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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?

Seven Questions With Denise O’Brien, Farmer And Founder Of Women, Food And Agriculture Network

Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with Denise O’Brien, farmer and founder of Women, Food Agriculture Network, who will be speaking at the 1st Annual Chicago Food Tank Summit on November 16, 2016.

Tom’s Foolery

Tom’s of Maine, that homespun brand from the quaint little state of Maine, wouldn’t lie to you about its toothpaste, would it?

Ten Questions With Gene Baur, Co-Founder And President Of Farm Sanctuary

Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with Gene Baur, Co-Founder and President of Farm Sanctuary, who will be speaking at the 1st Annual Chicago Food Tank Summit.

The $25,000 Open Source, Modular, Eco-Home

The Open Building Institute is an open source effort to make affordable housing widely available while fostering collaborative and ecological practices. The project is focused on low cost and rapidly-built structures that are modular, ecological, and energy efficient.

Celebrate The Urban Wildnerness Right Where You Live

Throughout the country there are revitalization efforts to bring back to life long-neglected urban wild areas.

Can Technology Help Fashion Clean Up Its Act?

Fashion designers are now utilizing technology to create new, environmentally conscious clothing. Though generally relegated to the catwalk, these designs offer a glimpse of the future – and a critique of an industry that will soon be forced to address some of its problems.

10 Tips to R-R-R At Your Next B-B-Q

From the type of grill you use to your post-food-coma cleanup, there are tons of ways to reduce waste at your backyard barbecues (and maybe even reduce your carbon footprint while you’re at it). Here are 10 tips to ensure the best and greenest barbecue season.

Animals To Humans: Be Quiet, Already

Human noise is reshaping the soundscape — creating concerns for creatures on the edge.

What To Do About Gypsy Moths

According to the Associated Press, this may be the worst infestation of gypsy moths since the 1980’s. Now that they’re here, what can we do about them?

6th Annual Organic Pioneer Awards Recipients

Rodale Institute has announced the recipients to be honored at the upcoming 6th Annual Organic Pioneer Awards.

12 Ways To Get Rid Of Weeds Without Using Roundup

You don’t have to resort to chemical herbicides in order to get rid of invasive weeds. Safer options exist that will work just as effectively.

The Art Of The Wild

Painter Thomas Paquette celebrates a half-century of the Wilderness Act.

How To Keep Mosquitoes Away Without Toxic Chemicals

Mosquitoes don’t like fans, and other tips to keep them off naturally.

A Park Where You Can Walk Among 1,500-Year-Old Bears And Birds

Terry Tempest Williams on the sacred earthworks of Effigy Mounds National Monument.

12 Fascinating Facts About Fireflies

The flying, twinkling lights of fireflies are a mystical summer attraction. While lightning bugs are common in nature, there’s a few things you might not know about them. Here are 12 fun and interesting facts about nature’s glowing wonder.

What Massive Land Rehabilitation Project Teaches Us About Ecological Health, Poverty And Our Prospects For The Future

The featured film, “The Lessons of the Loess Plateau” by John D. Liu reveals the pitfalls of agriculture. Yet it gives hope for the future…

27 Versatile Uses For Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is incredibly popular, and for good reason. It offers many health benefits, has a delicate taste and is widely available. It’s also an extremely versatile oil with a number of uses you may not be aware of.

This Giant Straw Is Actually A Vertical Bladeless Wind Turbine

Small-scale wind generators, especially vertical designs, are the renewable energy pariahs, and the clean energy concept that many cleantech enthusiasts love to hate.

The Pros And Cons Of Electric Vehicle Ownership

Every year new electric and hybrid cars hit the market. From budget-friendly U.S. manufacturers to luxury German brands, there’s an electric car at every price point and for every kind of driver these days.

EarthTalk: Can We Ward Off Zika With Better Environmental Management?

Dear EarthTalk: Can we ward off the spread of the Zika virus with better environmental management?

To Better Conserve Wildlife, Consider All Kinds Of Animals, Not Just The Ones We Hunt

For close to a century, the dominant method of conserving wildlife in the United States has been to protect and manage the areas where animals live. But land managers' top responsibility is typically to increase populations of animals that people like to hunt.

3 Reasons You Should Skip Fabric Softeners And Dryer Sheets

Using fabric softeners sounds like a no-brainer. These common laundry products promise soft, fresh-smelling clothes, free of static and wrinkles, along with less stretching, fading and pilling.

White Shark Populations Are Growing. Here’s Why That’s Good News

Tell people how happy you are that the great white shark population is on the rise, and you won’t find many who will join in the celebration. It’s understandable. We have an inherent and sensible fear of predators…

EarthTalk: What’s The Best Bang For My Buck On The New Plug-in Cars?

Dear EarthTalk: I’m finally ready to make the switch from my old gas guzzler to an electric or plug-in hybrid car. What are the best bang-for-my-buck deals on these newfangled vehicles?

World Naked Gardening Day Is Here — 12th Year Of Putting Humans Back In Touch With Nature

World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) is an annual international event celebrated on the first Saturday of May by gardeners and non-gardeners alike.

How John Muir’s Incessant Study Saved Yosemite

Run a Google search on naturalist and preservationist John Muir and you will quickly turn up one of his best-known, yet abbreviated, sayings: “The mountains are calling and I must go.” It’s a compelling quote that says it all for many outdoor lovers…

Open-Source, DIY Machine Recycles Household Plastic Into New Products

Plastic has been described as a lot of things, but precious? That’s a new one. However, one team in the Netherlands is working to change how we view plastic, taking it from a waste product that is clogging up our oceans, landfills and animals, and reframing it as a valuable resource.

Trees Share Their Survival Skills

Swiss experiment on the interdependence of trees gets to the roots of the role forests play in managing atmospheric carbon for the rest of the living world.

Top 10 Recycling Questions

Recycling makes the biggest impact when the only things in our recycling carts are items that can be processed by the local MRF and efficiently recycled into new products. Of course, it’s not always clear just what those things are, and it seems like every day brings a new reason to ask: Is this recyclable?
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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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