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Understanding Recycling Better, and the Recycle Smart MA Resource

Recycling,MassRecycle

by ella.nielsen44 Student

It can certainly be confusing nowadays as to what you can or can't recycle. Recycle Smart MA is an initiatve of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and has put it's efforts in effectively explaining recycling to… more...

  Filed under: Advocacy

0 replies | 727 views | Posted on: 07/26/2019 | Last updated: 08/05/2019

MA Board of Building Regulation and Standards (BBRS), Public Comment Hearing, 10am-1pm, Boston

Building Codes,Zero Energy

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

On Tuesday, May 7th, from 10 am-1 pm, the Board of Building Regulation and Standards (BBRS) is holding a public comment opportunity to hear from the public about the changes we want for building codes in MA. Mass CLimate Action… more...

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0 replies | 194 views | Posted on: 05/02/2019 | Last updated: 05/09/2019

Free Screening of "A Plastic Ocean," February 8, 7pm-9pm, Little Compton, RI

by Yishan

About: This documentary begins when journalist Craig Leeson searching for the elusive blue whale, but discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure film, Leeson teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an in… more...

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0 replies | 684 views | Posted on: 11/29/2018 | Last updated: 12/17/2018

Union Point—Smart City: Technology, Security and the Emerging Future of Cities, Nov 7, Boston MA

by Yishan

Join Ryan Blackmon from LStar and Linn Freedman from Robinson+Cole as they discuss the tremendous potential of smart cities in general and the concept’s particular application to LStar’s Union Point project here on the South Sho… more...

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0 replies | 97 views | Posted on: 11/04/2018 | Last updated: 11/04/2018

Are you a sustainability rockstar?

by StacySinclair Technical writer

What does it mean to be a sustainability rockstar? I learned a lot at the recent Women In Green Forum in Los Angeles. Read my blog at: https://usgbc-la.org/blog/snapshot-on-sustainability-are-you-a-sustainability-rockstar/ more...

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0 replies | 84 views | Posted on: 09/09/2018 | Last updated: 09/09/2018

No More Plastic Straw Please: We Throw Away 500 Million Plastic Straws Every Day

by YijunW

An accrual 8.3 billion plastic straws are polluting the world's beaches, stated by Roland Geyer et al.’s 2018 paper "Production, Use, and Fate of All Plastics Ever Made." Americans alone use 500 million straws every single day. In the Uni… more...

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0 replies | 259 views | Posted on: 07/09/2018 | Last updated: 07/16/2018

LEED Must Address Climate Change by Updating - Team Submits "LEEDing on Climate Change" Proposal for Upgrading LEED 4.1

by YijunW

Development of LEED started in 1993 by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Over the past 20 years, LEED has become the dominant green building design standard in the US and arguably the the world, adding over 2 million s… more...

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0 replies | 778 views | Posted on: 05/25/2018 | Last updated: 06/05/2018

Audubon Society of Rhode Island Celebrates National Pollinator Week June 18-24; Rhode Island State House Rally June 19, Providence, RI

by YijunW

Join Audubon and learn the buzz about pollinators! Over 180,000 different plant species depend on bees, beetles, butterflies and birds. Many pollinator populations are in decline due to loss of feeding and nesting habitat, pollution, misuse… more...

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0 replies | 59 views | Posted on: 05/11/2018 | Last updated: 05/14/2018

Movie Night: Straws, May 15, 7pm, Watertown, MA

by YijunW

Please come watch the the film Straws at the Library on Tuesday, May 15 at 7pm. Alex Vai, Campaign Director for Surfrider MA, will give a brief talk and answer questions, and there will be an environmental fair. (Surfrider is dedicated to p… more...

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0 replies | 515 views | Posted on: 05/10/2018 | Last updated: 05/10/2018

Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance, Webinar, January 31, 8 pm - Attend, and Host a Watch Party if You Can

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

What can I do to protect our environment in 2018? How do I keep up the fight for climate justice? How can my town or city still make progress? If you're asking these questions, you're not alone. All across the country, there are millions… more...

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0 replies | 1509 views | Posted on: 01/21/2018 | Last updated: 01/21/2018

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