Thursday, May 9, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect -- and improve -- our planet. Provided by Jobs at AOL.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* If you’re looking for a green job in Brookline, check out our jobs page. …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it’s come and gone. But we’re here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day, and every day? On May 31st, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It’s the kind of scenario that makes you want to donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything, and start biking every where, immediately. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day, and use and/or abuse because of …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
This week, it's all green here in Brookline. Here are some simple ways you can help the planet.
This week, we'll have to respectfully disagree with Kermit the Frog. We picked some ways to go green earlier in the year, here are some old classics and new ideas from us at Patch. Honorable Mention Kitsch in Sync, a Brookline improv group, had this unique suggestion: We stopped showering in order to save water. It also helps save on gas since no one invites us to go out anymore. Beat the Street Why: Cars are one of the most direct sources of carbon emissions, and using your car less reduces that. Dig your bike out of storage and fix her up, or get a new one from Superb Bicycle or Ferris Wheels in Jamaica Plain. If you're headed somewhere less than a half-mile away, walk or bike there. It will take you about 15 to 20 minutes to walk …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Choosing food that is better for you and better for the Earth can be a challenge.
Over time, we have become aware of how chemical pesticides impact our bodies. Some shoppers navigate the produce aisle with a cheat sheet of the Dirty Dozen—the fruits and vegetables with the highest levels of pesticide contamination from conventional farming. Today, Earth Day, is an ideal occasion to examine how the food we eat impacts not just our bodies but the world around us, and how to craft a diet that is better for both our planet and ourselves. When considering the carbon footprint of our food choices, many of us are concerned with emissions involved in transporting our food over thousands of miles. You may think that the locally grown berries have a smaller impact, but consider the cumulative effect of a farmer driving her small …
Here are some tips for reducing the environmental impact of your food choices.
Your food choices can have a tremendous impact on greenhouse gas emissions and the continued use of chemical pesticides. Don’t discount the impact of minimizing your own food waste through the “three R’s”—reduce, reuse, recycle. For more on loving your food and loving the earth, see the Bounty Hunter's full column for today.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Five local ways to help the planet on or after Earth Day.
During the last few weeks, Brookline Patch has given you a number of ways to help the planet and by decreasing your impact. These articles have been leading up to Earth Day, which takes place all day tomorrow. Today's Patch Picks is also about Earth Day, and will include a number of those tips and tricks. Get Involved Why: The planet sometimes needs a hand beyond the lifestyle changes you can make. Join a clean-up effort, like Friends of Leverett Pond Clean-Up Day and spend the day picking up litter and grooming your local parks. If you can't make it to an event like that, just keep an eye out for litter: pick it up and throw it away, or recycle it. Use Your Feet Why: Cars are one of the most direct sources of carbon emissions. Using your…
Earth Day activities in and around Brookline. Repeat of the Earth Day edition of the Get Out column.
Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22. If you're still looking to get in on the action, check out some of these Earth-friendly parties running today, tomorrow and Saturday. [This is a re-run of a piece which published over the weekend.] When/Where: State House, Thursday April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Why: Come to hear about the importance of state funding for green space programs while enjoying free snacks. The State House hosts an afternoon of learning with various Massachusetts environmental groups. How Much: Free When/Where: Fourth Wall Project, Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Why: Recycle some old clothes you don't wear anymore and get some new clothes out of the deal. Drop off the clothes early, stay for a mixer and reception, and at 8:30…
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Earth Day activities in and around Brookline. Special Earth Day-themed Get Out column.
When/Where: State House, Thursday April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Why: Come to hear about the importance of state funding for green space programs while enjoying free snacks. The State House hosts an afternoon of learning with various Massachusetts environmental groups. How Much: Free When/Where: Fourth Wall Project, Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Why: Recycle some old clothes you don't wear anymore and get some new clothes out of the deal. Drop off the clothes early, stay for a mixer and reception, and at 8:30, get ready to swap. Last call starts at 10 p.m. How Much: $20 at the door, $15 online When/Where: Rose Kennedy Fitzgerald Greenway, Friday at noon. Why: The River 92.5, independent, solar-powered radio, hosts a concert featuring …
Week of Brookline news and events, including a robbery and a missing sex offender.
The Boston Marathon starts tomorrow, as does more Patch coverage.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Reduce your carbon footprint by making some lifestyle changes as Earth Day resolutions.
Earth Day is just a week away, April 22. Earth Day celebrates the planet and encourages people to think about ways to use less and help the environment. One of the biggest things people can do to prevent climate change and help the planet is reducing carbon emissions. Green Your Home Up How: Sign up for an energy assessment from Green Homes Brookline. The energy assessment will tell you where your home is wasting energy. They will connect you with resources and rebates which will help you make your home run more efficiently, use less energy, and be greener. Why: Most of your home's energy goes into heating and cooling, and if your home loses a lot of heat, you're wasting energy and increasing your carbon footprint. Use Your Feet How: …