Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect -- and improve -- our planet. Provided by AOL.
- GOING GREEN
Tuesday, May 7
The following story was provided by AOL.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuiler Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* If you’re looking for a green job in Stoneham, check out our jobs page. 2. …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it’s come and gone. But we’re here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day, and every day? On May 31st, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It’s the kind of scenario that makes you want to donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything, and start biking every where, immediately. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day, and use and/or abuse because …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Here is a list of ways to live a greener lifestyle, plus some resources to help you go green right here in Stoneham.
If you aren’t ready to throw some solar panels on the roof and ditch your power company, but would like to save some money by living a greener life, here are 20 tips to help you get started. Around the house: 1. Buy food, including spices and flour, in bulk. You’ll save money and reduce the amount of packaging that goes in the trash. BJ's Wholesale Club in Stoneham offers bulk food options. 2. Make sure your thermostat is set properly. Lowering the default settings during the summer and at night could save you almost $200 a year, according to Energy Star. More tips at energystar.gov. 3. Insulate your hot water heater. To see if you need to insulate, touch your heater. If it is warm to the touch, it needs additional insulation. You will …
Monday, April 29, 2013
NSTAR and crowd-sourced websites offer tips and locations for charging electric cars.
Drivers who are considering a switch to electric vehicles or current vehicle owners looking for a place nearby to charge their rides have a couple of places to find their outlet, but none right next to Stoneham. For Stonehamites, the closest charging stations are in Lynnfield at Kelly Nissan on Route 1, and at 4 Grant St. in Lexington, according to crowd-sourced website carstations.com. There are also charging stations in Cambridge at the Traffic Department's 1st Street location and the Cambridgeside Galleria. Carstations allows users to upload new car charging locations to a Google map and (when applicable) provides details on the station. According to the site's About section, "this website is designed to encourage participation and …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Share your best tips and tricks for living the green life here in Stoneham.
We're looking for all the great ways Stoneham natives are working to preserve and protect the Earth. From composting to creative recycling, we want to hear what you do to minimize your carbon footprint, reduce waste, and just live a greener lifestyle. Please tell us in the comments below or upload a picture!
Friday, April 26, 2013
Does Stoneham make it easy for you to live an earth-friendly lifestyle? What do you wish was different?
Towns across the country are getting new recycling centers, giving away rain barrels and installing parking meters with solar panels. Here at Patch, we want to know: What makes Stoneham green? The city has made an effort to go green in its own operations, including the Public Works Department going to single stream recycling, allowing residents to put all their recyclables in one container rather than having to separate them. TELL US: What does Stoneham do to help you go green? Do you use any resources from the town to stay green? Share in the comments below.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The utility recent announced its support for the group in the hopes of helping develop green technology.
National Grid has announced that it will become a platinum sponsor of the 2013 Cleantech Open Northeast Business Competition and Accelerator Program, an initiative designed to help the development of innovative clean energy solutions. The program is run by the Northeast division of the Cleantech Open, a not-for-profit group that has helped 727 green energy startups raise over $800 million in capital since its founding in 2005. "The Cleantech Open has a very successful track record in helping companies develop their innovations through to investment and we’re thrilled to have a partner on board as dedicated to clean technology as National Grid is,” said Alexandra Adler, Northeast Regional Director, Cleantech Open. “This partnership will …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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For Thurday's edition of Patch Picks, we want to know: What are five ways to be green in the Stoneham area? Got some interesting recycling ideas or energy-saving initiatives? Let us know about them by posting a comment below or email email@example.com. Also, do you have a great idea for a future topic to feature on Patch Picks? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Summer intern project helps office go green.
[Editor's note: The following information derives from a press statement issued by Sen Katherine Clark's Office.] Senator Katherine Clark has been instituting greener practices within her own office by moving towards a “paperless” policy. The project has been spearheaded by Stoneham High School interns Anthony DeAngelo and Alexandra Gerry. The goal of the paperless office is to cut costs, increase efficiency and encourage a more environment friendly workspace. “The hard work of our Stoneham High School interns has helped our office become more cost effective and eco-friendly,” Clark said. “Anthony and Alexandra have made valuable contributions in my State House office that includes their work on this paperless project. They have …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Check out our latest "Moms Talk Q&A" column for advice offered by the Stoneham Patch Moms Council on ways to cut costs and save the environment through "green" practices.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Going green. What are you doing to teach your family about green living and protecting the environment? From Melisa Thorne: Have you ever noticed how much trash a family accumulates in one week? A few years ago, on our weekly trash day when my husband was hauling the trash to the curb, I was a little shocked to see that we had five big barrels full of trash. So the following week I paid better attention to things I was throwing out. Plastic water bottles and paper cups from popular coffee places were prevalent in my trash. This got me to think more about the resources that I use and got me to embrace a 'greener' lifestyle. I no longer buy bottled water. I drink filtered tap water and drink from a reusable container. And as hard as it was …