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Boston Medical Center Uses National Food Program to Prepare for Massachusetts Ban

Boston Medical Center Uses National Food Program to Prepare for Massachusetts Ban

BOSTON, Mass.—At the end of May, Boston Medical Center joined more than 800 organizations across the United States in an effort to reduce food waste through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Food Recovery Challenge. The center is one of 80 institutions from New England taking part in the Challenge, which involves keeping track of food

What Is Massachusetts’ Future? Activists Push Governor Patrick to Define His Climate Legacy

Last month, 350 Massachusetts, a statewide affiliate of the international environmental justice organization 350.org, announced that they were going to co-sponsor an environmental forum with gubernatorial candidates at Faneuil Hall. When the day came, volunteers from all over the Commonwealth gathered near Quincy Market. Erica Sunders from Worcester was one of them. “I’ve been concerned

Turning Up the Heat on Coal Power in Massachusetts

SOMERSET, Mass.—Henry David Thoreau, that famous son of Massachusetts, famously wrote, “If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.” Climate activists across the commonwealth have been taking those words to heart. On 7 January 2013,

Helping The Planet, Saving Money: Non-profit Helps Others Go Green

Jonah Comstock Spare Change News Tucked into the back corner of the modest kitchen, the Energy Star refrigerator still manages to dominate the room. It’s huge, it’s shiny, and it’s new the Cambridge Community Center near Central Square just purchased the unit in July. The new fridge, which will save $3,862 in energy costs and

Beyond Crying Over Spilled Oil: How You Can Help

The Gulf of Mexico—the eleven largest body of water in the world—is geographically considered a small branch of the Atlantic Ocean. It houses one of the major bird habitats in the continental United States. The states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida—along with Mexico—share gulf shorelines. The U. S. Bureau of the Census reported

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