Sustainability

1Thing: A new Boston startup is eliminating plastic waste by making reusable bottles for household cleaning supplies

In an effort to curb the amount of plastic everyday Americans use, a Boston startup is finding a way to make reusable bottles for home cleaning products. Started earlier this year, ThreeMain sells aluminum bottles to customers guaranteed to last a lifetime . Instead of returning to the store on a...
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Clean Bottles: Boston startup creates sanitary reusable water bottle

Using a reusable water bottle is an easy way to live sustainably. But, many reusable bottles end up growing dangerous germs or mold because they are difficult to clean, so they are thrown out. Even when they are cleaned, a normal water bottle can grow mold in and around the nozzle because there is...
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Green commutes: Protected bike lanes arrive on Comm Ave

Over the past week, the city of Boston has been finishing renovations on the Boston University Bridge that began last summer as a part of Imagine Boston 2030. The project will further Boston 2030’s plan to have no fatal crashes in Boston, as well as to get to a carbon neutral city, by protecting...
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Boston GreenFest: 11th annual sustainability festival at City Hall Plaza

On the first weekend of August, the 11th annual Boston GreenFest will be taking place at Boston's City Hall Plaza. The three-day fest aims to create a sustainable world by empowering its attendees to live green. It also strives to create a green festival through not allowing bottled water on site,...
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Food for All: Environmentally sustainable take-out comes to Boston

Every year billions of dollars worth of food is wasted in the United States, yet some people still go hungry. Food for All is looking to change that. Food for All is an app that allows local restaurants to sell their food right before closing, for at least half the normal price. The app is...
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Boston website Food Waste Feast encourages sustainable cooking

Food Waste Feast knows that throwing out food is like throwing away money. This Boston-based website wants to help you save the planet and your wallet with recipes that will turn your unused food into delicious meals. The food-saving website was started by Boston-based sisters Mei and Irene, who...
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Massachusetts State Senate approves MBTA sustainability study for electrifying commuter rails

By 2050, Massachusetts is required by state law to have reduced its carbon emissions by 80 percent below the 1990 baseline level. With the state’s transportation making up about 39 percent of all emissions, it’s no wonder that the MBTA is looking for a more sustainable future. One of their first...
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Red Sox named EPA Green Power Partner

Over the past few years, the Boston Red Sox have switched to 100 percent clean, renewable electricity , becoming one of only four Major League Baseball teams to offset their power consumption. This spring, the Red Sox were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a Green Power...
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Bike sharing services bring thousands of dockless bikes to Boston-area communities

LimeBike and Spin have started introducing thousands of their dockless bikes to Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Milton, Melrose, Newton, Needham, Revere, Waltham, Watertown and Winthrop over the past month. The bikes are free to the communities hosting them and are...
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