyone can learn. Reiki 1 is the basic Reiki attunement that allows people to work on family members, pets, plants and more. During class...

Cost: $150

Where:
Perfect Fit Pilates and Stretch
85 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA  01748
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Sponsor: Elder Grove Shamanic Healing
Telephone: 774-232-2343
Contact Name: Deb Fate-Mental
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Join Diane Lewis for a very special author event! Diane will be introducing her new book From Psychic to Soul. From Psychic to Soul is a reveal of how every person is psychic. How we already,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
1 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
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Sponsor: Barnes & Noble
Telephone: 617-645-6415
Contact Name: Diane Lewis
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