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Health Connector
100 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA 02108
Health Connector is an independent state agency that helps the residents of Massachusetts find the best health insuranceMore plans that work for them and to avoid tax penalties. At Health Connector, residents can easily compare the prices and benefits of each health insurance provider.
Massachusetts Climate Action Network
14 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108

Established in 1999, the Massachusetts Climate Action Network's mission is to help local activists wanting to work onMore 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.

Charles River Esplanade
21 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02114

The Esplanade stretches nearly three miles along the bank of the Charles River, from the Museum of Science to theMore Boston University Bridge. Nearly 3 million people visit the park each year.

Runners, walkers and bikers enjoy the six miles of pathways, with various community races and fundraisers throughout the year. It's available for sailing, picnicking and enjoying the river on a sunny day.

It's probably most known for the Hatch Shell, its outdoor stage, and the annual Fourth of July fireworks display featuring a performance by the Boston Pops. In addition, the park contains docks and landings, boathouses, playgrounds, a wading pool, soccer and softball fields, a tennis court, memorials and statues and concession stands. It's managed by the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation. The city's Esplanade Association friend group formed in 2001 to restore and care for the park.

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