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How Capitalism Is Changing Vermont's Maple Syrup Industry For The Worse

It’s almost sugaring time here in Vermont. On our homestead, we tap about 25 trees, boil down the sap on the kitchen cookstove, and -- in a good year -- end up with four or five gallons of maple syrup…

Emissions Standstill Boosts Paris Hopes

The link between global economic growth and emissions growth has been further weakened as greenhouse gas levels show no increase for the second year in succession.

Pesticide Reduction: A Goal For American Agriculture

Flawed regulatory schemes have led to a passive, albeit legal, poisoning of the environment that we should no longer accept.

Make Sure The Products You’re Putting On Your Body Are Not Toxic

Products with a new certification that aims to solve the chemical conundrum for consumers are hitting store shelves this spring.

Lowering Meat Consumption, Reducing The Impacts Of Climate Change

Reduction in global meat consumption is key to mitigating climate change, according to a new report by Chatham House.

The End Of Night: Why We Need Darkness In The Age Of Artificial Light

Since the invention of electric light, the night has been getting progressively brighter. But a growing body of research shows experiencing total darkness is critical to our well-being.

We Must Save The Honeybees And Here’s How You Can Help

Many environmental campaigns over the past 50 years have aimed at getting people to care for imperiled species in wild, far-off places.

Seven Projects Protecting Soils Around The World

The International Year of Soils came to a close on December 4, but that won’t be the end of the work for many soil projects.

Without Scalia, A New Chance For Climate Justice

Justice Scalia was a thorn in the side of the environmental movement. Now that his seat is up for grabs, the Supreme Court could be in position to make serious gains for the climate.

We Can’t Solve Climate Change Without Teaching It—Why More Classes Are Heading Outside

In response to climate change, a growing number of schools are taking kids outside to show them how a warming planet affects their local environment.

EarthTalk: Arctic Ice | Endocrine Disrupters

Dear EarthTalk: Why is the Arctic such a crucial area to focus on in efforts to stem global warming?

To Stop The Age of Extinction, Let’s Start by Ditching “It”

Language can be a tool for cultural transformation. Make no mistake: “Ki” and “kin” are revolutionary pronouns.

Awaken Your Nature Awareness

Waking up one’s nature awareness is a process of sharpening all of our senses to perceive more of what’s going on around us. It means discovering a sense of individual belonging in a story that’s as big as Earth itself.

Musings: SOS — Save Our Soil!

If you want to learn more about nature, bring a child into your life. My 18-month-old granddaughter, Bella, loves nothing more than walking outside, exploring sticks, stones and plants, and sifting dirt through her fingers.

‘Historic Settlement’ Cheered as Harbinger of End to Toxic Pesticides’ Harm

A conservation organization is celebrating what it calls a "historical settlement" that stands to put permanent restrictions on widely used pesticides and prevent federal agencies from doing industry bidding.

12 Plants That Naturally Remove Toxins and Purify Your Air

We all know that plants in our home release oxygen. But they are also able to clean the air from mold and toxins.

Warming Linked To Spread Of Zika Virus

Scientists believe that record average temperatures may be helping to create an environment that has led to big increases in the number of disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Hunting Mammals Adds To Forest Fragility

The Amazon forests’ large mammals play a key role in maintaining the ecosystem that removes CO2 from the atmosphere and helps to slow climate change.

Weekly Musings: Oceans of Love

With the use of plastics expected to double in the next 20 years, the World Economic Forum concludes that by 2050, pound for pound, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans.

Thinking Beyond The Age Of Fire

Human society without fire is unthinkable. But a new book says we need to think of a world where fire gives way to electricity.

How To Switch To A Green Energy Supplier At Home

We can easily make a greater impact on reducing pollution while saving money on outrageous utility bills at the same time by using a green energy supplier at home.

Why Aren’t Auto Manufacturers Producing Electric Cars?

What will it take to get zero emission vehicles on the road for everyone?

EarthTalk: Green Groups Oppose The TPP

Dear EarthTalk: Why do many green groups oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) governing trade in the Pacific?

EPA Confirms Longstanding Fears About Impact Of Neonics On Bees

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday confirmed longstanding fears that a widely-used pesticide can pose a significant risk to honeybee populations.

Venture Outside Announces New And Exciting Holistic Retreat Experience

Venture Outside has announced the launch of its new 2016 schedule of life-changing, guided vacations in Maine and internationally.

Finding Birds And Religion At The Point Reyes National Seashore, California

A few years back, I was on a road trip from Washington State down to the southern tip of California, driving as close to the coast as possible for most of the way.

What’s Behind Japan’s Moss Obsession?

It’s the latest craze in a country known for its eccentric tastes and quirky obsessions. The Japanese have gone gaga for…moss?

