Tag Archives: Local Food

One Goal. Zero Waste.

By Joel Dashnaw Territory Manager, Save That Stuff, Inc. Save That Stuff, Inc. was founded in 1990 with one truck (actually, a 1971 vintage VW Double Cab – half bus and half pick-up truck) to provide cost-effective alternatives to traditional … Continue reading

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Real Pickles, Real Good

by Addie Rose Holland Co-founder & Worker-owner, Real Pickles It all started when Dan began making traditional pickles in 1999 after attending a workshop at a Northeast Organic Farming Association conference. And now, here we are in 2017. What began as … Continue reading

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The Little Red (and Green) Barn That Could!

By Elsie Aubrey Board Member, Dedham Exchange Just as “The Little Red Engine That Could” children’s book by Watty Piper chugged along, so does the little red barn, home to the Dedham Exchange non profit gift shop. Established in 1914 … Continue reading

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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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