How Brown Can Become The New Green

by Aaron Hersum, Tilly Pick, and Eric Grunebaum They come in all sizes, many flavors, and they can span generations. I am talking about the industrial legacies in our communities that have been left behind for one reason or another. We may pretend these properties are not there and pass them each day without a … Continue reading How Brown Can Become The New Green

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Riding the Wave of Sustainability

by Aaron Hersum I’m going to just go ahead and say it: we might need to do Invite to Ignite more often. Someone actually said that to me as I was leaving our second iteration of the BASG version of speed-dating with sustainability organizations, except at this event making meaningful connections is the norm. Before … Continue reading Riding the Wave of Sustainability

“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