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Green Giving

Jessie Haas

You love the people in your life. You love your planet. You want your holiday giving to benefit both. Possible? Very much so.

The right book is a gift that can last decades and change lives. In no particular order, I recommend Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Warning: this book […]

Beating Blue-Green Algae

A blue-green algae at Clear Lake, California, resulted in oxygen depletion in the water and the subsequent mortality of multiple aquatic species, including carp, catfish, bluegill and crappie. (Kirsten Macintyre/Flickr)

Jessie Haas

Nothing ruins a summer day like getting to the beach and discovering it’s closed due to a blue-green algae […]

Getting Serious About Weatherization

Weatherization Assistance Program in Northern New England

Air sealing keeps the cold air out in winter and cool air in in summer. It makes your heater burn less fuel and your air conditioners work easier. It is one of the fundamental parts of weatherization. (Community Environmental Center/Flickr)

By Michael Daley and the […]

Heat Locally to Cool Globally

Bourne’s Energy pellet truck delivering bulk wood pellets in Plainfield, VT. (Bourne’s Energy)

Jessie Haas and G.E.T. staff

Wood pellets save you money, but are they really all that green? The answer in the Northeast is: yes.

It’s partly a matter of geography. Europe destroyed most of its forests centuries ago. Now, with […]

New OnLogic Global Headquarters Showcases Commitment to Sustainability

Rendering of OnLogic’s new headquarters at Technology Park in South Burlington, Vermont. (Wiemann Lamphere Architects)

Michael J Daley

OnLogic (www.onlogic.com), with its June 1,2022 groundbreaking for a new headquarters at Technology Park in South Burlington, Vermont, took a significant step to support the phenomenal growth of the company while fostering a […]

Kudos to Our Awesome Team

Michael Daley in front of the 450 square-foot off-grid house he and Jessie Haas have lived in for almost 40 years. Electricity comes from the single 100-watt panel. The smaller panel is no longer operating. (Photo: Jessie Haas)

G.E.T. Staff

Michael J. Daley and Jessie Haas, writers for G.E.T., live in a 450 […]

Sheep Keep the Farm in “Solar Farming”

Agrivoltaic Solutions’ flock of sheep graze near St. Michael’s College’s solar farm. (Photos: Agrivoltaic Solutions)

Michael J. Daley

The typical “solar farm’ with large swaths of – to some – beautiful glistening blue solar panels may look like a monolithic ground cover when glimpsed from the highway, but in fact there […]

Flying with Electrons Over Vermont

BETA’selectric aircraft, ALIA, flies over the Vermont mountains during a test flight. (Credit: Brian Jenkins/BETA Technologies)

Michael J Daley

What takes off and lands like a helicopter, flies like an airplane, emits no carbon dioxide or pollution, and looks like a bird? It’s the Alia, a cutting-edge electric vertical takeoff and […]

Hannaford Commits to 100% Renewables by 2024

Hannaford’s Cony Street store in Augusta, ME is North America’s first LEED Platinum supermarket with solar on the roof. (James Helms, Hannaford’s multimedia specialist)

Jessie Haas

Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, has announced a plan to be fully powered by renewable energy by 2024. The announcement was made in April, […]

The Ultimate Migrant Farmworkers

Birds Outperform Pesticides

A kestrel finds a rodent to feed on. (www.gardenbirdwatching.com)

Jessie Haas

If you’ve ever grown fruit or berries, you know the ambivialence farmers feel about birds. A beautiful and essential part of nature, they can also be a pest that eats into crops and profits, damaging from $104 […]