Friday, May 10, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect -- and improve -- our planet. Provided by Jobs at AOL.
- GOING GREEN
Friday, May 10
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. 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.* If you’re looking for a green job in Woburn, check out our jobs page. 2. Energy auditor: When a building is…
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Our Patch Picks column looks at five things you can do for the environment in Woburn.
Welcome to Woburn Patch’s weekly feature called Patch Picks. This column highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. This week, we look at ways you can celebrate Mother Earth tomorrow on Earth Day. Our list is compiled of suggestions from Patch fans on Facebook and the site, as well as recommendations from our friends in town. Patch Picks: Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Woburn
Monday, April 18, 2011
Answer this week's question, and we'll list your top five answers on Thursday in Patch Picks!
Each week, Woburn Patch will highlight editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more in our Thursday feature called Patch Picks. We've looked at great places to watch sporting events, romantic restaurants and non-profits. This week, we want to know from you—What are five ways we can celebrate Earth Day locally in Woburn? Tell us how you help the environment every day. And business owners, let us know how your establishment helps make the Earth a better place. Provide your answers in the comments section below today or by e-mail, and on Thursday, we'll highlight the top five on Patch Picks.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Malcolm White Elementary School students encouraged Woburnites to go trash-free. Did you?
Students at the Malcolm White Elementary School encouraged students, and others, to have a trash-free lunch today in celebration of Earth Day. How many of you were able to do it? We here at Woburn Patch did the best we could: Unfortunately, we didn't have time to get a cloth napkin, so we had to use a paper towel. How did your trash-free lunch go? Let us know in the comments!
Monday, April 11, 2011
The city gathered together Sunday to celebrate Mother Earth at Woburn's Spence Farm.
The city celebrated Earth Day Sunday with a special festival at Spence Farm. Young Woburnites from all over the city competed in the Be Well Woburn Youth Triathlon at 9:30 a.m., which concluded at the Wyman Street farm about an hour later. For complete race results, click here. (You will be redirected to an off-site Web page.) But the fun was definitely not over. Kids and adults alike spent the day moving from table to table, learning about Earth-friendly activities and recycling, as well as having fun with the petting zoo, pony plop fundraiser and hayrides. Click the pictures above for our image gallery of the event! And click here to watch our video of the Earth Day Festival.
What famous space shuttle mission launched on this day in history?
"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. Today is Monday, April 11. Here are five things you need to know: To find out what is going on today in Woburn, check out our events listings.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Celebrate Mother Earth with family, friends and the city on Sunday.
The city of Woburn will celebrate Earth Day this weekend at Spence Farm with a festival from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The celebration follows the first Be Well Woburn Youth Tri-athlon. Earth Day festival organizers encourage residents to do a "green" spring cleaning and bring down some of their clutter to be reused or recycled. Collections at the festival include: In addition to the recycling collections, there will be lots of fun activities for children and families, including: Organizers have also planned to have representatives from McCue's Garden Center at the event, and the center is donating 100 trees for residents to take home and plant. Woburn Toyota will also be there with an electric car demonstration and Whole Foods employees will …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Get out this weekend and head out to these fun activities in and around Woburn.
The weekend is almost here, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for fun. Woburn Patch is coming to the rescue with our Get Out column. We’ve got the best bets for your work’s-done-let’s-get-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new places to explore. Where/when: Kennedy Middle School; Friday, April 8, 6:30 p.m. Why go: These kids have talent! Watch them show it off. Pricing: $5 Where/when: Ned O'Brien Ice Rink; Friday, April 8 from 7:20 to 8:20 p.m. Why go: You can go skating with your kids and their friends, or just watch from the sidelines with your friends. Either way, it's a fun evening for all. Pricing: $2 per skater / $5 per family Where/when: Sons of Italy; Saturday, April 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. …