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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

The Solar-Powered Circle of Life

Illustration of the benefits of the Soil Carbon Sponge versus the negative feedback loops of bare compacted soil. Image courtesy Peter Donovan of the Soil Carbon Coalition.

By Jessie Haas

“Plants manage water, and in managing water, they manage heat,“ according to Australian agricultural pioneer Peter Andrews. This has been born out […]

Waste is a Design Flaw

By Jonny Finity

As a species, we often take for granted our superiority to the rest of the animal kingdom. We point to the great cities we have built; the mechanical systems that we have engineered; the enormous problems our magnificent brains have enabled us to solve. And yet…

Reminders of humanity’s success are easy […]

What is Sustainable Furniture & Flooring, Anyway?

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By Susan Inglis

When people first hear of our organization, they often ask, “What is sustainable furniture, anyway?” I usually explain that there are many different possible answers to the question, and I am happy to take as much time as they have in elaborating! But time is precious. In a nutshell, […]

Product Preview: LEDdynamics™ Gro-Lights

Just in Time for Gardening 2018

Children amazed on how LEDdynamics™ EverGrōT8® work during a makers fair in 2017. Courtesy photo.

By George Harvey & N. R. Mallery

Ever since we first heard of LEDdynamics, Inc.’s™ EverLED® lights, which are drop-in replacements for four foot lights in many fluorescent fixtures, we have […]

Monadnock Region Earth Festival

Celebrate Community and the Planet

KEENE, NH – Monadnock Food Co-op presents the Monadnock Region Earth Festival on April 21, 2018, from noon to 4:00 pm (rain date of April 22). This free public event takes place outdoors around the Co-op and along the bike path, leading to the Railroad Square Park in Keene.

This […]

The Original Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry Project

Image: Gabe Temepesta

By David Fried

Somewhere, on the plains of Africa, there are giraffes with long tongues reaching into the trees for food. For thousands of years there has been enough. They move freely between groves and down below, smaller animals find what they need, too — down to the beetles and the […]

The North Hollow Diet

An Answer to “Magic Hot Button Ingredient” Diets

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By Larry Plesent

Did you ever notice how most diets (like cosmetics and supplements) are marketed around a “magic hot button ingredient”? Are you counting carbs? Avoiding sugars? Bulking up on meat? Do you take handfuls of pills for breakfast? Wake to the sound […]

Hobart and William Smith Colleges Go Solar

Solar Installations to Provide Significant Amount of Electricity for Hobart and William Smith Colleges Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Professor of Economics and Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies, Tom Drennen (right), at Hobart and William Smith Colleges talks to students during a site […]

Grass-Fed Beef Will Not Help Tackle Climate Change, Report Finds

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By Daisy Dunne

Billed as a more environmentally friendly way to rear cattle, grass-fed beef has been the red meat of choice for many a climate-conscious carnivore.

Indeed, research has suggested that grazing cattle can help offset global warming by stimulating soil to take up more carbon from the atmosphere. […]

Lights Out for Residential Lighting Programs?

Not Just Yet

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Published at ACEEE.org

LED light bulbs have transitioned from a fledgling technology to a major market player in recent years, with more than 450 million installed nationwide as of 2016. With Americans increasingly choosing LEDs, and federal standards set to increase efficiency levels for general service […]