environment

Somerville Spring Clean Up / Comcast Cares Day

Join the City of Somerville, Groundwork Somerville and Comcast as we celebrate spring and get together with neighbors to beautify our community spaces. The annual Spring Clean Up/Comcast Cares Day is a city-wide clean up and gardening day spread across 11 different sites throughout Somerville. Come out to get our public spaces ready to be […]


Bringing Environmental Accountability to the Cleaning Industry

After years working in the cleaning industry, Marcelo Silva was burned out. “It’s a high-burnout industry,” he explains. “[There’s] this tendency of the industry of not caring for its actions, and not caring about how it handles its employees.” He took time off to reflect, asking himself, “What can I do that’s meaningful?” That question […]


Youth on Climate Justice: Why should we care?

?What is climate justice? How does it connect to racism? Why should Somerville residents care about climate change? How are young people experiencing, dealing with, and fighting climate change? How does and will it affect us, from the food we eat to the health inequities we face? What can we do about it? If you’ve […]


Greentown Labs All Stars: Embr Labs

Ever sit shivering in your office building? Or dripping sweat in the muggy months? Three MIT scientists did, and they decided to do something about it. The Embr Wave Bracelet helps adjust the wearer’s wrist temperature by sending strategic wave patterns to thermoreceptor nerves. While your core body temperature doesn’t change, Embr Labs Co-founder Sam […]


Tufts to Research Air Quality in City’s Affordable Housing

Researchers from Tufts University will spend the next three years studying the air quality inside affordable housing built near busy roads in Somerville. The study will focus on Route 28, Route 38, and McGrath Highway, according to John Durant, the project’s principal investigator and an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering at Tufts. The […]


How to Reverse Your Car’s Environmental Impact

You use reusable shopping bags. You recycle, and maybe even compost. You take the T whenever you can. But sometimes, driving is unavoidable—maybe your job is inaccessible by public transit, or maybe the bus never showed. You take your car, even though you cringe when you think of the impact non-electric cars have on the […]