Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
WHERE: Simons IMAX Theatre, New England Aquarium
WHEN: TONIGHT! Thursday, December 5, 2013
WHY: The oceanic garbage patches get a lot of press, but do you know what is floating right here in Boston Harbor? The Rozalia Project uses underwater robots, nets and hands to clean our ocean surface to seafloor while studying the problem and running education programs. They operate from aboard the 60' sailing vessel, American Promise, in the Gulf of Maine and Massachusetts Bay as well as from partner docks and vessels throughout the US. Rozalia Project's Founder and Executive Director, Rachael Miller, will lead an introduction to the problem of marine debris in our waters here in New England. Click here to register.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Founded in Washington DC in 2007, sweetgreen has become a favorite not only for its delicious and healthy fast food, but also for its commitment to local farmers, the community, and sustainability.
Each month, sweetgreen creates a special salad inspired by the season, using the freshest, local ingredients from nearby farms. And of course, the full menu also features locally sourced ingredients - all of which can be read about on the restaurant's blackboards.
Visit the new Back Bay location at 659 Boylston St. (and hopefully another location in the Seaport District will open soon!!!!)
To learn more about sweetgreen's mission (and to feel totally inspired) check out their story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2MNNPX_x1I
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
THE FACT: Approximately 8,000 tons of wrapping paper are used each year (the equivalent of 50,000 trees).
THE GOAL: Not to purchase any wrapping paper or gift bags this holiday season.
THE SOLUTION: Getting crafty with newspapers, ribbon, and some found pine branches!
Monday, December 2, 2013
source image courtesy of iphonehacks
- Buy only what you need. Impulse buying often ends up being wasteful.
- Find out where the item will be shipped from. You might be able to buy an option from a closer location.
- Look for quality. Items should last a long time. Think about the end-of-life of each product you buy.
- Consider experiential gifts (which can usually be purchased online).
- Ask your loved ones for wish lists - this will reduce the likelihood of returns after the holidays.
- Look for green/environmentally themed gifts to spread the message of climate change awareness.