Boston's green heroes

Small steps and super-human efforts
By KARA BASKIN  |  November 7, 2007
eco_1Save the Harbor/Save the Bay: A 21-year campaign clears things up
More than 20 years ago, a Quincy city solicitor went for a jog along a Boston beach. Sadly, his exercise was ruined when he landed feet-first in a mound of sewage.
eco_2Mike Flanigan: Custom-built and street-legal bikes for commuters
In the immortal words of H.G. Wells: “When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.”
eco_3E.O. Wilson: Enviro-brain
He’s spent his career as a biologist classifying living things, but E.O. Wilson — the scientist, the provisional deist, the Pulitzer Prize winner, the guy who’s smarter than you — is hard to categorize.
eco_4"The Farm" at Long Island Shelter: Homeless Bostonians grow their own
An organic farm? In Boston Harbor? Whose crops won’t make you grow a third arm?
eco_5Broadway Bicycle: Mastering the art of bicycle maintenance
You know what they say: give a man a bike, he’ll ride for a day; teach a man how to repair his own bike, and you’ll run him over on Storrow Drive.
eco_6Hatched: You're never too young to save the planet
As we in the green generation come of age, it's only natural that we seek out organic accoutrements for our offspring.

Greg Mosman: Replanting the urban canopy
Mosman has an agenda: the Department of Parks and Recreation has tasked him with planting 100,000 trees during the next 10 years.

eco_8Jim Marzilli: Working within the system
State representative Jim Marzilli — Arlington resident, expert gardener, Democrat, Prius-owner — is running for state senate.
eco_9MassBike: A very effective cyclists lobby
The Massachusetts Bicyclist Coalition — better known as MassBike — is here to serve and protect . . . the interests of cyclists, that is.
eco_10Redbones: Even the grease is friendly
The Davis Square barbecue joint, managed by long-time owner Rob Gregory, sets the standard for environmentally friendly restaurant practices.
eco_11City Feed and Supply: Bearing the fruits of the community back to the neighborhood
Put down your brown-rice sushi and get thee to Jamaica Plain’s City Feed And Supply, a throwback to the days of mom-and-pop corner stores.
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