The event brought in bicycles, toys, furniture, clothing, books and CDs, and much more.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 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 Jobs at AOL.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? If so, check out this 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 and 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 Medfield, check out our jobs page. 2. Energy auditor: When a …
An ongoing mission to clean up the trash in MetroWest is being carried out by Pat Conaway and his former students.
Pat Conaway is relentless in his pursuit of cleaning up the rivers and common areas in MetroWest. His students are too. Pat has been taking groups of his former students out for experiences in hands-on environmentalism since they were in sixth grade. Canoes carrying Pat's loyal volunteers made stops on the Charles River recently, and headed for home carrying trash bags full of cans, bottles and other pieces of trash.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Drop by the library to enjoy activities to celebrate "Greening Medfield." Rain or shine.
On Saturday, May 4, from noon to 3 p.m., the library will be presenting: "Fourth Annual Library Gala Celebrates Greening Medfield." The event will take place rain or shine and will include: ACTIVITIES CRAFTS FOR KIDS Event partners include the Medfield Animal Shelter, Thunder Hill 4H, Little Bee Hive Farm, Betty Sanders, Master Gardener, Powisset Farm, Medfield Green, Energy Committee, Girl Scout Troop #74900, Historical Society, Friends of the Library, Charles River Rug Guild, Esme’s Heart Pockets, Zullo Gallery, Brad Ellenberg Jazz Quintet, Gazebo Players, and Deadfield Artists Guild.
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 31, 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 of …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Weighing the pros and cons of a hybrid cars.
Hybrid cars have come a long way since the Honda Insight became the first hybrid for sale in North America in late 1999. For one, the styling has gone from futuristic insect to more traditional looks. And while once the sight of a Prius rolling by would turn heads, hybrids seem ubiqutious now. (The more traditional looking models also don't turn as many heads.) There are the well-known pros to hybrids, starting with cutting down on trips to the gas station. The miles per gallon these cars get is the first specification that jumps out at most people, and what many customers are looking for when shopping for a hybrid. For city-dwellers, the fuel economy of hybrids is often better for city driving than for highway driving, flipping the script…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
We have gathered some fuel sipping cars to make your neighbors green with fuel efficiency envy.
Gas prices are not as astronomical as they were a few years ago, but fuel efficient and environmentally friendly cars are still an ever growing category of the market. But you don't have to look to new vehicles to get high mileage. We have gathered some green cars for sale in the area. Some of the choices, definitions of green and lack of certain vehicles — there is no Prius on the list — may surprise you. Information on each car has been gathered below or can be reviewed in the photos along with this article. What we have here everyone is an honest to goodness electric car. With a range of over 70 miles on a single charge and the size of a subcompact vehicle, this car comes with compromises. But compromises are the name of the game when …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Here is a list of ways to live a greener lifestyle, plus some resources to help you go green right here in Medfield.
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. 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 lower your water heating costs with this single step. Get …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Jumpstart your Green with Medfield Green on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Medfield Library.
The following is a press release submitted by Medfield Green. Want to know more about going green? Already going green and want some new ideas and support? Then, this is the Medfield Green -- group for you. On Thursdays, Jan. 24, 31 and Feb. 7, the group will meet at the Medfield Public Library to discuss a variety of green topics including: Drop in and bring a friend. This is a very casual group of nice people interested in learning and sharing about going green. Come once or come every week. For more information contact Megan Sullivan at email@example.com or 359-8274.