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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.

Deer Disease Poses Risks To General Public, Not Just Hunters

If you live in an urban area, should you be concerned about the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in U.S. deer herds?

Nine Vital Signs Found For Forest Health

A new study for the first time offers foresters, botanists and conservationists the tools to test the health of a vast woodland.

Listening To Nature: How Sound Can Help Us Understand Environmental Change

Our hearing tells us of a car approaching from behind, unseen, or a bird in a distant forest. Everything vibrates, and sound passes through and around us all the time. Sound is a critical environmental signifier.

EarthTalk: Environmentally Friendly Banks

Dear EarthTalk: After reading an EarthTalk piece on climate divestment, I’m looking to switch my checking and savings accounts to an environmentally friendly bank. Any ideas?

A Teen Scientist Helped Me Discover Tons Of Golf Balls Polluting The Ocean

As a scientist researching marine plastic pollution, I thought I had seen a lot. Then, early in 2017, I heard from Alex Weber, a junior at Carmel High School in California.

Animals Scored Significant Victories With The 2018 Farm Bill

The Farm Bill demonstrates that even in a divided nation, protecting animals is something all Americans can support.

EarthTalk: The Green New Deal

Dear EarthTalk: What is the so-called Green New Deal proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and is Congress likely to go for it?

Environmental Storytelling Can Help Spread Big Ideas For Saving The Planet

Tackling climate change will require huge changes in society. Decarbonising energy, restoring habitat and making food supply sustainable are all critical, but methods for motivating these actions have typically taken the wrong approach.

Campaign To Promote Sharing And The Maker Movement Draws Thousands Around The World

Global waste is reaching staggering levels and is set to worsen, if things don't change drastically. While that might seem overwhelming, people are taking action on the local, national, and international levels to combat the problem.
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Daily Astrology

July 18, 2019

Morning meetings and discussions can be amazingly productive. The Aquarius Moon is in a fine angle with Jupiter, a promoter’s delight. Positive thinking, clarity and receptivity to new ideas are fostered. Adding to the rosy glow is a midday trine between…
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This meditation we'll do a brief chat about holly for the 8th month of the Celtic Tree Wheel of the year cycle. We will be working with holly and deer essences tonight. Please note this is only...

Cost: Pre-registered $10 or $15 at door

Where:
Healing Power Of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Suite A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: Healing Power Of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Join author Lois Hermann for the exclusive pre-launch of her book, Chronicles of Hope. Author meet-and-greet Presentation Book reading and Q & A Exclusive opportunity to purchase an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hunt Memorial Building
6 Main Street
Nashua, NH  03062
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Sponsor: Lois Hermann & Associates
Telephone: 603-566-2193
Contact Name: Christine Snyder
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In collaboration with Sail Satori Instructors: Captain James Ashton and Peyton Pugmire Tuesday mornings, 7/9, 8/6, 9:30am-11:30am Thursday evenings, 7/18, 8/15, 6pm-8pm Sail away,...

Cost: $85 (Tuesday morning)/$97 (Thursday evening)

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Telephone: 781-797-0389
Contact Name: Creative Spirit
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Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in America. This two hour workshop will talk about how yoga can provide gentle and safe movement for all your joints with gradual progression....

Cost: $30 early-bird ($35 after 7/15)

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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Are you separated, divorced, or in the process of divorce? Whatever stage you are in—just considering divorce or many years post divorce—our Divorce Resource Nights have something for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Leading Edge Real Estate
1756 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA  02420
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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You can find love through online dating, if you know the best ways to approach it. At this dynamic workshop facilitated by Susan Trotter, Ph.D., you will learn how to have more fun and...

Cost: $39

Where:
Newton North High School
457 Walnut Street
Newton, MA  02460
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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July 19–22 Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) is an ancient healing art that combines the alignment of the breath, yoga asana, and mindfulness meditation of Metta (loving compassion) into a flowing...

Cost: $550

Where:
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver St. #207
North Adams, MA  01247
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Sponsor: Triple Gem School of Thai Massage
Telephone: 508-510-0241
Contact Name: Jennifer Yarro
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July 19–23, 2019 Share family quality time together in a supportive community amidst the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. The retreat is open to parents, grandparents, and guardians with...

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat
430 East Street
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
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July 19–21 Organic lunches, Friday night dinner, then 10-4 both days. Identification, product-making, direct experiential connection with the plants on 30 acres. Essences, self-care,...

Cost: $350

Where:
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Networking / Supervision / Support  We are a varied group of holistic practitioners in metro-west Boston and we welcome new practitioner-members. We invite any local practitioner,...

Where:
Lincoln, MA


Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria

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Learn both the hands-on healing and the spiritual self-development applications of Reiki. Facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (Master-Teacher) This one-day class covers the basic...

Cost: $150

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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July 20–21, 2019 Why Take Level I: Marconic ‘No-touch’ Healing Protocol? Marconics is hailed by spirit as ‘The Vehicle of Ascension.’ Whether you...

Cost: $450, $150 deposit holds your space.

Where:
Crystal Essence
39 Railroad St
Great Barringont, MA  01230
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Sponsor: Marconics Southern New England Teacher Team
Telephone: 203-533-9633
Contact Name: Julie Oakes
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The Nourished Festival brings together over 100 brands exhibiting the best specialty diet products! The Festivals have five zones to visit: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Keto and Plant-Based....

Cost: $5-$15

Where:
DCU Center - North Exhibit Hall
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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Sponsor: The Nourished Festivals; Enjoy Life Foods
Telephone: 847-284-9997
Contact Name: Laura
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July 20–21, 2109 This program will run from 9:30am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. A 90 minute midday break is included. Class size is limited to 20 students only, be sure to...

Cost: $135

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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