Monthly Archives: June 2014

Congratulations to 2016’s Sustainable Businesses of the Year!!

On Thursday December 8, at SBN’s 2016 Winter Gala Five Businesses will Receive Massachusetts Sustainable Business of the Year Awards! SBN will be presenting the Second Annual Sustainable Business of the Year awards to recognize the commitment of businesses to building a … Continue reading

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Stay Fashionable and Eco-friendly with Futurewear!

By Kelly Ho Local Food Program Intern, SBN     “The fashion industry is the second largest contributor to pollution in the world,” says Alejandra Carrero, CEO of Futurewear.     The majority of everyday shoppers are unaware of the … Continue reading

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If Two and Two and Fifty Make a Million: How to develop an effective call-to-action to fight climate change

By Joshua Berman Project Coordinator, SBN   About a month ago, SBN sat down at our weekly staff meeting and began the discussion with a recent article that had struck the interest of our Executive Director, Laury Hammel. Daisy Simmons, … Continue reading

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Navigating Food Trends: A daily dilemna

By Joshua Berman, SBN Project Coordinator After a four year stint living in Montreal, I returned to Boston to find a city transformed. While I knew there was a food revolution underway in the USA, even while I was spending … Continue reading

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Looking more closely at the Locavore Index in Massachusetts

Strolling of the Heifers, a Vermont-based advisory group, just released their Locavore Index, revealing which states have the highest environmental commitment. The data is compiled by adding up the number of farmers markets, CSA programs (community supported agriculture), farm-to-school programs and … Continue reading

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SBN Member Spotlight: Boston Solar Company

  SBN would like to welcome our newest member, The Boston Solar Company, to our team! Boston Solar Company is working toward providing more electricity to the city, with less impact. They were founded in 2010 by a young team … Continue reading

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Green Ways To ‘Stay Cool’ This Summer

As these summer days continue to get hotter, we’re all looking for more ways to ‘stay cool’. Here are some green ideas for you to do just that! Body: The most natural way to stay cool is to start with YOU. Wear … Continue reading

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Must See Gardens in Greater Boston

Looking for a way to get back in touch with nature? Visit some of these amazing gardens around Massachusetts during the next few weeks, you won’t regret it! Tower Hill Botanic Garden: Only an hour drive from Boston, Tower Hill … Continue reading

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7 Best Green Apps

Here are some apps for your mobile devices that you can use to help you go-green! 1. Good Guide: Good Guide is a free app that showcases sustainable products and features a bar code scanner to check an items environmental … Continue reading

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The Best Summer Dishes, Using In-Season Ingredients!

July is just a week away! The season’s harvests are full of vibrant color and flavors to satisfy any craving. Below are a few recipes incorporating seasonal, local, ingredients for you to make on these hot summer days. Appetizer: Watermelon Gazpacho: … Continue reading

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