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National Bike Month hits Boston

by the Urban AdvenTours team

May has finally arrived and, with it, a month dedicated to bicycling! No better time to take 4 wheels off the road and bring it down to two than for National Bike Month.  For Boston, May is packed with bike-friendly events all across the city. May 16th you can take a ride downtown with Mayor Menino to kick off Bike Week. To end the week, ride over to City Hall Plaza where Mayor Menino will be hosting a Bike Festival with complementary breakfast and chances to win prizes.

Local Action Trumps Global Inaction on the Climate Front

by Scott Wood, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston

Here, at the Sustainable Business Network (SBN), there are few conversations exchanged that lack the words local, community, or neighborhood. Sure, from time to time you might also catch something like planet or global but the group’s focus is clear. We’re committed to local action. And with good reason we think.

“Going Green” is Like Exercising

by Will O'Brien, Worcester Sustainable Business Leader Program

Some of the most significant challenges related to becoming environmentally sustainable involve breaking old and starting new habits. You may compare it to exercising. I know that I should make time to go to the club and workout or take a 30 minute walk but….

Demand For Local

by Emily Kanter, Urban Gleaners

On an episode of Portlandia, a sketch comedy show that lovingly mocks my new Oregon home, a couple at a restaurant asks their waitress about the chicken on the menu.  They learn that it is a locally raised, organic bird, fed a diet of sheep’s milk, soy and hazelnuts, and much more… "His name was Colin," says the waitress. "Here are his papers."

Waste Not

by Dave Madan, theMOVE

Last week, at a very crowded Penn Station in New York, I watched a man dig through several trash bins in search of food scraps.  At the bin in front of me, he sniffed some tomato slices and ate them.  50 feet away were a string of fast food outlets.

Green IT in 3 Easy Steps

by Mike Kissinger, Tech Networks of Boston

“Green IT” is a movement in the tech industry that is fighting that trend.  While most of the efficiency gains from Green IT are in far-away data centers, there are a few simple guidelines that can help you keep your home and office ecologically sound:

  1. Choose a Green Machine
  2. Let Your Computer Get its Rest
  3. Recycle the Right Way

A Welcome From SBN’s Executive Director, Laury Hammel

by Laury Hammel, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston

For more than two decades, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston (SBN) has been engaging business and community leaders in building economies that are local, green, and fair.  Just three years after formally introducing the Sustainable Business Leader Program (SBLP), more than 90 businesses have enrolled, making measurable, positive environmental impacts throughout Eastern Massachusetts.

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