Environment & Nature

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Boston Fashion Week comes to Cambridge to Share Positivity

Small Group Purposes Good while Nevada Gunman Commits Evil

One event has ended but our efforts are ongoing

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Bee In The City

With Josh and Dennis

I know of two beehives in my neighborhood, which is good considering the buzz on bees is they are in danger of extinction.

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Summer of Hell

The Rebuilding of Wellington-Harrington

I made the mistake of googling my opening line “everything happens at once,” and became completely distracted with the physicists' theory that “The concept of time is simply an illusion made up of human memories, everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening

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Introducing the "Sidewalk Buttler"

A Cigarette Butt Receptacle

While strolling around Salem, MA, Emily Wieja, a member of the Cambridge Citizens for Smokers’ Rights political action group, came across a nifty public ashtray for the disposal of cigarette butts called, the Sidewalk Buttler.

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Not for Nothin' - Megan Shaw and Paul Gromer

Cambridge Community Electricity Program

The City of Cambridge has engaged in an electricity aggregation program to lower electrical costs for Cambridge residents, and to move the City closer to net-zero by limiting fossil fuel energy.  Hear more about how the program works from Megan Shaw, Outreach Director of the Cambridge Energy Alliance, and Paul Gromer, CEO of the Peregrine Group. 6-5-2017

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Paper or Plastic?

It turns out that, indeed, plastic is indestructible

I am so p***ed!

Like so many of you, I’m diligent about always having cloth bags in my car.  I put on a smug face when I buy something in a less-evolved city and am asked “paper or plastic?”  In such cases I bring out a nice, clean, foldable bag I keep in my purse for such occasions.  I whip it out and shake it open so my fellow shoppers can see how environmentally aware I am. 

It’s written all over my face:  “I’m from Cambridge.  We are civilized.”

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Not for Nothin' - Jane Hirschi, Executive Director, City Sprouts

Cambridge school gardening

An interview with Jane Hirschi, founding Executive Director of City Sprouts. 4-10-2017

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In The Winter We See Birds' Nests

Nests appear when leaves disappear

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Cambridge Receives 9.5" of Snowfall Thursday

Thursday several Cambridge businesses shut their doors due to a sudden flurry of snowfall in Massachusetts. According to a public information statement issued by the National Weather Service, Cambridge itself received a snowfall of 9.5 inches. The public schools of Cambridge canceled classes on Thursday because of the snowfall, but schools reopened Friday morning.

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Standing with Standing Rock

Have you ever seen a car driving around town with a large buffalo on top of it? Well, that car belongs to Bob Smith aka “Smitty.” On the urging of his old friend Butch Thunderhawk, an Inman Square regular back in the nineties, Smitty headed out to Standing Rock to help protest the Dakota Access pipeline.