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Consumer Society No Longer Serves Our Needs

How did “throw-away”, “disposable” and “planned obsolescence” become part of product design and marketing? It was deliberate.

We’re Pouring Millions Of Tons Of Salt On Roads Each Winter. Here’s Why That’s A Problem.

The use of salt to de-ice roads and parking lots has skyrocketed in recent years. As environmental consequences emerge, scientists propose creative solutions.

Asbestos-Laced Makeup: Children’s Products Continue To Be Contaminated With Deadly Fiber

The troubling news about the presence of asbestos in children’s makeup is just the latest example of the deadly fiber contaminating imported products marketed toward children, said Environmental Working Group (EWG).

This Town Built A Market Where Neighbors Can Take What They Want For Free

It’s a radical but simple experiment that builds community and keeps useful things out of the landfill.

How To Help My Daughter Face Climate Change With An Open Heart

In his new book Being the Change, climate scientist Peter Kalmus shows why, on the cusp of climate catastrophe, we are neither choiceless nor powerless.

Illegal Organic Certification Of Hydroponics Continues

Can conventional, GMO, glyphosate-sprayed soybeans be certified USDA Organic? Of course not.

Check Out This Seed Library In Boston And Learn How To Start Your Own

Around the globe, seed lending libraries have been sprouting up in public libraries. The seed libraries function very much like regular libraries, except instead of books, you check out seeds and bring them back once you've harvested them.

Why Glitter Must Be Banned

Glitter may be fun for a party, but it's a nightmare for human and animal health.

12 Healing Houseplants

12 therapeutic houseplants that can boost your physical health, emotional well-being—and even your brain power.

Unsafe Product Fact Sheet

When it comes to product safety, most people rely on companies and the government to do the “right” thing.

3 Community-Based Solutions For Managing And Conserving Water Supplies

The oceans were the original global commons, fished and navigated for ages. But new technologies have added numerous challenges to sustaining our oceans.

With Storms Intensifying And Oceans On The Rise, Boston Weighs Strategies For Staying Dry

A multi-billion-dollar seawall is among climate adaptation options under consideration for the iconic coastal city.

4 Ways To Give Your Body Back To Nature After You Die

These alternative burial methods give a purpose to your remains.

Straws Suck, Join No Straw November

Every piece of plastic counts. Even one straw. Especially one straw, because, if you think about it, would you even miss it if it weren’t there?

Whales, Sea Turtles Threatened By Trump Administration Proposal

The Trump administration proposed a rule to federalize regulation of drift gillnets used to catch swordfish on the West Coast. The rule would end California’s right to prevent the deadly entanglements of sea turtles, whales and dolphins in these underwater, mile-long nets.

A Surprisingly Simple Solution To A Transportation Mess In India

Electric rickshaws have become an economic and environmental lifeline for both drivers and passengers.

The Blueprint For The Most Radical City On The Planet

In July 2017, 34 year old Chokwe Antar Lumumba was sworn in as Mayor of Jackson Mississippi. He soon announced that the city was going to be “the most radical city on the planet.”

‘Geostorm’ Movie Shows Dangers Of Hacking The Climate – We Need To Talk About Real-World Geoengineering Now

Hollywood’s latest disaster flick, “Geostorm,” is premised on the idea that humans have figured out how to control the Earth’s climate.

Unilever Buys Pukka – What Can We Learn?

Before judging a company, we need to understand what it takes to do what they do: where and how are the plants grown, collected, dried, processed and stored?

How We Can All Help Save Monarch Butterflies

Lots of people don’t really think about it, but all of our crops that we eat, and all of the crops that our livestock eat, are all supported by pollinators.

Carbon Pawprints: How Our Dogs And Cats Contribute To Global Warming

Is it really true that our dogs and cats are major contributors to climate change, and if so what can we do about it?

How Community-Led ‘Rights Of Nature’ Initiatives Are Protecting Ecosystems

In 2008, Ecuador’s leadership rewrote its constitution to include the rights of nature, effectively awarding legal rights to the environment.

Turning Solar Sites Into Pollinator-Friendly Habitats Is The Sweetest Idea

A married couple in Minnesota found a genius use for the swaths of land occupied by solar systems—coupling them as pollinator-friendly habitats.

You’re Probably Drinking Plastic In Your Tap Water

We know that plastics clog our oceans, lakes and the stomachs of marine animals, but a first-of-its-kind investigation from Orb Media found the pervasive material in tap water supplies around the world, too.

