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Green Living

EarthTalk: Responsible Recycling

Many municipal recycling programs throughout the U.S. still do not accept plastic lids, tops and caps even though they take the containers that accompany them.

Feng Shui and Tropical Fish Tanks

I just got a new fish tank for tropical fish! I want to place it in my living room right near the front door....

The Encyclopedia of Country Living: 10th Edition

Carla Emery didn’t speak as a child. At age five, a single trip to the doctor cured her (he said she was “just-tongue tied”).

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds: Tried-and-True Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables for a New Generation

When I visited my mom this summer in Pennsylvania she handed me two paper envelopes.

Green Dog, Good Dog: Reducing Your Best Friend’s Carbon Paw Print

There is a lot of focus on the carbon  footprint, but what about the carbon “paw” print?

Open Spaces Sacred Places: Stories of How Nature Heals and Unifies

Nature heals and unifies. Tom and Kitty Stoner understood this while visiting a small park in London.

EarthTalk: Eco-Villages

Dear EarthTalk: What are “eco-villages?” I’ve heard of one in  New York near  Ithaca and another one called Arcosanti being built in  Arizona . — Jim Killian,  Brookline,  MA

EarthTalk: Navy Sonar

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that military sonar exercises actually kill marine wildlife? — John Slocum, Newport, RI

EarthTalk: Stimulus Package

Dear EarthTalk: What kind of job opportunities might be opened up by the new federal emphasis on green projects? — Dick Wetzler, St. Paul, MN

Feng Shui and the Amethyst Geode

We were gifted with a beautiful three-foot tall amethyst cathedral geode for our home. What properties does amethyst bring into the home?

The Wind Beneath Their Wings

The 1989 number-one single Wind Beneath My Wings, sung by Bette Midler, soulfully describes the support gained by one individual from another during the journey through life.

Zero Waste Programs Conserve and Recover

We live in a throwaway society that burns or buries millions of tons of waste a year with dire consequences to public health and the environment.

100 Ways to be Green

More Green Ideas

The news is in: many of America’s clothes dryers may soon be getting a pink slip. One in every three Americans sees the clothes dryer as an unnecessary extravagance.

The Softer Side of Bamboo

During the many environmental activist efforts in the 70's, a thought-provoking quote came to the forefront: "For what does it avail to save the tiger if you cannot save the jungle."

Take Action

Whether you’re looking for information on regional environmental concerns, want to support passionate people with great ideas, or just wondering if your food travels more than you do, check out the sites below. Then, take action!

Creating the Space You Deserve

Ready-made is not Jill Butler’s style. A talented self-taught artist, she relishes the process of creating.

EarthTalk: Paper Products

Not many. In fact, some of the biggest names in disposable paper products are the worst offenders.

EarthTalk: Desalinizing the Oceans

Due to its high cost, energy intensiveness and overall ecological footprint...

EarthTalk: Volcanoes

This argument that human-caused carbon emissions are merely a drop in the bucket

Feng Shui and The Bagua

I’m reading Spirit of Change for the first time and enjoyed your column.

EarthTalk: Aerosol Cans

Dear EarthTalk: What’s the deal nowadays with aerosol spray cans? I thought that the ozone-depleting chemicals used in them were eliminated back in the 1970s. Is this true? If so, what is now used as a propellant? Are aerosols still bad for the ozone layer?

EarthTalk: Green Burials

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that increasing eco-awareness around the world has now extended itself to the afterlife, whereby burials can even be "green." Is that true?

EarthTalk: LED Lights

Dear EarthTalk: What's the story with LED light bulbs that are reputed to be even more energy-efficient than compact fluorescents?

Feng Shui for Everyday: A Parsonage

I’ve been reading your column in Spirit of Change. My situation is somewhat unique, but applicable to many people who must live in rented space.

Greening At Home

Eliminate Junk Mail: Cancel unwanted catalogs and cancel most unwanted credit card offers.

Alternative Power For A Cleaner World

This is in response to your fall ’08 editorial entitled "Musings." You’ve expressed a bright vision of our world, which builds on our society’s experiences of just a few generations ago.

EarthTalk: Beijing Olympics

Dear EarthTalk: The 2008 Summer Olympics in China drew a lot of attention for political reasons. One ray of light is China's effort to make the event as green as possible.

EarthTalk: Green Lawnmowers

Dear EarthTalk: What’s available now in lawnmowers that are easier on the environment?

EarthTalk: Nuclear Waste

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that there are plans to build a large repository for nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain in Nevada, but that plans have been slow and are very controversial.
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Daily Astrology

February 20, 2020

The first third of today is dominated by the union of the Capricorn Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. These planets have not all been gathered in the Sign of the Goat since 1284, seven hundred and thirty-six years ago! Indeed, we are now granted an…
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February 2020

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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January 19th, February 16th, March 8th by appointment only. Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) to balance body, resolve leg length discrepancies, reduce back, shoulder, knee, hip pain and reduce stress...

Cost: $65 to $145

Where:
Leapin' Lizards
449 Forest Ave
Portland, ME  04101
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Sponsor: Leapin' Lizards
Telephone: 207-221-2363
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With Anna DeWitte Mondays—starts 1/27 Our next new class! Join Anna (one of our recent grads) for her mild heat class! The temperature will hover around 80 degrees which helps to loosen...

Cost: $17

Where:
State of Grace Yoga & Wellness Center
104 East Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Sponsor: State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
Telephone: 508-278-2818
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Discover Beauty. Discover Goodness. Discover Yourself. Your soul’s gifts are waiting. Breathe. Find stillness. The spark you need to ignite your life is here, within. Max Meditation...

Cost: $15

Where:
Modern Mystery School Boston
132 Charles St
3rd Floor
Auburndale, MA  02466
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Sponsor: Modern Mystery School Boston
Telephone: 617-694-0994
Contact Name: Jordan Bain
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Automatic & Channel Writing — Class 1 of 3 Discussion of channel writing and then spending the rest of the class practicing writing. Getting comfortable writing either with paper and...

Cost: At door $20; online reg. $15

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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In celebration of Pediatric Dentistry Month and recognizing children’s oral health as a foundation for life-long health, join us for a free, fun and informational evening about how holistic...

Cost: Free

Where:
The BioMed Center New England
111 Chestnut Street
Ste 1
Providence, RI  02903
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Sponsor: The BioMed Center New England
Telephone: 833-8BIOMED
Contact Name: Admin Desk
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Free Workshop: What happens to the marital home in divorce? Join us for this timely seminar led by Attorney Beth Aarons, Realtor Sky Minckler, and Mortgage Consultant Craig Tashjian as they...

Cost: Free

Where:
Skylark Law & Mediation, PC
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA  01772
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Are you considering, going through or recovering from divorce? Join us at our FREE Daytime Divorce Boot Camp, and we’ll help you get into shape! In response to requests from people who...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
180 Wells Avenue
Suite 300
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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"Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.” —Krishnamacharya Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the...

Cost: $40

Where:
Friends Meeting House
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: Allen Howell, M.Ed. LMHC
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February 22nd & 23rd Deepen your knowledge and practice of Reiki. Facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (Master-Teacher) This two-day Level II Training enhances...

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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Get a personal teaching for Brother Granite's new Visionary Shamanism Tarot. This class includes the new Visionary Shamanism Tarot deck as well a 90 minute one on one class with Brother Granite...

Cost: $80

Where:
407 Deans Plaza
407 Rte 44
The Enchanted Forest Taunton
Raynham, MA  02767
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Sponsor: Brother Granite
Telephone: 774-208-6195
Contact Name: Granite
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