Don’t Treat Soil Like Dirt

by Tilly Pick The evening of September 4th with the Boston Area Sustainability Group started like no other. Yes, it once again was a diverse group of sustainability-minded people: professionals deeply involved in the topic; “students”; career switchers and networkers; activists and advocates. All of them were passionate and curious. And, it once again was an … Continue reading Don’t Treat Soil Like Dirt

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Continued Ed

  by Tilly Pick and Aaron Hersum Close to 100 people crowded into the Venture Café for BASG in May to talk about waste, landfills, waste-to-energy, recycling and zero waste. We knew from the theme and how many people had signed up that the event would be a big one. And it was. Presentations and … Continue reading Continued Ed

“I’ll have some of that Somerville please.” (Or, how you can make your community more sustainable.)

by Tilly Pick When was the last time you were truly in awe about sustainability progress? Last Tuesday, May 2, is my answer. I was one of 40-50 sustainability-minded people gathered at the Venture Café in Cambridge that had the opportunity to hear firsthand about a community here in the Boston area that is on … Continue reading “I’ll have some of that Somerville please.” (Or, how you can make your community more sustainable.)

The Unsuspecting Impact of Minimalism on Sustainability

by Aaron Hersum and Tilly Pick It may be one of the most fundamental questions environmentalists ask- maybe less of a question and more of a concern: Is all the “stuff” we make and consume each day destroying our environment? This month, the Boston Area Sustainability Group (BASG) invited Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology at … Continue reading The Unsuspecting Impact of Minimalism on Sustainability