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How Artists And Neighbors Turned A Bomb Site Into A Medicine Garden

Amid a housing crisis, a London neighborhood found a way to protect a parcel of rewilded land—then transform it into something better.

How A Northborough Business Successfully Switched To Solar

Sun salutations just deepened their meaning at Ebb n’ Flow Yoga in Northborough, MA. Beginning in May, two 60-foot long racks of solar panels now power the yoga studio.

Your Shampoo, Hair Spray And Skin Lotion May Be Polluting The Air

Millions of Americans apply personal care products every morning before heading to work or school. But these products don’t stick to our bodies permanently.

Are Public Objections To Wind Farms Overblown?

While most surveys suggest that the public generally supports wind and solar power, opposition from local communities and residents sometimes blocks or delays specific new projects.

7 Things You Can Do To Create A Plastic-Free Future

We’re celebrating a huge moment in the global movement for a plastic-free future: More than one million people around the world have called on big corporations to do their part to end single-use plastics.

Tips For Reducing Traffic Noise Pollution Around Your Home

Unless you live in a sleepy rural community, you know the noise of highways and city streets well. Some can get used to the noise of sirens and trucks blaring by at 2AM, but for many, inadequate sleep remains an issue.

Global Warming May Poison Monarch Butterflies, Study Finds

Monarch butterflies depend on milkweed and its poisonous compounds that are deadly to most other insects. But a new study finds global warming may be making the very plant monarch butterflies need to survive too toxic even for them.

What Will We Do With All Those Solar Panels When Their Useful Life Is Over?

As solar power booms, businesses are exploring ways to ensure valuable components don’t end up in landfills.

In Search Of Safe Replacements For Harmful Chemicals Used In Cookware, Carpets, Clothing, Cosmetics And More

After ditching two notoriously toxic compounds, manufacturers subbed in other versions of their chemical class. But are they any better?

How To Get More Out Of Your Kitchen Stash And Minimize Your Trash

Learn to trust yourself more and worry less about the date labels on your food.

Silver Nanoparticles In Clothing Wash Out – And May Threaten Human Health And The Environment

Humans have known since ancient times that silver kills or stops the growth of many microorganisms. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is said to have used silver preparations for treating ulcers and healing wounds.

More Than 25 Percent Of People Reacting To Products With Fragrance

Fragrance sales, largely composed of man-made chemicals are a $10 billion dollar a year industry. Fragrance can be made of thousands of compounds, most of which are synthetic, and many proven to harm human health.

‘The Dirt Cure:’ Why Human Health Depends On Soil Health

Our connection to nature is sacred, dating back to the beginning of our existence. It’s no wonder then that our health is intimately intertwined with the Earth.

New Life For Toxic Land

Across the U.S., Superfund sites are being repurposed as recreational areas, renewable energy facilities and more. Many offer lessons for the future.

It’s Taken Thousands Of Years, But Western Science Is Finally Catching Up To Traditional Knowledge

Our knowledge of what the denizens of the animal kingdom are up to, especially when humans aren’t around, has steadily increased over the last 50 years.

Want Sustainable Clothing? It’s Time To Meet Regenerative Fiber

Let’s bring the textile industry—and fashion—home.

Melting The Ice In The Human Heart

We can’t undo what we’ve done to the planet, but perhaps we can ask its forgiveness.

Twenty-One Questions Answered About Going Solar

Solar power pioneer John Boiano invites you to join a peaceful revolution by taking the mystery out of going solar.

Here’s A Way You Probably Haven’t Thought Of To Reduce Allergies And Asthma

Our penchant for highly allergenic trees and shrubs is wreaking havoc with our health.

First U.S. City To Ban Fossil Fuel Expansion Offers Roadmap For Others

Portland, Ore., climate activists celebrate a win against Big Oil as city- and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.

The Biggest Problem With E-waste? What We Don’t Know.

When your phone stops working or you trade up for a newer model, where does it go? Like any electronic device — from laptops to lamps, washing machines to flat screen TVs — it doesn’t just disappear.

Iowans Lead The Charge Against Factory Farming

A sweeping proposal for a moratorium on factory farms is happening in Iowa.

Bees Are In Danger. You Can Help.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering allowing bee-killing pesticides to be sprayed on 165 million acres of previously protected American farmland. We need to do everything in our power to save the bees.