EarthTalk: Home Solar 101

Dear EarthTalk: I'm finally ready to join the 21st century and commit to putting solar panels on my roof. Where do I start?

Religious Call For Climate Solidarity

The heads of two of the world’s religions have made what is considered to be one of the most strongly worded pleas by clerics to date to limit the impact of a warming planet – including a thinly veiled attack on the climate policies of the Trump administration.

Are Hazardous Vapors Seeping Into Your Home?

The movement of underground contaminants into buildings is attracting increased scrutiny from health experts, advocates and agencies.

Smart Meter Controversy Takes An Astonishing New Turn

As revealed in “Take Back Your Power,” many feel powerless in the face of government and large corporations that seem to dictate the rules without regard for an individual’s safety. But there are a wide variety of actions you can take to protect yourself and your family.

EarthTalk: Endangered Grizzlies And Strategies For E-Waste

Is the federal government’s decision to take Yellowstone’s grizzlies off the endangered species list good news or bad news for the iconic bear?

7 Reasons To Avoid GMOs And 4 Ways To Spot Them

GMOs are genetically modified organisms, including foods, whose genes have been altered using biotechnology.
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June 20, 2018

The early going is rugged as the stresses of the First Quarter Virgo Moon gradually give way to a mellower void of course Moon period. Be careful not to forget important items as you ready for the day. By mid-morning the Moon is in Libra. Focus sharpens…
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June 2018

Join us for a monthly gathering of like-hearted people to give and receive angelic energy healing. This session is a combination of group meditation and discussion, along with working in pairs...

Cost: Scale $5-$20 ($10 suggested)

Where:
Pathway Of Joy
884 Broadway, Suite 12
Upstairs in the Spiritual Renaissance Center building
South Portland, ME  04106
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Sponsor: Pathway Of Joy
Telephone: 207-329-7192
Contact Name: Linda Huitt
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What better way to end a busy day than with a little bliss. We'll support your body right where it is today and help you to open your spine to find more movement and flexibility. Begin and end...

Cost: $18

Where:
Body Love Wellness Center
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Sponsor: Bliss Through Yoga
Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice
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8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course with Erin Woo Tuesdays, May 1 - June 19, 6–8:30 pm *Includes an all day retreat on Saturday, June 9 from 9 am - 4 pm Come explore the...

Cost: $290

Where:
Balance Bethlehem
2087 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH  03574
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Sponsor: Balance Bethlehem
Telephone: 603-869-2125
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If you are worried about getting Parkinson’s or have beginning symptoms, check out a free intro on how to rewire your brain from the inside. First and third Wednesdays of the month,...

Where:
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June 21 - 24, 2018 Healing trauma and installing boundaries. 9am-6pm each day. With Judith Swack, PhD. Learn how to heal PTSD. HBLU™ integrates the best of biomedical science, psychology,...

Where:
Needham, MA


Telephone: 781-444-6940
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Learn from local industry leaders, scientists and experts about innovations in wellness, behavioral change, nutrition, fitness, environmental, societal wellbeing and more. Learn how to start or...

Cost: Free

Where:
CIC Cambridge
One Broadway
Venture Cafe 5th Floor
Cambridge, MA  02142-3104
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Sponsor: CIC Cambridge
Telephone: 617-953-0674
Contact Name: Shakti Rowan
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Energy Healing is an expression of our infinite connection to divine life force and divine imagination. When these divine forces move through us, they bring healing, wisdom, and the ability to...

Cost: $30

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
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June 21 - July 1, 2018 Women’s Yoga Retreats in beautiful Rockport, ME. Relax, rejuvenate, rediscover. 3 amazing options: Kundalini Summer Solstice - Jun 21-24 Gentle Yoga - Jun 24-28...

Where:
Rockport, ME


Telephone: 508-990-6795

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With Joseph Carringer Relax, clear out energetic and emotional stagnation and connect with your major energy centers. Joseph provides a meditative journey that reconnects the mind with the...

Cost: $45

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
Lower Level
6 Chestnut Street
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-867-3969
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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Back, neck, and/or sciatica pain? Svaroopa yoga is well known for relieving pain and releasing tension throughout your entire body. Classes begin and end with a guided awareness and include...

Cost: $18

Where:
Body Love Wellness Center
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Sponsor: Bliss Through Yoga
Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice
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