Author Archives: Divest Brandeis

A Human is not a Chameleon: meditation on adaptations

Posted by Lisa Purdy I hadn’t thought that climate change could be made any more real to me, but one should never say never. No, it wasn’t word of the disastrous flooding in Korea, or even the endless three-digit weather … Continue reading

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Four Hundred Years of Change

Posted by Marina Stevenson: On a beautiful sunny day in Kingston, Mark Beaton, chair of the Green Energy Committee, took the Mass Action team sailing down the coast to Plymouth Harbor. Plymouth, Mass.: a place where history lies as deep … Continue reading

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Dead Silence: The Story of Roadkill

Posted by April Bello, Outreach Coordinator, Team Mass Action Driving across the interstate highway, paved streets, and even dirt roads, we rarely realize our surroundings, particularly not what lays beneath us. We drive over potholes, debris, and life. We seldom, … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Manual Labor

By Lisa Purdy We spent last week in Kingston, MA — a few miles north of Plymouth, the landing spot of the Pilgrims (of whom Marina is a descendant!). There’s a lot of history there. For instance, did you know … Continue reading

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From Sea to Shining Sea Bikeway

Posted by Kaia Zimmerman On Thursday, July 21st, a community bike ride touring some of Cape Wind was organized by Falmouth Bikeways, as part of the Falmouth Climate Action Week put together by the Falmouth Climate Action team. We had … Continue reading

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On Addictions

Posted by Sara Orvis They say the first way to solve a problem is admitting that there is a problem. During this summer I have had to admit to myself that I had a problem. Iwas the problem that we … Continue reading

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Pocahontas in Falmouth, MA

Posted by Lisa Purdy, New Media Coordinator, Team Mass Action The rainstorm and the river are my brothers The heron and the otter are my friends And we are all connected to each other In a circle, in a hoop … Continue reading

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An Ode to Mud: Parkbuilding in Chelsea

Posted by Lisa Purdy If I were to write Portrait of a Lady, she would be standing over a hole in the mud with a shovel in hand…much like the ladies of Mass Action!  More on that later, though. We … Continue reading

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Environmental Justice in Chelsea

Posted by Lisa Purdy “See one city, you’ve seen ’em all.” Well, I suppose…though it sort of depends on how we’re defining seeing, doesn’t it? Our team has worked with three cities so far — city cities: vacant lots, big … Continue reading

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Culture Shock in Massachusetts

By Sara Orvis Diverse. This is not a word I would us to describe my hometown of Clayton NY. Quaint, yes. Community, yes. Beautiful, yes. But it is not diverse–and it’s the diversity we have seen that has shocked me most … Continue reading

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