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Do “Environmentally Responsible” Products Help The Planet? Or Do They Just Get Us To Buy More Stuff?

Some say that so-called “conscious consumerism” is good for our planet. Others see it as just a way to assuage our overconsuming consciences.

Stories Happen In Forests: Grow & Forage

Human beings have a deep connection to forests that goes beyond the critically important clean water, clean air, and protection from climate change that they provide us.

Celebrate The Radical Power Of DIY During MAKE SMTHNG Week

Consumerism is a major part of Western culture all year, but there is no day more iconic for shopping and spending than Black Friday. For socially conscious consumers hoping to reduce their impact, there is another option: MAKE SMTHNG Week which begins on November 29th, 2019.

Is Your Skin-Care Product Turning Your Skin Into Swiss Cheese

Visit any drugstore and you’ll find a dizzying array of choices for skin-care products. That’s no surprise, says UC San Francisco dermatology professor Peter Elias, MD…

The World Needs The Amazon, But Right Now The Amazon Needs Us

While global leaders fiddle as the world burns, citizens are acting to support indigenous tribes and ecosystems.

5 Charts Show How Your Household Drives Up Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

As the public conversation about climate change gets increasingly serious, many Americans may be wondering: How do my individual choices affect climate change?

Saving Endangered Species: 5 Essential Reads

These five articles describe public perceptions of the Endangered Species Act and the challenges of saving species on the edge.

Why The Planet Needs You To Repair Your Broken Stuff

Overproduction and planned obsolescence are the new normal. But fixing your broken things is a way to resist—and build community.

Why The ‘Brain-Eating’ Amoeba Found In Freshwater Lakes – While Rare – Is So Deadly

Composed of a single cell, amoeba seem harmless enough: They look like playful critters waltzing under the spotlight of a microscope until they come upon a group of bacteria.

EarthTalk: Fires In The Amazon Rainforest

Dear EarthTalk: What are the ramifications of these horrendous fires taking place now in the Amazon Rainforest? What can be done to stop the madness?

5 Steps To Sustainable House Building

Here’s a list of ideas that can help steer you towards creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly home.

15 Amazing Things You Can Check Out From The Library (Besides Books)

Many libraries loan far more than books — unique libraries around the world offer patrons the chance to check out everything from baking pans to robotics kits.

Is Collaborative Housing Right For You?

Living with others isn’t just for college roommates anymore. Collaborative housing is a great option for anyone who wants to live in community.

Why Are Harmful Flame-Retardant Chemicals Still Showing Up In Children’s Toys?

Despite being largely phased out a decade ago because of their adverse health effects, PBDEs continue to show up in everyday products made from recycled plastics.

We Ignore Thousands Of Threatened Plant Species At Our Own Peril

We take plants for granted because they are all around us, but more than 20 percent of the world's known plant species are threatened with extinction. It’s time to urge our elected representatives to protect plants with a stronger Endangered Species Act.

Are Bioplastics Better For The Environment Than Conventional Plastics?

Confusion among terms like bioplastics, bio-based and biodegradable plastics makes it hard to discern — and make — the environmentally responsible choice.

Earthtalk: Cell Service In National Parks

Dear EarthTalk: I was appalled to find out on a recent backpacking trip to Yosemite National Park that I could get three bars of service on my cell phone. What about getting away from it all?

Creating A Backyard Paradise With Tropical Plants

Have you ever wondered how you can make your backyard look and feel like a tropical paradise? With a few simple techniques in layout, color, and plant choices, you’ll be enjoying your personal tropical paradise in no time.

How The Secret Language Of Plants Can Make Agriculture More Environmentally Friendly

Freshly cut grass is a quintessential smell of summer. While the smell might conjure memories of lemonade stands and kids playing outside, it also serves another purpose.

When People Downsize To Tiny Houses, They Adopt More Environmentally Friendly Lifestyles

Interest is surging in tiny homes – livable dwelling units that typically measure under 400 square feet.

National Parks: Serving Humanity’s Well-being As Much As Nature’s

Imagine, for a moment, a world without national parks. Yellowstone National Park is just a combo of cattle ranchers and gated communities for rich people who like the empty views.

How To Start And Participate In A Buy Nothing Group

Back in 2014, I read an article about the Buy Nothing Project, a collection of independent Facebook groups across the country where members can give and receive freely in their own neighborhoods.

How To Get Your Kids Involved In Green Living

Here are a few helpful hints to get you and your family started on a green journey.

Impact Of Electric Bicycles On The Environment

The use of electric bicycles, or e-bikes, is an innovative step towards efficiently cutting the need for burning fossil fuels by allowing anyone to use a bike for transportation regardless of health, stamina or hilly terrain.

Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned In The Forest

We need to value nature’s biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature is the best teacher.

What Does A 1.5-degree Lifestyle Look Like?

The sheer scale of the individual and societal shifts needed to avoid the worst of climate change might seem immobilizing. But real progress remains within reach…

The Gift Of Soil: How Composting Builds Community

The perfect soil mixture can do more than grow food.

Coral Reefs Provide Flood Protection Worth $1.8 Billion Every Year – It’s Time To Protect Them

More than $100 billion has been appropriated to recover from hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma; it would make economic sense to spend some of these funds on rebuilding reefs.

EarthTalk: Northern Pacific Gray Whale Deaths

Dear EarthTalk: Why are so many gray whales washing up dead on west coast beaches this spring?

7 Recommendations For Incorporating Indigenous Perspectives Into Biodiversity Conservation

When it comes to conservation, it’s tempting to think that science is the only guide to good policy.
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December 12, 2019

Minutes after midnight the “Cold” Moon is Full in Gemini. Trust may be tested, making a leap of faith a necessity. Faced with unknowns and other mysteries, there could be no other choice than to carry on as best as possible. The Moon then embarks on a…
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December 2019

Come shine with us! Join us in harmony and in our goal to bring the light of Spiritualism forward to all those who are searching.

Where:
VFW Post 2597
775 Boston Rd, Rt 3A
Billerica, MA
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Sponsor: The Spiritualist Fellowship Church Of New England
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A beautiful collection of messages from Jeshua Ben Joseph (Jesus) that will transform your life, as it did his. Coming together to study these teachings, to ponder, to savor, to deepen our...

Cost: $25 per class

Where:
Heart and Soul Holistic Healing Center
130 Massapoag Avenue
Sharon, MA  02067
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Sponsor: Heart and Soul Holistic
Telephone: 781-258-9942
Contact Name: Barbara Ann Strassman
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2nd and 4th Monday of every month This psychic message circle is for anyone wishing to raise their connection using their psychic centers known as the “clairs.” Learn how to use...

Cost: $20

Where:
Messages From Heaven Healing and Learning Center
646 Central Street
Suite 3
Leominster, MA
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What is a vigorous yoga practice, and who can benefit from it? With Marissa McAleer and Julie Rost This workshop will explore a more physical practice of yoga and how it can be used to...

Cost: $45

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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The Wellness Roundtable Holistic Practitioners Network creates an environment for wellness practitioners to inspire, educate and support one another, while building community and encouraging...

Cost: $20 (Drop-ins are welcome)

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman St
#108B
Westborough, MA
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Sponsor: 01581
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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How would it feel to have direct education on changing your feelings so you do start to ask for what you truly want? Each month, come and practice hands-on skills to get into the habit of...

Cost: $15

Where:
Awaken Holistic Counseling Services
2 Liberty St., Unit 2L
Newburyport, MA  01950
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Sponsor: Awaken Holistic Counseling Services, LLC
Telephone: 978-255-7893
Contact Name: Kerri Morrison
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The nights of December fall dark and early. Homes are filled with warm firelight and flickering candle glow. As the year draws to a close, pause under the peaceful light of December’s Full...

Cost: $10–15 suggested donation

Where:
A Touch of Magick
195 S Main Street
Uxbridge, MA
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Telephone: (508) 779-7386
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Sound baths provide an opportunity to relax and journey into a healing, meditative and rejuvenating state. There is nothing you need to do, know or believe. Join us for a powerful, yet casual...

Cost: $25

Where:
Moth & Moon Studio
173 South River Rd
Suite #4
Bedford, NH  03110
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Sponsor: Jeffrey Charles Warren
Contact Name: Jeffrey Warren
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Multi-skilled, and varied holistic practitioner group in Lincoln Area / Metro-West Boston welcomes new practitioner-members. Open invitation to any local practitioner, teacher, researcher,...

Cost: Free, or $5-$15

Where:
Member-homes/offices
Lincoln, MA  01773-4107


Sponsor: Lincoln Area Wellness Collaborative
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur

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This is a class that will teach you how to make your own wire-wrapped gemstone pendant! Don’t be discouraged—it is simpler than you think, and you’ll have great fun in crafting...

Cost: $40 per person or $35 more than one, includes supplies

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers — Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd, Unit A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey
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Learn to overcome spinal tensions through therapeutic postures, designed to decompress your spine and relieve pain. Taught by a certified yoga therapist, classes bring you through poses...

Cost: 5/$50

Where:
Bliss Through Yoga
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice O'Brien
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