This Months Featured Articles2024-03-27T19:27:50-04:00

This Month’s Featured Articles…

Berkshire Environmental Action Team Connects Community and Nature in the Berkshires

Berkshire Environmental Action Team is a non-profit environmental justice organization based in Pittsfield, MA. BEAT began back in 2002 when founding executive director Jane Winn joined with a group of concerned citizens to protest the poorly sited building of a soccer field at Berkshire Community College. “The environmental faculty at Berkshire Community College said ‘this is great, we can show you how it can be done right,’ and the administration at the time denied their help and proceeded to violate the wetlands protection act while [...]

By |March 27th, 2024|Featured Article|

Thrift 2 Fight Champions Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice

Thrift 2 Fight founders Jillian Reed (she/her) and Masha Zabara (they/them) were at very different points in their lives when they first started organizing pop-up thrift sales in 2020. Jillian was still a student at Bard College, where she was in the dual-degree program studying flute in the conservatory and human rights in the college. Masha had just lost their job due to the pandemic and found themselves learning a lot about social justice in the United States.  Masha, who grew up in Belarus, moved [...]

By |March 27th, 2024|Featured Article|

Musk’s Satellite Offers Hope for Environment

In an age where AI is rapidly overtaking man’s ability to solve the world’s problems, Elon Musk – the brains behind Tesla, PayPal, X (formerly Twitter), and so many other successful endeavors – is working feverishly to help solve one of mankind’s greatest dilemmas through another of his masterminds, SpaceX. The challenge he’s hoping to help NASA solve: climate change.  On February 8, Musk bankrolled the $948 million launch of NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem satellite mission from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape [...]

By |March 27th, 2024|Featured Article|

Homegrown National Park: Go Small and Go Homegrown

Homegrown National Park® is determined to save biodiversity one privately owned land at a time. Seventy-eight percent – that’s 1.3 billion acres – of all land in the lower 48 states of the US is privately owned. That’s a lot of land we have direct control over, and Homegrown National Park empowers all of us to make a difference in one planting container, one square foot, one acre at a time.    HNP’s goal is to arrest and reverse the 800,000 acres of habitat lost [...]

By |March 27th, 2024|Featured Article|


While we at Main Street Magazine haven’t exactly been hounded by folks seeking stories on how to go about boarding their pets for the first time, we do know there are many animal lovers living in the Harlem Valley, Northwest Corner, and Berkshire Foothills with active lifestyles who will, at some point, very likely need to do so. While we seldom encourage one to put the cart before the horse, so to speak, we do agree that Alexander Graham Bell was correct when he said [...]

By |March 4th, 2024|Featured Article|
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