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earth day

Comcast Cares Day 2014

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Join Groundwork Lawrence Green Team, Comcast, and the City of Lawrence Mayor's Health Task Force and many more partners to clean up and complete beautification projects across Lawrence. Earth Day brings together hundreds of volunteers dedicated to making a positive impact on the community by planting trees, transforming vacant lots, building community gardens, and generally cleaning up the city. 

This event will take place on Saturday, April 26th from 8 am until 1 pm at the Campagnone North Common (across from City Hall) located at 200 Common Street in Lawrence. For more information about volunteering, contact Rosa at rpina@groundworklawrence.org or by phone at 978-974-0770 x7001. For corporate teams, contact Amanda at 978-974-0770 x7007. 

No Bag Please! Earth Day & Every Day

In a flash, the cashier had placed the collander into a large plastic bag. "I don't need a bag, I can carry that," I said.

"Oh, I've already used it, it's easier to just leave it in the bag," came the response. I started wondering, how many bags get wasted needlessly based on this kind of response?  Since then, I've been waging a little individual campaign, trying to cut down on the number of bags used on my behalf and occasionally encouraging stores to cut down on the bags they use. Read more

Earth Day Reflections on Social Capital

The general concept of social capital can apply to far flung networks. Four years of living together at college certainly built up social capital among my seven college roommates, despite being scattered across the country today. To a lesser degree, some social capital resides with my hundreds of "friends" on social networking sites like Facebook.Earth Day served as a fitting reminder for me that at Social Capital Inc. our concept of social capital is inextricably linked to the importance of place.

My early morning Earth Day walk, helping me connect to nature and place, reminded me of how our work is in many ways staking a claim that place still matters in this digital age. People and place are at the heart of SCI's efforts; we are about nurturing the relationships of people in a particular. Facebook friends (unless they are from Woburn!) can't help take care of the pond I walked this morning or the schools where our son will be educated. Read more

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