Leslie Zebrowitz bought her Tesla as a gift to her grandchildren, but she said she did not think the environment would also reap the benefits of her gift. Newton needs to make structural changes to its transportation systems, and the best way is through the use of electric vehicles (EVs), Zebrowitz said. About 60 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the city come from residential and personal vehicles, according to Zebrowitz.
Boston College students have relaunched Every Bite Counts (eBC), a student-led initiative that aims to reduce the environmental impact of BC’s dining halls and feed families in need, this spring.
The nonprofit Make Fashion Clean helps marginalized artisans in Ghana turn secondhand materials shipped to their country into “upcycled” fashion products.
On Sunday, visitors packed the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston to attend the Local Food Festival, which promoted sustainability and healthy eating.
Boston College Dining Services will introduce its new reusable to-go container program at Stuart Dining Hall this fall. The move is part of a series of steps aimed at ramping up sustainability efforts on campus. The program aims to offer an environmentally friendly alternative to the paper containers currently available while also cutting back on…
The theme of the fifth-annual Boston Design Week is now, new, next. The festival emphasizes innovation in product design, architecture, technology, art, and more.
We had all this potential for wind energy, for solar energy, and there were so many barriers to developing [clean energy], that we set about trying to knock down barriers,” Ritter said.
“When we shorten the food chain, people learn more about how food is produced,” Pollan said.
Imagine a sprawling metropolitan system, connected by high-speed rail, that encompassed Boston, New York City, Toronto, Rochester, New Haven, Worcester, Portland, Springfield, and Montréal. That’s called an “interaction sphere,” which is becoming increasingly common in China, and would put the region’s major cities only an hour or two apart by train. Not only would people…