Take 10 for Earth Day

Environmental and Energy Services gives you ten ways you can celebrate Earth Day 2013!
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    1. Help Make Boston Shine April 26-27

    Join the Mayor and your neighbors in a city-wide neighborhood cleanup and community service event. Boston Shines hosts projects across the City for people to volunteer on April 26th and 27th.

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    3. Green Your Commute

    For quick trips around Boston or weekend jaunts to surrounding towns, you can utilize the MBTA by bus, rail, subway, or boat for travel. Use their Trip Planner to plot your route.

    MBTA Trip Planner »

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    4. Ditch Four Wheels for Two - Ride Your Bike or Try Hubway

    Get some exercise and reduce your carbon footprint at same time. The City of Boston has been hard at work, making cycling in the City safer and more convenient. Join the bike share movement and try Hubway.

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    5. Recycle More

    Know your recycling options and take advantage! The curbside recycling program now allows residents to combine all recyclable materials in one container. It’s never been easier to recycle so do your part to increase our recycling rate.
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    6. Let the City Compost Your Yard Waste

    Don't have time to compost your leaves or yard debris? The Boston Public Works department will do it for you! Spring yard waste and leaf collection begins Monday, April 29th and ends Friday, May 24th. Help us make compost for our community garden.

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    7. Go Solar

    Interested in solar panels? Will they work on your roof? Want to view other solar projects around the city? Check out the City’s Solar Map and learn more about putting solar panels on your roof.

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    8. Get Inspired -- Read about the Mayor Greenovate Awards

    The Mayor Greenovate Awards recognize residents, businesses, and organizations who have gone above and beyond in the Greenovation of Boston! Awards are given out at an annual ceremony with Mayor Menino in the categories of Residential, Business, and Sustainable Food Leadership.

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    9. Explore the Boston Harbor Islands

    The Boston Harbor Islands contain 30 islands ranging in size from less than an acre to over 214 acres.  Together they total over 50 square miles. You can explore the Harbor Islands by ferry during the spring, summer, and fall. Get to know one of Boston's most beautiful natural resources!

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