Established in 1999, the Massachusetts Climate Action Network's mission is to help local activists wanting to work on…More the problem of climate change in their homes and in the communities.
MCAN has 40 local chapters that cover 80 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts. One popular program is the "Low-Carbon Diet" which guides participants through a plan to reduce the carbon footprint of their home. The measures range from changing all your lightbulbs and recycling more to reducing meat in your diet.
So far the Network has guided 1,300 state residents through the process. MCAN also works to advocate environmental policy changes in Massachusetts. MCAN is funded through private donations from corporations and individuals and grants from foundations.
The Prescott House, which was the home of the American historian William Hickling Prescott from 1845 to 1859, is now…More a National Historic Landmark managed by the the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Furniture, porcelain and period clothing are on display in the elegant rooms of the house, and guided tours are available on a walk-in basis. The house also functions as a venue for catered events, such as weddings.
Known as Boston's oldest grocery store, DeLuca's Market has been in the same Beacon Hill location and run by the same…More family for nearly 100 years. Starting out as the neighborhood destination for fresh fruit and produce, over the years its owners have added a butcher shop, fresh bread, cheese, and wine, beer and liquor to DeLuca's inventory.
In addition to fresh meat, seafood, and produce, DeLuca's offers its own prepared foods, including glazed shrimp kabobs, baked ham, meatloaf, lasagna, and pork roast stuffed with prosciutto, spinach and provolone. Wines and cheeses from Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the Americas are available, as well as Belgian ales. DeLuca's website provides a guide to these products and the products' regions of production. There is also a pottery store on site, offering vases, cups, saucers and home decor. Many of DeLuca's products can be ordered on the website.
Note: The store is currenty closed and under construction due to a fire.