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Something’s Fishy About Seafood Labels

Recently, the nonprofit watchdog Oceana released a report cautioning consumers that their seafood may not actually be what the label reads.

Can Black Friday Turn Green? Outdoor Retailers And The Paradoxes Of Eco-Friendly Shopping

While shoppers scramble for Black Friday bargains this year, outdoor retailer REI is closing its 145 U.S. stores.

Regeneration Thursdays

Don’t mourn, regenerate!

Obama Takes Historic Action, Protects Arctic Ocean From Offshore Oil Drilling

The Obama administration made another historic move to decrease America's dependence on dirty fossil fuels, this time protecting the Arctic Ocean from offshore drilling.

Investments in Going Green During Your Next Home Remodeling

When you're planning for your next home renovation project, consider making things more environmentally-friendly. Not only is a greener lifestyle good for the planet, but it provides you and your family an array of health benefits, too.

16 Ways To Lead A Zero Waste Life

With just 111 possessions and an adventurer’s heart, Rob Greenfield is on a mission to create a “happier, healthier existence for all humans, creatures, and plants.”

It's Time To Get Rid Of Your Lawn!

A growing number of homeowners are converting part or all of their lawns to a less thirsty form of landscape.

World's First Self-Charging, Folding Electric Bike Never Runs Out Of Juice

Electric bikes are a great way to zip around town with less pedal power…

Plant Diversity Naturally Repels Pests Without Pesticides Or Herbicides

A new study has unveiled why a field with a variety of plants seems to attract fewer plant-eating insects than farm land with just one type of crop.

10 Tips To Green Your Halloween

Sometimes the thought of potential Halloween trash can be more frightening than Halloween itself. Here are some green Halloween tips that are sure to scare away waste without affecting your Halloween treats!

The Island That Time Forgot

The producer of The Magic and Mystery of Sable Island delves into his experiences visiting this incredibly remote and beautiful island.

Agroforestry Can Help Planet And Profits

Researchers say agroforestry systems offer a solution to helping combat climate change, feeding the world and increasing farmers’ profits.

7 Bees Facing Extinction Added To Endangered Species List For First Time

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) has added seven bee species to the endangered species list, a first for bees. Native to Hawaii, these yellow-faced bees are facing extinction due to habitat loss, wildfires and invasive species.

How To Raise An Environmentalist

Helping children form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet's future.

This Fabric Can Power Your Phone

Scientists in the US and China have fashioned the ultimate in power dressing: a fabric that recovers energy from movement, and at the same time turns sunlight into electricity.

Three Surprising Ways Big Companies Are Making The World A Greener Place

Taking care of the planet is a responsibility we all share. Individuals can make small changes that add up, but when big businesses make an effort to be eco-friendly it can have a huge impact.

First Country Emerges To Ban Plastic Cutlery, Plates and Cups

Knowing the threat plastic poses to our environment and health, Narayana Peesapathy created a tasty and nutritious alternative: edible cutlery.

Why Fixing Your Phone Is One Of The Most Empowering Things You Can Do

You become something more than just a consumer. Something different. Something better. You're a fixer. And armed with a screwdriver and a repair manual, you can fix the world—one broken gadget at a time.

EarthTalk: Protecting The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

What’s the latest in the battle over whether or not to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)?

Ants, Birds And Bacteria Can Teach Humanity About Teamwork

Researchers believe that some of the most complex technologies of our times, such as robotics or cognitive computing, can learn a thing or two from swarms of ants, pigeons and bacteria.

‘Sickening’ Killing Of Wolf Pack Proceeds Despite Research Debunking Program

New research shows killing wild predators may not only be ineffective in protecting livestock, but can actually increase livestock deaths.

Japan’s Notorious Dolphin Hunt Is Where The World’s Aquariums Shop

The notorious annual dolphin hunt got underway last week in the small Japanese town of Taiji. During the six-month hunting season, terrified dolphins are violently herded into a narrow cove. Most are slaughtered — but scores of “good-looking” ones are captured and shipped off to aquariums.

ZeroLandfill Project Upcycles Free Materials For Artists And Educators

Since 2006, ZeroLandfill projects around the country have diverted more than one million pounds of materials, with the Nashville-area Harvest upcycling more than 100,000 pounds on its own.

Fatigue, Migraines Linked To Fracking As Case Builds For National Ban

New research published Thursday links severe fatigue and migraine headaches to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, leading to renewed calls for a ban on the controversial oil and gas extraction method.

How To Get Clean Energy At Home For Free

Whether you live in a home or apartment, as long as you pay a utility bill, you can sign up for clean energy with Arcadia Power.

Seven Home Design Elements To Help Children Learn Language

Children's language development can be enhanced through home design. Families can evaluate how their home supports speaking and listening for both children and adults. Many design solutions can be identified and economically implemented that enhance language development. Consider the following seven home design elements and solutions.

Serendipity Leads to Revolutionary Ergonomic Design

We live in a square Western culture, but ergonomics are based on round and moving centrifugally. As a furniture designer living and working in a small fishing village in downeast Maine back in 2009, I was working on a solution for surviving a faltering economy when serendipity struck.

EarthTalk: Your Environmental Questions Answered

Why do environmentalists consider Hawaii “ground zero” in the fight against genetically engineered crops?

Extinction On Your Plate?

The Center for Biological Diversity released extinction facts labels as part of its Take Extinction Off Your Plate campaign.

Should You Be Concerned About Plastic And Other Human Debris In Your Seafood?

Plastics and other debris can harm marine wildlife and can leach harmful chemicals into the ocean. Does that mean your seafood might be carrying these hazards, too?
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Daily Astrology

January 20, 2018

With the Sun now in Aquarius, winter’s depths are upon us. The next few weeks are typically the coldest in the northern hemisphere. Today’s Pisces Moon lends itself to appreciating the beauty of a season when so much seems asleep or hidden under blankets…
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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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