Thursday, May 9, 2013
Want to make a real difference? Consider one of these 'green' careers that help protect and improve our planet.
- GOING GREEN
Thursday, May 9
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? We've compiled a 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, to the air they breathe. And if you’re looking for a green job in Charlestown, check out our jobs page. 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.* 2. Energy auditor: When a …
Friday, May 3, 2013
More than 300 volunteers, including CHS Air Force JROTC cadets, helped clean up the neighborhood as part of a citywide event.
More than 300 volunteers turned out last week to help clean up Charlestown through 21 different projects as part of the citywide "Boston Shines" program. "It made such a difference in all of the parks and streets in the community, and it means a lot that the neighborhood came together to make Charlestown shine on a beautiful Saturday," said Danielle Valle Fitzgerald, Charlestown Neighborhood Coordinator with the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services. The Friends of The Training Field had 25 volunteers cleaning up the field for Boston Shines, Charlestown resident Diane Valle reported. Among those to pitch in on Saturday were Air Force JROTC cadets from Charlestown High School. The cadets used rakes, shovels, brooms and bags to clean…
Friday, November 30, 2012
Public bubblers, fountains and filling stations could decrease plastic bottle use and improve health—but where should they go?
"Water, water everywhere, so let's all have a drink," District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley said, citing the poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, during Wednesday's City Council meeting. O’Malley wants to bring more water bubblers, water fountains and water filling stations to Boston neighborhoods. He pointed to San Francisco which in 2010 installed "tap stations” allowing residents to fill reusable water containers "in a clean and sanitary way." At the stations, people could reuse their own containers rather than purchase single-use bottled water. "Every runner, walker, parent knows park routes, and knows where the iconic bubblers are," O'Malley said. He said he runs at Jamaica Pond because he knows the water fountain at the …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Through the Solarize Mass-Boston program, 116 contracts were signed to install alternative energy systems in neighborhoods around the city.
Residential solar projects in Boston will double now that 116 homeowners have signed contracts to install solar projects through Solarize Mass-Boston. Residents and businesses in the area were offered a group buying program designed to increase interest in purchasing solar energy and reduce the cost. The more people who signed up, the more prices dropped, with 41 contracts being signed in the last week of the program. Roslindale led the way with 33 contracts signed, followed by Dorchester with 22, and then Jamaica Plain with 21 contracts. All other neighborhoods were in single digit contracts, including Charlestown, which had 2 contracts. (See the chart below for a full breakdown). The four-month sign-up period ended on Nov. 4. The solar …