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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. 

Gloucester Better Together

On Wednesday, October 23, Healthy Gloucester will be sponsoring an event to help build on the exisiting relationships in the town of Gloucester, Massachuseetts to help strengthen the community by connectings neighbors and families. The mission of Healthy Gloucester is help create a healthier environment for the Gloucester Youth. For more information about what the Collaborative is accomplishing, please read David Crowley's blog post here.

Come out to this event to help the Gloucester community brainstorm ways they can establish a healthier community for their youth!

SCI will be supporting the community members with a follow up session on the ideas that emerged from this gathering as part of our work within Gloucester.


When: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

- LIght Dinner, Music, and Mingling from 5:00 until 5:45 pm

- Community Cafe Conversation from 5:45 until 7:30 pm

Where: Rose Baker Senior Center, 6 Manuel F. Lewis Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930

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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

What can you do before 9 a.m. to save the planet?

OK, so by the time I'm posting this it will be past 9 a.m. But I was up early this morning, reading Tom Friedman's provocative Hot, Flat and Crowded. I won't try to recap the dire, hard-hitting facts he presents about the rapidity of global warming; rather, I encourage you to read the book.  Actually, he prefers the term "global weirding" to suggest the real significant impact of an average rise in global temperature is not that it's always going to be hotter, but that we will experience unsettling climate changes and much more severe weather...see Hurricane Katrina as exhibit A. He reinforces the message Al Gore is delivering--I had a chance to hear him talk this fall--that we need decisive action now to avoid potentially catastrophic climate change by mid-century.Read more

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