Following are worthwhile causes that one can put one's energies to during these troubling times.
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Tufts' Office of Sustainability has a page of climate change links, including climate information, renewable energy resources, environmental and climate news, sustainability and more.
A nanotechnology company that develops advanced materials for consumers seeking eco-friendly alternatives to conventional fabrics. Eco-fabric is a material that contains nano-particles of bamboo-charcoal, combining all natural cloth with the amazing properties of bamboo. Eco-fabric resists odor and germs, keeps cool and dry, and absorbs and emits far infra-red radiation. Their online store sells Eco-fabric socks, yoga socks, Greenfeet insoles, wristbands, and elbow guards. Greenyarn's global HQ is in Boston, Massachusetts.
"UJP is a regional Boston coalition of peace and justice groups which seeks global peace through social and economic justice." Regular updates of protests and vigils.
Helping to preserve our natural environment and wildlife habitats. Definitely a worthy cause.
(Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group). MASSPIRG is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to serving as a watchdog for the state's citizens and environment.
Food Not Bombs/Bread & Jams
Serving healthy vegetarian meals to the city's homeless. They always need volunteers. For times and places of meals served, visit their web site.
Amnesty International (Boston Chapters)
Fighting for human rights worldwide. They have local chapters at Wheaton College, Harvard University, and MIT.
Nature Conservancy (Massachusetts Issues and Events)
Protecting our wilderness areas and fragile wildlife habitats through the purchase and preservation of these lands.
One of the more famous environmental action groups, partially due to their occasional guerilla tactics. Whatever it takes. Visit the International Greenpeace website for more information about their exploits.
An extremely useful resource for people interested in local meetings, protests, and other events dealing with important social issues. The telephone number is (617) 787-6809. You can also leave event listings.
Prison Book Program
(from their website): The Prison Book Program has been supplying individuals and groups of prisoners with quality reading material since 1972. We believe that literacy and access to reading materials are crucial for the personal, spiritual and political development of all people. With 2 million people locked up in our nation's federal and state prisons and local jails, and with educational programming being drastically cut, the need for our services has never been greater. Education is the only tool proven to help prevent people from returning to prison again and again.
Integrative Medicine Alliance (IMA)
(from their website): Bringing together all the world's healing traditions. Founded in 1999, the Integrative Medicine Alliance is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is raising the quality of healthcare in New England by bridging the gap between alternative and conventional medicine. Our mission is to bring about a vision of affordable and effective integrative healthcare for all. We provide a focal point for the growing integrative medical movement in New England. We invite givers and receivers of care to be a part of the IMA by becoming a member, taking part in our projects, and attending our events.
A physician and astrologer (1503-1566) who made some eerily accurate and frightening predictions—many of which have already come to pass.
Center for Millennial Studies (Boston University)
A large repository of articles that examine philosphical, technical, sociological and religious aspects of the new Millennium.
The man with the future maps. Predictions of earth changes, solar and geomagnetic forecasts, and more.