Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods

Green (Living) Review

Since 1994, Lloyd has run City Fresh Foods, a catering company based in Roxbury—one of Boston''s lowest-income neighborhoods. So in 2009 Lloyd helped found City Growers, one of Boston''s first for-profit farming ventures.

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Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods

Green (Living) Review

Since 1994, Lloyd has run City Fresh Foods, a catering company based in Roxbury—one of Boston''s lowest-income neighborhoods. So in 2009 Lloyd helped found City Growers, one of Boston''s first for-profit farming ventures.

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Yoga Community Means What, Exactly? ~ Jenn Falk

Elephant Journal

The topic of competition and what truly is community has been on my mind for a long while now. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today awareness Boston community compassion friendship kula sharing teachers

Heather Abbott, Boston Bombing victim, transforms tragedy through community, gratitude & acceptance.

Elephant Journal

From Victim to Survivor to Hero: Community Support & Love, Positive Outlook & Acceptance make all the Difference. Heather Abbott lost her leg in the Boston Bombing. Here’s her moving, inspiring news conference. You can’t sit there and say ‘What if?’ This is the situation I’m faced with. It’s not gonna change, so for me [.].

down:2:earth Boston

Green Life Smart Life

If you are located in the Boston area (or anywhere in Southern New England for that matter), you should stop by the Hynes Convention Center tonight, tomorrow or Sunday for the 2nd annual down:2:earth (D2E) festival. D2E is is a marketplace for eco-friendly products, a public stage for community initiatives, and an educational forum that addresses sustainability issues on the minds of us all.

Making Room for Diversity in the Yoga Community. ~ Amy Swart

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boston Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Health & Wellness San Francisco Yoga Yoga Practice Yoga Wisdom accomodating america culture diversity ethnicities open perspective practice teaching wisdom

Time to Get Over Ourselves & Get on Board: We Need Each Other. ~ Jillian Locke

Elephant Journal

"We’ve become so hyper-vigilant and protective that we don’t realize we’re creating proverbial prisons rather than sprawling communities. We’re shutting down – to ourselves and each other. We’re perpetuating the illusion of isolation, and that is truly the fall of mankind.".

eConference - Planning healthy and child friendly communities

The Green Changemakers

Keynote Speakers Activities and Events that Create Child-Friendly Communities Mayor Joseph P. Charleston, SC Child- & Youth-Friendly Land Use & Transport Planning Guideline Richard Gilbert, Toronto, CANADA Designing Child-Friendly Communities Perry Bigelow, Aurora, IL Designing for Play in Nature Robin C. Moore, Raleigh, NC Developing Guidelines & Certification Program for Child-Friendly Communities Suzanne H.

Conference Presentations (downloadable): Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities

The Green Changemakers

Sustainability Standards—Current Trends, Benefits and Limitations in Evaluating Community Sustainability [CM 1.5] Putting Health at the Center of Community Planning Through Non-Traditional Partnerships [CM 1.5] Broad(er) Partnerships Help Spur a Green Economy Along Boston's Fairmount Indigo Transit Corridor [CM 1.5] Working in Partnership towards Equity: Creating Safe and Healthy Communities [CM 1.5] Livable Communities in Smaller Cities, Towns and Rural America [CM 1.5]

Local Communities Showcase the Way to Sustainable Future

Green Life Smart Life

In the midst of this global economic crisis, there is a movement happening in some of the hardest hit places in America – local communities. New England isn’t the only area in the United States pushing this movement forward – there are Local First organizations countrywide, working on convincing people that their local independent community is way cooler than they may have thought. .

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Bike Share Helps to Close Gender Gap

Sierra Club Compass

In some cities, however, the numbers were a little better: in Boston and Philadelphia, women account for 32 percent of bike trips each year. In Boston, a similar report found that 47 percent of Hubway users, the city’s bike share program, are female.

EDF: Mississippi River Delta and Natural Infrastructure Economist (2-year Post-doctoral Position)

Environmental Economics

This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. natural defenses and ecological engineering) that lessen the potential impacts of sea level rise and storm damage on coastal communities. The approaches would include, but would not be limited to public finance (taxes, fees, community bonds, etc.),

Church solar project inspires solar for neighborhood

Green (Living) Review

Based in Boston, this social enterprise is working on building coalitions of community partners to plan, finance and install solar projects. One of its flagship efforts—a successful Interfaith Community Solar Campaign —has already brought solar to Second Church in Dorchester, Bethel A.M.E., One of the things that has always interested me about solar—and other clean tech—is the potential for them to become contagious.

