Living on the North Shore has a lot of benefits, and one of the best is our proximity to the beach. Wherever you might be living or visiting on the North Shore, you are never more than a half-hour car ride from the nearest spot to bury your toes in the sand. We have miles and miles of beautiful beach available to us, and it's our obligation to help keep it clean. Each September through November, thousands of volunteers throughout Massachusetts turn out for COASTSWEEP—the statewide coastal cleanup sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM).
Appleton Farms in Ipswich has added cheese to the list of dairy products made fresh on-site. A spreadable 'pub' cheese, a creamy ricotta style cheese and barrel churned hand packed butter are all now available at the dairy store in addition to their milk products that are exponentially superior to store bought milk.
Mercury, lead, cadmium and lithium can all cause major environmental damage and major health related issues for humans. Did you know that these elements are found in the electronic devices that we use every day like computers, printers, phones, and many other devices that run on batteries or have screens? That's why many towns treat these devices as hazardous waste and charge you extra money to handle their disposal!
Do your children know about UPCYCLING? UpCycling is the process of converting excess materials into new, limited edition products of higher quality and environmental value. The term UpCycle is generally a reinvestment in the environment. In the simplest terms, upcycling is the practice of taking something that is thrown away and repurposing it into something of greater utilization and intrinsic worth in its second life, which is what LOOPTWORKS is all about.