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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.

Mushrooms: “Nature’s Greatest Decomposers”

An Indigenous-led organization in New Mexico is using fungus in an attempt to remove chemicals from soil.

Rhode Islanders For Safe Technology Screen “Generation Zapped”

National Grid is engaged in a regulatory process to replace gas and electric meters in RI, MA, and NY with next generation two-way wireless meters.

What My Mother’s Death Taught Me About Saving The Planet. We Can’t, And Here’s Why.

As environmentalists, we often refer to our work as “saving the planet.” This is unhelpful for a couple of reasons.

Earthtalk: “Zero Waste” Grocery Stores

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard about “Zero Waste” grocery stores in Europe where everything is sold in bulk and customers bring and fill up their own reusable containers and bags. When will we get some of these here on this “side of the pond”?

Serotonin And The Garden Of Good Eating

The day I joined my community garden marked not just the beginning of my healing, but also the start of my family’s suburban homesteading journey.

A Shopper’s Guide To Home Tissue Products

In the United States, we consume more than 15 billion pounds of tissue each year—more than 50 pounds per person. It’s taking a major toll on forests like the Canadian boreal.

By Reconnecting With Soil, We Heal The Planet And Ourselves

Enslavement and sharecropping cannot erase thousands of years of Black people’s sacred relationship with the land.

The Crazy Snake Worm Invasion You Haven’t Heard About

Earthworms may seem harmless, but they have the power to transform some of America’s forests—and not in a good way.

Bill McKibben: Climate Change Is Scary—Not The Green New Deal

Myron Ebell of the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, the man who led the drive to pull America out of the Paris climate accords, said the other day that the Green New Deal was a “back-to-the-dark-ages manifesto.”

Seven Crops To Plant In Late Winter

A select few fruits and vegetables can be planted long before the rest.

6 Ways To Stay Warm Without Central Heating

Here are a few D.I.Y. ways to save on your heating costs this winter, as tested under extreme conditions on live college students.
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September 15, 2019

After the madcap “busy-ness” of the past few days, the now waning Aries Moon uncharacteristically gives us a chance to grow quiet, rest, regroup and reflect. The impetus to take a breather is sparked by the Moon’s sole aspect of the day, an evening…
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September 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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September 16–December 16 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...

Cost: $25 per class

Where:
Heart and Soul Holistic Healing Center
66 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Heart and Soul Holistic Healing Center
Telephone: 781-258-9942
Contact Name: Barbara Ann Strassman
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This program begins with Gail Epstein and Sherri Snyder. This program includes trauma-informed yoga classes, optional individual counseling, journal writing exercises, art therapy and specific...

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
Uxbridge, MA


Telephone: (508) 278-2818
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Witness the healing power of mediumship as renown Scottish medium Dominic Boag joins New England’s own respected spirit medium Raylene Sousa for an evening of spirit messages. Dominic,...

Cost: $40

Where:
Hampton Inn Wells-Ogunquit
900 Post Rd
Wells, ME  04090
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Sponsor: Raylene Sousa Medium LLC
Telephone: (207) 956 - 0220
Contact Name: Raylene Sousa
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Imagine the benefits to your health if you could experience deep, rejuvenating rest on a regular basis. Join me to discover simple shifts that could help you get the restorative rest you crave....

Cost: $30

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-867-3969
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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September 19 (starts at 5 pm) – September 22 (ends at 4 pm) Are you a healer, counselor, coach, artist, entrepreneur? Adopt a fresh new assessment tool to uncover the core consciousness...

Where:
Burlington, VT


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How to gracefully support students of varying mobility with Allison Parks Dugas As yoga teachers, it is rare that we don’t have a student with some type of physical concern, whether it is...

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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Have you ever attended a crystal bowl meditation—either in-person or virtually? Join Rhys Thomas for a powerful crystal bowl meditation and awaken your intuition and purpose through the...

Cost: $35

Where:
Studio 105 “One Love”
565 Rounsville Road
Plumb Corner
Rochester, MA
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Telephone: 508-322-0998
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Join us preparing for the upcoming Autumnal Equinox over the weekend ahead! We will be doing a special meditation celebration of the Equinox. We will also be integrating our Tibetan and...

Cost: $35 Pre-registration required, includes class materials

Where:
Healing Power Of Flowers—Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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This Dating Program is the follow-up to Kerri Morrison's workshop, Deliberate Dating: 5 Keys to Successful Online Romance; held Friday, August 16th, 2019 from 6:30-7:30pm. View that event...

Cost: $199

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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Please join us for a day of deep healing and transformation using Holotropic Breathwork. “Consciousness does not just passively reflect the objective material world; it plays an...

Cost: $150 until Sep 14th, $175 after

Where:
First Congregational Church
43 Silver Street
Greenfield, MA  01301
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Sponsor: Allen Howell, M.Ed. LMHC and Ellen Wolfe, MS HTR
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Stealth pathogens, mutants per se, are among us: in our mouths, guts, brains and throughout our bodies. Lyme Disease is just one of dozens of stealth pathogens. Discover which pathogens, parasites...

Cost: $99

Where:
The Way To Balance Center for Healing
21 Water Street
2nd floor
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Sponsor: The Way To Balance, LLC Center for Advanced Healing & Training
Telephone: (978) 834-0341
Contact Name: Veronica
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Thrive is a new kind of health and wellness expo featuring the best holistic, alternative, and complementary services and products in the Upper Valley and beyond. Free and open to the public....

Cost: Free

Where:
Fireside Inn and Suites
25 Airport Road
West Lebanon, NH  03784
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Sponsor: Thrive UV
Contact Name: Karen Gray
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September 21–22 Authentic methods from Egypt, China, Europe, and modern systems with Robert Gilbert Plus, Robert also offers Intro to Vibrational Healing with Minerals, Sacred...

Cost: $350

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, #1A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Time with Spirit is a calling for both mediums. Let them help you enhance your communications! During this full day interactive workshop Raylene and Dominic will explore all aspects of...

Cost: $125

Where:
The Mills at Salmon Falls
3 Front Street
Lower Mill
Rollinsford, NH  03869
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Sponsor: Raylene Sousa Medium LLC
Telephone: 207-956-0220
Contact Name: Raylene Sousa
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  A fun day of food, drinks, presentations, gallery readings and private readings at the Spirit & Soul Psychic Fair! Readers so far: (new readers forthcoming) Abla El Azhary...

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day of show

Where:
Garden Hilton Inn
800 Hall Of Fame Ave
Springfield, MA  01105
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Sponsor: Quantum Life Management Center
Telephone: 860-830-9069
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Sound healing with use of Tibetan bowls is an effective and proven modality that uses vibration and sound to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace, well being and...

Cost: $20 before Sept 20 ($25 after)

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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Do you struggle with letting go? What does it mean to "let go" or to surrender? Surrendering is much more than opening up on the mat and letting go of physical tension. There are...

Cost: $25 early-bird ($30 after 9/19)

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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Reiki Master Teacher Libby Barnett, M.S.W., integrates her healing skills with past experience as a medical social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital. 38 years experience. Reiki...

Where:
Weston, MA


Telephone: 603-654-2787
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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
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Telephone: 508-230-3680
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September 21–22 Join other like-minded seekers as we take a journey through the concepts of the new Earth paradigm, higher self and soul sovereignty, ascension mechanics, and spiritual...

Where:
275 Main Street
Watertown, MA  02453
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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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