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Going Dutch and Danish

Green (Living) Review

In fact, it’s never been easier for local leaders across the US to experience life in these world-class communities. Minimum of four participants from each community.) Imagine a major city where 35 percent of all traffic is people on bikes.

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Cycling? There's a (M)ap for That

Sierra Club Compass

Louis, Miami, Chicago, Minneapolis, Toronto, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Green Transportation Greentech Oil Safe and Healthy Communities Biking is on the rise in major cities across the country, and not surprisingly, technology is keeping pace.

Considering the Ford C-Max Energi When My Last Plug-In Car Got Totaled

Sierra Club Compass

Recently, I parked my plug-in Prius near my daughter's camp in Cambridge, MA, and took the train into Boston for a normal work day. Green Fleets Green Transportation Greentech Oil Safe and Healthy Communities

Flying Spark food-tech asks, “Do you want flies with that?”

Green Prophet

A start-up business focused on finding new ways of using insect protein in food products is a finalist in this year’s MassChallenge, the Boston-based start-up competition and world’s largest accelerator program.

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Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Bill McKibben

Conservancy Talk

Since joining The Nature Conservancy, and over the course of writing Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature , I’ve been fortunate to benefit from the perspectives and advice of many leaders of the environmental community.

JEEM: Message from the previous and the new editor

Environmental Economics

We look forward to working with the global community of environmental and natural resource economists and a continued cordial relationship with AERE. I managed to make it to campus today !

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Some PR for my alma mater (and Berea)

Environmental Economics

After all, in a relatively small area are located the likes of such great universities as Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Tufts, Brandeis, etc., The school uses its considerable endowment to lower costs to students, not shower resources on the other major claimants of resources within the college community–faculty, administrators, alumni wanting fancy athletic facilities, etc.

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Profit opportunity in the UNC system

Environmental Economics

While the state university system reduces quality with severe budget cuts imposed by the legislature with numerous political and programmitic constrains imposed by several layers of central authority, more nimble private universities see a profit opportunity : Northeastern University of Boston is officially laying down stakes in Charlotte today smack in the middle of the city at Trade and Tryon streets.

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Graphic Series: Earthly Ideas, 20-Minute Neighborhoods

The Green Changemakers

This term for walkable communities, which has often been used by urban planners, gained a lot of attention in Oregon last summer as city officials discussed the next version of the Portland Plan. Andy Lubershane researches, writes and cartoons about sustainability from his home in Boston.

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Educating About Living and Working Green | Living Green and Saving.

Living Green & Saving Energy

The university of Massachusetts, Boston was the first university to offer as PhD in green chemistry, but others are following suit, notably the University of Oregon and the University of California, Berkeley. In parallel, I saw an article about grants being offered to high schools in Kentucky to design projects to teach, produce and use biofuels in their schools and community.

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Educating About Living and Working Green: Get Them While They Are.

Living Green & Saving Energy

The university of Massachusetts, Boston was the first university to offer as PhD in green chemistry, but others are following suit, notably the University of Oregon and the University of California, Berkeley. In parallel, I saw an article about grants being offered to high schools in Kentucky to design projects to teach, produce and use biofuels in their schools and community.

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Seven Billion and Counting: Population and the Planet

Nature Conservancy - Science

Friends and supporters gathered at a reception before the “Future of Nature” panel discussion on population and conservation in Boston.

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Creating Urban Vitality through Mixed-Use Development

The Green Changemakers

Mixed-use developments have been gaining ground as a successful planning design strategy to increase transportation options, revitalize local economies and enliven communities. Sustainable-development Ebook Urban Design Community

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12 Nifty Ideas to Improve Your City

The Green Changemakers

That helps carfree people like us out, but it also helps the environment and helps tie our little community together. Start a Stranger Exchange: "John Wilson stopped in Chicago during a road trip from Boston. Tags: Urban Green Community

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Austrailia Bans Bottled Water

Green Earth Journey

via Huffington Post SYDNEY — Residents of a rural Australian town hoping to protect the earth and their wallets have voted to ban the sale of bottled water, the first community in the country _ and possibly the world _ to take such a drastic step in the growing backlash against the industry. But the Boston-based nonprofit corporate watchdog has never heard of a community banning the sale of bottled water, she said. "I

Submerge yourself in nature in a Getaway tiny home

Green Prophet

The Lab focuses on all aspects of the housing experience: architecture, neighborhood planning, financing, regulation and community-building. The Boston-based business planted their first Getaway house in southern New Hampshire, and immediately began bookings.

