Environment & Nature


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Cambridge Uncovered, Ep. 11, "Sustainability in Cambridge"

Judy Nathans, a former member of the Cambridge Recycling Advisory Committee, sits down with Quinton Zondervan, president of Green Cambridge, and Carol Oldham, executive director of Massachusetts Climate Action Network, to talk about sustainability in Cambridge and what that means exactl

Cambridge City Council Candidates Forum Reveals Two Camps

Cambridge, Mass. – Eleven candidates at last Wednesday’s City Council Candidates Forum unanimously championed the need for more affordable housing in Cambridge. But incumbents and challengers running in the Nov. 3 election found little common ground in how to address this and other issues.

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The “NOT ART” guy is just as paradoxical as the stencil messaging he leaves around the urban landscape. Question: are these temporary, or lasting moments of urban decay, ART or NOT ART? Can you find the beauty in the discarded, the irrelevant, the crumbling and/or the ironic?

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Center for Sustainable Energy Establishes New Northeast Regional Office in Cambridge

Nonprofit resource to offer independent and unbiased clean energy program management, workforce training and technical assistance to government agencies, businesses, utilities and residents throughout the region.

Cambridge, Mass. (Aug. 12, 2015) – The Center for Sustainable Energy® (CSE) today announced the opening of its Northeast regional office in Cambridge, Mass. Located in the Cambridge Innovation Center, CSE is broadening its efforts to help government agencies, utilities, businesses and residents throughout the region plan and achieve higher sustainable energy and efficiency goals.

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Growing a Community

Cambridge community gardens bring nature and friendship to the urban environment

Living in the city of Cambridge has many benefits: a diverse population, thousands of caring citizens, various types of restaurants, a vibrant creative community and the convenience of urban life. What the city lacks is what most cities lack: nature.

A lack of nature and opportunity to connect with the earth is why the Community Garden Program, run by the Conservation Commission, is so important.

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Tips and Tricks for Keeping Your Pet Comfortable and Safe this Summer

Pets in Cambridge have a lot to deal with when it comes to the weather. From this past winter’s record-breaking snowfall to this summer’s varying temperatures and conditions, pet owners have been put to the test in one very important task: keeping their pets comfortable and safe. 

For many, summer is a time of relaxation and fun, but pet owners still need to be aware of the dangers warmer weather can pose for animals. 

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Not for Nothin' John Durant

Director of the MIT Museum

Susan Fleischmann interviews John Durant, the Director of the MIT Museum, 6-22-2015

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Peonies for your Thoughts!

Snowmeggedon to Sensational Spring

Snowmeggedon to Sensational Spring

My first winter in Cambridge and we're hit with the storm of biblical proportions. 

What's even more ironic is the fact that the eight foot snow fall record was broken...by an inch or two. 

Nevertheless we made it through and now you can share a moment in history with me by having an exclusive look at my year in review. 

Actually, I haven't been here a whole year yet, but after this winter, it think I have something to talk about.. 

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Divestment at Lesley U: Fossil Free Lesley

The other Cambridge, MA school that could be divesting

This past Sunday, Lesley students for a Fossil Free Lesley picketed a dinner with the Lesley University Trustees and a visiting accreditation team.  At the same time Harvard students' Heat Week is big news in Cambridge. Bill McKibben and other luminaries will be there. At Lesley University, my alma mater, and where I am currently an adjunct, we are accustomed to being in the shadow of the big HU in the Square. And here is where I would like to introduce some friendly competition.

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Can We Build a New Bicycle & Pedestrian Path through Cambridge?

The Grand Junction Trail Is On Track

I recently attended a hearing held by the City Council's Transportation and Public Utilities Committee on the future of the Grand Junction rail right of way through Cambridge. The theme was to further explore the idea of creating a bicycle and pedestrian path through eastern Cambridge. The tracks run from behind the Twin Cities shopping center in East Cambridge, through Kendall Square, MIT, and Cambridgeport to the Cottage Farm (B.U.) bridge over the Charles River.