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Tin Mountain Energy Team Wants to Help Warm Up Your Windows

A Window Quilt® installed above a set of double windows. Photo courtesy of Window Quilt®.

Russ Lanoie

The Mount Washington Valley’s Tin Mountain Energy Team, originally formed to help local residents install solar hot water systems following the PAREI model (Plymouth Area Renewable […]

Trim Your Waste-Line this Holiday Season

Mark Morgan

Marc Morgan

The holiday season is upon us. It is a wonderful time of sharing meals, giving gifts and decorating our homes. It is a time when we think less of ourselves and more of others. It is a generous and giving time of year.

With all this […]

Light Your World with a Gift of Solar!

Luci original lantern

N.R. Mallery, Publisher G.E.T.

I first experienced some simple, little waterproof inflatable solar lights one summer at SolarFest. They were all over the place, and everyone was loving them, throwing them, twirling with them and they were all over the festival. They caught my attention, and I have enjoyed […]

New “Community Power” Legislation

A Game Changer for Energy in New Hampshire?

The City of Lebanon, NH incorporates Community Power plans to develop renewable energy projects within the city to supply electricity to the community as a whole in an effort to provide clean, affordable power to the community. Image: Wikipedia.

Henry Herndon

“Community Power” legislation […]

Resilience in Lebanon, NH

It Takes a Community of Exemplary People and Projects.

Double rainbow at sunset on the ramp at Lebanon Airport (LEB). Photo submitted by Charles Freeman. All images downloaded from the LebNH Photo Gallery:

George Harvey

Shaun Mulholland, the City Manager of Lebanon, New Hampshire, has a lot to […]

OOho Pods Reduce Plastic Bottle Usage

A London-based start-up wants to replace plastic water and soda bottles with these edible (and biodegradable) “Ooho” pods made from seaweed. Credit: Skipping Rocks Lab.

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine

As more people become aware of the extent of plastic waste clogging […]

Recycling Textiles: Why and How


Abby Overton

In the U.S., we generated 16 million tons of textile waste in 2015, up 69% from 2000. Once in landfills, natural fibers can take hundreds of years to decompose. They can release methane and CO₂ gas into the atmosphere. Synthetic textiles like polyester are designed not to decompose. In the […]

A Clear-Eyed Look At Glass Recycling

What really happens to that bottle, anyway?

Image: Flickr

Michele Morris

Glass has long been a darling of folks who think of themselves as champions of “green” values like waste and toxics reduction (or elimination!), sustainable energy use, and all-around miniaturization of our planetary footprint. But when it comes to single-use packaging like wine […]

The Plastics Problem – are solutions in sight?

Founders Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre. Photos courtesy of Ecovative Design.

George Harvey

Vermont Public Radio (VPR) recently ran two stories that both speak to the same problem but from very different points of view. They point to both a problem and a solution.

The first one I […]

UVM Medical Center’s New Solar Array

George Harvey

UVM Medical Center on Holly Court in Williston, Vermont, has a new solar array on the facility’s roof. It has an impressive peak capacity of 198 kilowatts. An aerial photograph taken from directly above it shows clearly the striking fact that very nearly all of the roof was used […]