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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Celebrating “Green Friday” Posted on Nov 27

Celebrating “Green Friday”

Commissioner Gregory C. Watson Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Watson's Bio As residents across the Commonwealth contemplated whether to repurpose their Thanksgiving leftovers or partake in the madness of “Black Friday”, I decided to take the obvious best choice and head to   …Continue Reading Celebrating “Green Friday”

Weekly Outdoor Events November 26-December 2: Bring in the Holiday Spirit! Posted on Nov 26

Weekly Outdoor Events November 26-December 2: Bring in the Holiday Spirit!

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio This week, work off all those leftover Thanksgiving calories and then get into the holiday spirit as we transition into December. Check out some of this week’s events: If you’re   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events November 26-December 2: Bring in the Holiday Spirit!

Weekly Outdoor Events November 19-November 25: Have an Active Thanksgiving! Posted on Nov 19

Weekly Outdoor Events November 19-November 25: Have an Active Thanksgiving!

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio Excited for Thanksgiving and all the delicious food that comes with it? Make sure to stay active this week before and after your Thanksgiving feast! Here are a few good   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events November 19-November 25: Have an Active Thanksgiving!

Celebrating America Recycles Day Posted on Nov 15

Celebrating America Recycles Day

Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Secretary Sullivan's Bio Today, I’m pleased to announce that 118 cities, towns, regional groups and non-profits have received grants totaling more than $2.07 million   …Continue Reading Celebrating America Recycles Day

Weekly Outdoor Events November 12-November 18: Speed Up or Slow Down Posted on Nov 12

Weekly Outdoor Events November 12-November 18: Speed Up or Slow Down

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio Want to slow down this weekend? Or maybe just the opposite? From a gentle walk to exhilarating dog sledding, choose the pace of your weekend with the following outdoor events:   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events November 12-November 18: Speed Up or Slow Down

Farmers’ Markets – Not Just for Summer Anymore! Posted on Nov 9

Farmers’ Markets – Not Just for Summer Anymore!

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Thanks to David Webber, DAR staffer, for his contributions to this blog about winter farmers' markets! Enjoy! Traditionally thought of as a summertime activity, shopping at the local farmers’ market is becoming   …Continue Reading Farmers’ Markets – Not Just for Summer Anymore!

Urban River Revival Posted on Nov 7

Urban River Revival

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Standing on the banks of the Malden River below the famous Anthony’s restaurant – where the river pokes its head out of a long, dark culvert, it’s intriguing to imagine   …Continue Reading Urban River Revival

Weekly Outdoor Events – November 5-11: Summer in Winter! Posted on Nov 5

Weekly Outdoor Events – November 5-11: Summer in Winter!

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio Think that going the beach and boat rides are only summer activities? Nope! Here are three fun, outdoor “summer” programs that are perfect for the transition into winter: Start your   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events – November 5-11: Summer in Winter!