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Back in the Day - Stories for lean & green living

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Back in the Day - Stories for lean & green living

Time: May 19, 2012 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Porter Square Books
Street: 25 White Street,
City/Town: Cambridge, MA
Event Type: storytelling, concerts, community
Organized By: Recycle/CAC/ Cambrigde Story Stream/Seat of Her Pants Productions
Latest Activity: May 5, 2012

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“Back in the Day...” Timeless stories about reducing, reusing and recycling.

Our ancestors were natural recyclers.  For centuries everybody knew how to make-do, keep the wolf from the door, scrape by, and improvise. Folk lore is full of imaginative responses basic needs, waste and greed.

And there are countless stories that show how to live in elegant simplicity. Come hear folktales and share your personal stories of creative, sustainable living.

Stories for lean and greener living  from world folk tales and from your lives. Storytellers:

Doria Hughes and Norah Dooley

25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140

at Porter Sq. Books


Cambridge Open Studios



Recycling Department of Cambridge

Ms. Randi Mail

Recycling Director

City of Cambridge

147 Hampshire St

Cambridge MA 02139

Tel 617-349-4866

Fax 617-349-4868

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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