THE MHH365 Blog

COMMUNITY MATTERS is our blog of volunteering news, civic engagement, and other ways to help make Cambridge a more just, more equitable and more sustainable community. We share news about events and opportunities that might be of interest to volunteers. If you have something you’d like to share please reach out.

We welcome personal stories of volunteering, student contributions, interviews and photo essays as well. We’ll be publishing some guidelines soon. And if you’d like to volunteer for an assignment, we’d love to hear from you.

Community Matters


Adventures in Going Plastic Free

AdveNTURES IN GOING PLASTIC FREE Ready to take the Plastic Free July challenge? Sign up here and we’ll share a few tips each week in July. You can also sign up with the national organization below. Here are some observations from an MHH365 team member

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Composting and Food Waste

COMPOSTING & FOODWASTE Whether you are ambitious enough to start home composting in your garden or yard or thinking about having a simple kitchen compost that you put out on pick up day, here are some tips for success. Why compost?  Food scraps that

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The Miyawaki Forest in Danehy Park

The Miyawaki Forest in Danehy Park There are at least 5 Miyawaki Forests in Massachusetts. Lucky Cambridge. We have a Miyawaki Forest right here in Danehy Park! Danehy Park is very active this time of year. Every playing field is occupied and multiple sports are

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Why Choosing to Shop At Black-Owned Businesses Matters

CELBRATING BLACK HISTORY RESOLVE TO MAKE 15% OF YOUR BUYING DECISIONS INTENTIONAL AND CONTRIBUTE TO RACIAL JUSTICE According to the Census Bureau, people of color own roughly 30 percent of American businesses. The good news is that this number have been steadily increasing over the

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Making Valentines-Your Gift Means More Than You Might Think

MAKING VALENTINES—YOUR GIFT MEANS MORE THAN YOU MIGHT THINK We make Valentines…ok. You might think of it as a fun activity or a sentimental gesture, but the truth is that Valentine’s given to isolated adults, Veterans and service providers mean more than you think. Although

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