You can see smiles on the faces of community gardeners across Boston- it’s compost delivery time!
The Greenovate Boston team wishes you a safe and happy holiday week. Read on for 3 tips to "greenovate" this week.Read more
The leaves are no longer green, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be.Read more
Tips for Greenovating Boston until the very end of summer.Read more
The holidays are a time to reflect on the past year and spend time with loved ones. For many people this means cooking food to feed your family, friends, and neighbors. So how do you participate in the upcoming holidays without making massive amounts of food? Is it even possible to travel sustainably? Check out our tips on sustainable holidays!Read more
Winter is coming. Unfortunately, this is a phrase all too familiar in New England. Boston’s record breaking snowfall this past year makes us reluctant to think about the cold again. With the snow only recently melting, Bostonians are still focused on end-of-summer plans, pushing the not so distant memories of shoveling snow out of our minds. Yet with September underway, we must again begin to look toward colder weather and heating our homes.Read more
In the spirit of giving and merriment this holiday season, Greenovate Boston is partnering with Second Chance Toys to host a used-toy drive December 1-15. With 21.6% of Boston’s population living in poverty, it’s important to remember that the Holidays can be a challenging time for many people, from providing warm winter clothes, to putting food on the table, to gift-giving. With your help, the City of Boston hopes to alleviate some of this stress, while also helping minimize waste.
For the first time ever, the City will be collecting gently used plastic toys, in addition to the Toys for Tots drive. We have teamed up with Second Chance Toys, a nonprofit that helps keep plastic toys out of landfills by donating them to organizations serving children in need. All toy donations must be clean, 100% plastic, no small, missing or broken parts, and come with working batteries.Read more
As we head into the holiday season, keep in mind that each hard-earned dollar you spend is a chance to cast your ballot for supporting local, sustainable businesses. So, whether you’re shopping for food to put on the table or gifts under the tree, why not vote to help Boston be a more environmentally and economically sustainable city? Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping this holiday season:Read more
In response to Boston’s electricity rates on the rise, the City of Boston is working to help residents decrease their energy use. All season long, we'll be sharing everyday tips to decrease energy use, save money on your bills, and stay cozy at home this winter. First, we’re setting the record straight on one super easy, energy-saving action that will make a huge difference--turning back and programming your thermostat.
It’s back to school and back to work time. It’s definitely not back-to-throwing-everything-in-your-dumpster time. At least we hope not.
Every year, the typical American generates over 1,600 pounds in waste - that throwing out more than 10 of you in the trash. In Boston, a lot waste happens in September as people move in and move out.Read more