The Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup brings together over 3,000 volunteers each year to pick up litter, remove invasive species and assist with park maintenance. Residents are drawn to the popular Charles River Cleanup from a desire to give back to their community while enjoying the beauty and wildlife along the Charles River. Volunteers build on the connections they establish during this >>
The Bike-A-Thon is Bikes Not Bombs' largest and most exciting event of the year! Each rider registers and then fundraises at least $150 (and $75 for youth) to support Bikes Not Bombs' Youth Programs and International Programs. Then on June 5th, hundreds of cyclists join together on a ride for social justice along one of our scenic routes through greater Boston. Bike-A-Thon riders are ambassadors >>
All are invited to join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a spring festival of stewardship and fun. The annual Green Up will be held on Sunday, June 5, from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Ponkapoag AMC Cabins. Volunteers will enjoy music, face painting, crafts and a scavenger hunt while helping with an essential task: pulling up invasive weeds that threaten the Blue Hills. Volunteers should park at >>
Visit a breathtaking garden of 37,000 American flags on Boston Common constructed over several hours by hundreds of local volunteers to honor our service men and women over Memorial Day weekend. This garden contains one flag for every single service member from Massachusetts who died while serving our country since the Revolutionary War.
This garden is one of several Community Building >>
Lend a hand for DCR Park Serve Day. Join the Friends of Blue Hills to help clear the trails. Activities may include raking, digging out irrigation channels, cutting branches or removing invasive plants. Includes a hike to the work sites. Wear long pants and gloves. Tools, water, snacks and lunch provided. For info, email email@example.com. For additional Park Serve >>
Enjoy the amazing view, fascinating history and fun activities at the oldest continually operating Weather Observatory in the country. Join us for an open house and fun fest for all ages. Free admission to events. Donation for materials for some activities. For details and parking info, call (617) 696-0562. Rain or shine. Learn more at www.bluehill.org >>
Miles for Melanoma Boston is a 5k run/walk that encourages participants to support and raise funds for the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF). Funds raised by Miles for Melanoma runners/walkers support the melanoma research that’s zeroing in on important breakthroughs that people fighting melanoma so desperately need. Our goal is to raise $40,000 at this first annual event!
MuckFest® MS is the FUN mud run with the best obstacles. No special training or equipment required: just bring a pair of sneakers and your sense of humor. We run on a well-designed 5K course, featuring awesome, super-sized obstacles and mud from start to finish. This event is built for laughs, but we’re also on a serious mission to support people living with multiple sclerosis and to bring us >>
MuckFest® MS is the FUN mud run with the best obstacles. No special training or equipment required: just bring a pair of sneakers and your sense of humor. We run on a well-designed 5K course, featuring awesome, super-sized obstacles and mud from start to finish. This event is built for laughs, but we’re also on a serious mission to support people living with multiple sclerosis and to bring us closer to a world free of MS. 100% of fundraising dollars go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Boston Brain Tumor Ride is an event to raise awareness and much-needed resources to fund critical brain tumor-specific programs to improve the lives of all those affected by brain tumors. Hosted by the National Brain Tumor Society, the Boston Brain Tumor Ride offers individuals and teams a chance to honor and remember loved ones, connect with others interested in the brain tumor cause, and helps >>
Boston Brain Tumor Ride is an event to raise awareness and much-needed resources to fund critical brain tumor-specific programs to improve the lives of all those affected by brain tumors. Hosted by the National Brain Tumor Society, the Boston Brain Tumor Ride offers individuals and teams a chance to honor and remember loved ones, connect with others interested in the brain tumor cause, and helps to educate the local community on the diverse needs of the brain tumor community. All funds raised through our events allow the National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and public policy to improve the availability of new and better treatments, and fuel the discovery of a cure for brain tumors. <<
I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.
Thank you, Mr. Spero and Ms. Rees for this article! Ashland Public Schools has adopted Best Practices for Mobile Devices to start putting distance between students/staff and the devices/routers/access points in our schools. Senator Karen Spilka has introduced MA S.1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. While it may take a while for an outcome from the State, there is much you can do to keep your loved ones safe right now as Ms. Rees explains. I have taken those precautions myself in our home to limit radiation exposure. Those wishing to know more are welcome to look at the in-depth research I've gathered: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/home. Thank you!