Greenpeace Sting Exposes Climate-Denying Academics-For-Hire

Professors from major U.S. institutions agreed to write reports promoting the benefits of CO2—and said they did not need to disclose fossil fuel funding…

Rethinking Our Diet to Transform the World

My name’s Kip. I had a stereotypical U.S. American childhood. My mom was a teacher. My dad was in the military, and I have one sister. I played all the sports growing up, but I especially loved the outdoors and camping…

‘Impossible Becoming Possible’ As Clean Energy Surges

Offering a “clear sign that an energy transition is underway,” renewable energy comprised nearly half of the world's power generation capacity in 2014 and is already the second-largest electricity source on the planet after coal.
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October 20, 2019

The busy feel of the weekend is reflected in the skies overhead. The Cancer Moon passes by her North Node, the symbolic pathway into the future. Trust in your instincts and heartfelt passions. Time-honored values and loyalties persist! The Moon is also…
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October 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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Free Evidence-Based Holistic Health Education Program at Wilbraham Senior Center The H.E.A.R.T. Program® (Health Empowerment and Real Transformation), created and instructed by Michelle...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Michelle Caron
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October 23 & 30, 2019, 7–9pm Instructor: Judith A. Swack, Ph.D. Register at http://www.newtoncommunityed.org Do you have a fear of flying, heights, public speaking or other...

Where:
Needham, MA


Sponsor: Healing from the Body Level Up
Telephone: (800) 310-6549 / (781) 444-6940
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It's everyone's favorite night! Eat, drink, laugh, dance, connect and meet providers! Women's health seminars  Mini spa treatments  All-natural...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groton Wellness
493-495 Main Street
Groton, MA  01450
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Sponsor: Groton Wellness
Telephone: 978-449-9919
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Attend a brand new class on awaking and accessing your authentic self! We are brought up in a world where it is difficult to know how to connect to, and express our whole and authentic selves....

Cost: $45

Where:
The Graduate Institute
171 Amity Rd
Bethany, CT  06524-3435
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Sponsor: The Graduate Institute
Telephone: 203-874-4252
Contact Name: The Graduate Institute
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Prana Vidya is a powerful Yogic technique, based on scientific principles, that helps us connect to the most fundamental, throbbing energy of the cosmos. The system uses the concept of Chakras, to...

Cost: $40 before Oct 22 ($45 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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We are proud to welcome Swami Maheshananada Saraswati, a world- renowned Yogi to Boston after 10 years.  Swami Mahesh is a wandering yogi from India. He has a degree in engineering and a...

Where:
SOHUM Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street
Suite 108B
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: SOHUM Yoga and Meditation Studio
Telephone: 508-329-3338
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“Consciousness does not just passively reflect the objective material world; it plays an active role in creating reality itself.” —Stanislav Grof MD, from The Holotropic Mind...

Cost: $150. $175 after October 19

Where:
Unity Somerville
6 William Street
Somerville, MA  02144
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Sponsor: Allen Howell, M.Ed. LMHC
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October 26th and 27th Deepen your knowledge and practice of Reiki. Facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (Master-Teacher) This two-day Level II Training enhances your...

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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Prana is the universal life force, the essence of all motion, and the basis of all manifestation in the Cosmos. It is the essence of life and existence itself. The yogis and the Seers have...

Cost: $45 before 10/22 ($50 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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Yoga is a science of total health and harmony. The science of Yoga is dedicated to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing of mankind. A proper approach to yoga brings...

Cost: $40 before 10/22 ($45 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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We are excited in the midst of our favorite holiday season! Join us for an evening workshop preparing your own take home potion and lotions. As we prepare for the close of the next harvest and...

Cost: $30 pre-reg. or $35 at the door

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers — Heaven and Earth
68 Stile 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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Mount Kailash, the Crown Chakra of the Earth, the abode of Lord Shiva and the Holiest pilgrimage for Hindus! Located at 18,000ft in High Himalayas, Mt Kailash is as real as it is mythical and...

Cost: pay-what-you-want ($20 recommended)

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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October 26–27 Weekend workshop with David Dalton, founder of Delta Gardens. Explore the art of vibrational flower and gem essence healing with a master crafter of essences. Email...

Cost: $360

Where:
Roots to Wings
Newbury, MA


Telephone: (603) 601-6929
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October 26–27 Saturday 9:30–10 am registration, 10 am–5 pm class Sunday 10 am–5 pm class This practitioner training takes place over 2 days and offers...

Cost: Course Fee: $450; Recalibration Appointment: $333

Where:
Spirit Dancer Books & Gifts
125 South Winooski Ave
Burlington, VT  05401
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Telephone: 617-366-6042
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With Nicci Goot Build a foundation of essential virtues for developing altruism, compassion and loving kindness for living a life of harmony and joy. 4 session-program

Where:
State of Grace Yoga
104 E. Hartford Avenue, Unit A
Uxbridge, MA
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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We are proud to welcome Swami Maheshananada Saraswati, a world- renowned Yogi to Boston after 10 years.  Swami Mahesh is a wandering yogi from India. He has a degree in engineering and a...

Where:
SOHUM Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street
Suite 108B
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: SOHUM Yoga and Meditation Studio
Telephone: 508-329-3338
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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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