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Recovery: Saving Timber Rattlesnakes, Why Wildlife Recovery Isn’t a Popularity Contest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Zion — an uninhabited 1,352-acre wilderness island in Quabbin Reservoir (Boston’s water supply). Venom was going to leak into Quabbin’s 412 billion gallons of water, poisoning Boston residents.

Sow Much Good farmer a CNN hero for spreading her seeds at the urban farm

Green Prophet

In the USA, the viability of urban farming to provide healthy organic vegetables to communities where such produce is not easy accessible received a big boost recently when a 40 something former financial services person, Robin Emmons, was nominated by CNN.

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Boys and Girls Club “Be Great, Be Green” Contest Finalists: Saving the World, and ADORABLE!

Eco Chic

I’m so honored to be one of the five judges for the Boys and Girls Club’s Be Great, Be Green competition, which encouraged Torch Club members (ages 11-13) to come up with an original project to green their communities.

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The Future of Markets

The Green Changemakers

With the markets renaissance going strong for more than twenty years, our panel examined the new challenges public markets face today and explored what's next for these important community institutions. Now it fills up a whole block, on-street, next to a garden and community center. "We

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Overwhelming Support for Climate Action at EPA Listening Sessions

Sierra Club Compass

Many were from River Rouge, a community in Detroit suffering from severe environmental injustices , including the pollution from a nearby coal plant. I could go on and on - there are stories like those from the Denver, Boston, Seattle, Atlanta, New York, Washington, D.C.,

SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS: THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL

Green (Living) Review

The necessity of seagrass is not very well-known outside the scientific community; nevertheless, it is an intricate element in the formation of animal habitats, support of environmental processes, and food production. PHILADELPHIA, PA – Two recent articles in Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development Volume 55, Issue 3 provide information on environmental issues that can be used towards sustainable ecosystems. You can access these articles for free until 31st July 2013.

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Chasing Cod: Tracking a Fish to Save an Industry

Nature Conservancy - Science

Families have fished these waters for centuries, and the cod has historically been so central to the local economy that a gilded effigy of the “sacred cod” hangs in the state capital building in Boston.

Nurses Say No To Tar Sands

Sierra Club Compass

Boxer hosted a press event where citizens and medical professionals who live near each part of the Keystone XL pipeline process, from extraction to waste removal, testified about the harmful effects tar sands oil is already having on their health and their communities.

Astonishing Facts About Wetlands

Greentumble

The US Army Corps of Engineers estimates that protecting wetlands along Boston’s Charles River will save $17 million in potential flood damage [1]. .

Laws Guide to Drawing Birds

10,000 Birds

Matthew began birding (and drawing birds) as a boy in Boston, during the Great Blizzard of 1977. He draws birds frequently, and displays his work on his Facebook page and on the Facebook community site he set up, “ Artistic Nature.”

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Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum

The Green Changemakers

This series is meant to assist those who want to do similar work in their own community. Download (PDF) Urban Agriculture Manual (free download) The Food Project grows produce on urban farms in Boston and Lynn, Mass.

Why do so many teenage vegans eventually renounce animal rights?

Eccorazzi

The story was legendary: A fixture of suburban the Richmond, Virginia vegan straight-edge community (or more realistically, clique, as this was high school) had broken vegan after years of aggressive preaching by consuming a KFC Doubledown.

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Curriculum & Resources: The Food Project

The Green Changemakers

Download (PDF) Urban Agriculture Manual (free download) The Food Project grows produce on urban farms in Boston and Lynn, Mass. Download (PDF) Farmers’ Market Manual (free download) The Food Project runs farmers’ markets Boston, Lynn, and Beverly, Mass.

Worldwide Visionaries Launches World's First 'Global Project Fair'

Green (Living) Review

Boston, MA, March 2012 : Worldwide Visionaries is announcing the launch of the Global Project Fair, an online, multimedia project showcase for individuals, students and classrooms around the world to present their positive ideas and solutions for addressing a wide range of social and environmental issues. An online multimedia showcase for individuals, students and classrooms around the world to present their positive ideas for addressing social and environmental issues.

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