Locals Offset Carbon Footprint to April 29 Climate March

If you’re traveling to Washington, D.C., for the April 29th People’s Climate March from Greater Boston, you can now offset the carbon footprint of your travel through a GreenCambridge program that will provide  education and support local urban trees, plants and climate through the purchase of biochar. About Biochar (from the International Biochar Initiative) The 2,000 year-old practice of making biocharContinue reading “Locals Offset Carbon Footprint to April 29 Climate March”

Five Questions for Magazine Beach Advocates

On the fifteen-acre section of parkland between the banks of the Charles River and Memorial Drive, between the BU Bridge and the Riverside Boat Club, bird-watchers have identified no less than 94 species. This area, called Magazine Beach, also attracts a regular stream of walkers, joggers, bikers, boaters, and families using the state-run outdoor swimmingContinue reading “Five Questions for Magazine Beach Advocates”

5 Questions for Mothers Out Front

Mothers Out Front, a Cambridge-based organization with community teams in five states, educates and trains mothers and supporters to advocate and act for a “swift, just and complete” transition to renewable energy. Not a few Cambridge members have gone on to play roles in the growing national movement grappling with climate change through “grassroots organizing, personal and collective action, and aContinue reading “5 Questions for Mothers Out Front”

5 Questions for Fresh Pond’s Ranger

Jean Rogers has been Fresh Pond Reservation’s ranger since 1994. 1. Are you coming to the Honk! Parade on October 9th? I am going to come, though I won’t be walking the entire parade route. You can see me helping launch the Cambridge Wildlife marching group in Davis Square as the parade begins, and I’llContinue reading “5 Questions for Fresh Pond’s Ranger”

Climate Congress in Cambridge

On Saturday, October 1, Cambridge’s Climate Congress opens at City Hall. The purpose is to articulate a vision of “climate citizenship.” The concept of climate citizenship is reviewed in this FAQ regarding the Climate Congress, which also spells out the role of delegates  and other kinds of participation open to the public: “The bare minimum requirementsContinue reading “Climate Congress in Cambridge”

They Flew, They Buzzed, They Honked. Meet Them Again on October 9th

Great Blue Herons acquired new necks. A great horned owl had a large collection of paper feathers custom-made for it. Little brown bats were born. All of these goings-on this past weekend at the Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project’s Fly, Buzz, and Honk! Flying Creatures Expo, co-sponsored with Fresh Pond Reservation. Volunteers from People Making a Difference were on hand to matchContinue reading “They Flew, They Buzzed, They Honked. Meet Them Again on October 9th”

Five Questions for Cambridge’s Monarch Nannies

Why are Monarch butterflies so special? We recently asked five questions of Martine Wong, Fresh Pond Reservation (FPR) Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator, and her Cambridge Mayor’s  Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) intern, Shewit.  On August 6th and 7th, amidst some fanfare—kids and puppets—Martine, Shewit and other staff and volunteers released most of the butterflies that they had helped raise,Continue reading “Five Questions for Cambridge’s Monarch Nannies”

Cambridge’s Baird Creates “Human Nature Dictionary”

Cambridge Resident Freedom Baird’s open-source participatory project, the Human Nature Dictionary, is part of an exhibit running through August 8th at the Massachusetts College of Art. Shocked that the Oxford Junior Dictionary had removed basic vocabulary words related to nature, the artist devised the Human Nature Dictionary as a form of protest. She saw theContinue reading “Cambridge’s Baird Creates “Human Nature Dictionary””