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August lilies. Photo: Alan Betts
By Dr. Alan K. Betts
Much of the northeast is experiencing drought this summer. It is patchy because a lot of summer rain comes from scattered thunderstorms. Despite periods of drought and heavy rain, our garden here in Vermont is growing […]
Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton spoke about a moratorium on fossil fuel infrastructure in Binghamton in July, 2016.
By Sue Smith-Heavenrich
Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton spoke about a moratorium on fossil fuel infrastructure in Binghamton earlier this month.
Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton (D/WFP-125th District) and 21 other state lawmakers are asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to impose […]
Due to increased consumer awareness and demand, there are more “green” choices in furniture available than ever before. Pictured is a Savvy Rest organic crib mattress distributed by Furnature. Photo courtesy of Savvy Rest
By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss
While we now opt often for greener cars, appliances, household cleaners and food […]
Manufacturing natural milk paint. Photo by William Grandordy: public domain.
By Jessica Barber Goldblatt
One may think that using milk to paint with is a very strange concept. But think of this- just try drinking a glass of milk and then leaving the glass on your bedside table or next to […]
A “Walk in the Woods” on the Appalachian Trail Becomes a Movie
By Roger Lohr
An AMC Outdoors Magazine article referenced the coming movie version of Bill Bryson’s 1998 bestselling book “A Walk in the Woods,” a comical ill-fated attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT). The recent success of Reese Witherspoon in the movie […]
By George Harvey
The Peoples Pint is a restaurant and brew-pub on Federal Street, in Greenfield, Massachusetts. It is definitely a different sort of place to eat. It gives the feeling of being an upscale brew-pub that takes humorous pride in being subtly funky, but there is more to it than that. Discerning […]
A family hiking at Smugglers’ Notch Resort. Courtesy photo.
By Roger Lohr
There’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors than hiking on a trail alone or with your friends or family. Whether you are a first time hiker or a walking aficionado, hiking with the family provides quality time together, allows the family […]
The cap of this fountain pen was made of galalith, a milk-based plastic invented in the 1890s. At one time, it was one of the least expensive plastics available. Photo by 76Winger. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Wikimedia Commons.
By George Harvey
Deny it or not, most of us really […]
Outdoor Summer Fun and Comfort with Pets
By Larry Plesant
Pets are in the news! And also in our stores, offices, cars, laps, camping grounds and hiking trails. How about some actual straight talk about natural pet products for a change?
Herbal bug repellent sprays last about a half an hour, so […]
Donated Wind-Measuring Equipment Allows Innovative Learning for Lowell Graded School’s Students and Teachers
The wind-measuring tower that was donated to the Lowell Graded School from GMP. Photos by Dotty Schnure, GMP.
By N. R. Mallery
In June, 2015, Green Mountain Power announced that it has donated a tower to measure wind speed to students […]