Earth To Ford: Get Back On Track With Clean Cars

While Ford largely supported stronger fuel efficiency and emissions standards enacted during the Obama administration, it has taken a different approach since the election of Donald Trump.

Fungi Can Help Concrete Heal Its Own Cracks

Infrastructure supports and facilitates our daily lives – think of the roads we drive on, the bridges and tunnels that help transport people and freight, the office buildings where we work and the dams that provide the water we drink. But it’s no secret that American infrastructure is aging and in desperate need of rehabilitation.

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.
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March 19, 2019

This final day of the astrological year features no exact planetary aspects. The Sun is at the last degree of Pisces, the Sign of the Two Fishes. One looks to the past while the other contemplates the future. It’s a good time to pause and consider your…
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March 2019

Sunday afternoon: 3–4:30pm at Hillside Herbals Spring Tonics II: the spring tonic herbs—it's about circulation, assimilation and elimination—tincturing. Rachel has...

Cost: Drop in Fee $10 includes all materials and handouts.

Where:
Hillside Herbals
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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March 20–23 9am-3pm each day Experience transformation guided by Mother Mary. Through Divine vibration, you will be aligned for quicker healing and evolving with mind body spirit and...

Cost: $500

Where:
, MA


Sponsor: The LoveLight Center
Telephone: (207) 216-9584
Contact Name: Cheryl Banfield

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The American Center for Bioregulatory Medicine and Dentistry (The BioMed Center) is the most comprehensive center in North America for bioregulatory medicine and dentistry. Come see what...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
111 Chestnut Street
Providence, RI
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Discover how you can release tight muscles and improve range of motion in locked joints in a weekly ESSENTRICS stretch classes led by Raindrop Fisher, certified Essentrics instructor. Raindrop is a...

Cost: $10 drop-in / $100 for 12 classes

Where:
Village at Waterman Lake
Function Room - Chalet Bldg
715 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI  02828
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Sponsor: Healthier Fit Lifestyle
Telephone: 401-678-0950
Contact Name: Raindrop Fisher
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This 8 week series in Tai Chi will provide you with everything you need to get started in a personal Tai Chi practice. Just for Beginners—there is no expectation, and no pressure in...

Cost: $137 for 8 weeks

Where:
Spiral Path Connections
218 Boston Street
Unit 104
Topsfield, MA  01983
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Sponsor: The Spiral Path
Telephone: 978-314-4264
Contact Name: Johanna Hattendorf
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“All we need is love” the Beatles claimed in 1960’s. In fact, we have been looking for love from the beginning of time. We are conditioned that it is love which brings us...

Cost: $35

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, Suite 1-A
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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“Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.” —Krishnamacharya Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the...

Cost: $30 (some hardship rates available)

Where:
Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth Street
Jamaica Plain, MA  02130
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Telephone: 617-233-6410
Contact Name: Allen Howell, M.Ed.LMHC
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Only $225 if you register for both days! Save $25! Please click here to register for both workshops. This is a 2 day course being held Saturday and Sunday, March 23...

Cost: $125

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, Suite 1-A
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Former Buddhist monk and world renowned healer, Seth Monk, will be giving a Siddha Healing to our community. Seth will be accompanied by Shannon Fitzgerald, an AromaReiki Master for a beautiful...

Cost: $35

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 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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In her art and spirit workshops, Melissa combines her gift as an intuitive with her extensive background in painting to help you to work through creative blocks and learn or refine technique. Come...

Cost: $150

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Journey back into the experience of peace, harmony and inner power through this unique meditation practice. Explore the power of your thoughts and how they can bring you inner harmony and help you...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery
1110 Massachussetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
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Telephone: 617-547-1110
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Psychics, mediums, angel readers, spirit art. Reiki, chair massage, IET, Gaiadon Heart, crystal healings, etc. Sign yourself up for a few appointments and bring your friends! Appointments...

Where:
Women Of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Telephone: (508) 230-3680
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6 Saturdays 10am–11:30am February 23–March 30, 2019 Taijiquan (Tai Chi ) is a healing martial art, using breath and movement together to strengthen the body and quiet...

Cost: $120

Where:
Metta Wellness
679 Pleasant Street
Paxton, MA  01612
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Sponsor: Metta Wellness
Telephone: 774-245-5487
Contact Name: Rick Rocha
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