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New Green Initiatives at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

View of Squam Lake at the summit of Mt. Fayal from one of the hiking trails at the Squam Lake Natural Science Center. Image: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.

George Harvey

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is not quite a simple wildlife or nature preserve. It is accredited as by […]

My Zero Energy Pool is a Great Investment!


The author’s son enjoys their zero energy pool. Courtesy photo.

David Green

Great news! Making money by cutting your carbon footprint to zero is a new reality. I own a large house built in the 1970s. I’ve already cut its energy bills and carbon footprint to zero, making a 15% return on […]

Saving Our Children

In March 2019, South African youths protest for action against climate change outside Parliament in Cape Town. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks,

Dr. Alan K. Betts

On Friday, March 15, images and video flowed in from around the world, Australia, the Pacific, Asia, Europe and Africa, as more than a million students in 120 countries […]

The Sap is Rising!

Cold nights and warm days bring in maple sugaring season in Vermont. Many operations today use tubing, but there are still a few sap buckets around that find their way back to the old maples year after year.

Painting courtesy of local artist, Peter Huntoon. This 2009 painting, “Sap Rising,” is just one from […]

Green Energy Times Explains the Green New Deal

Green New Deal presented by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Edward Markey. Photo: Senate Democrats, Wikimedia Commons.

George Harvey

For all the talk about the Green New Deal (GND), I suspect that the number of people who really understand it is not large.

To start with, it is […]

Wallace Broeker’s Final Warning

Wallace Smith Broecker. Image: Wikipedia

George Harvey

Wallace Smith Broecker, the man some people have called the “grandfather of modern climate science,” died on February 18, 2019. He was 87 years old and had been suffering from heart disease for decades. He worked despite his illness, and he addressed other […]

2018: A Sustainable Year in Review

Moonrise over the Cranston Fire. CAL FIRE photo.

George Harvey

This year, some impressive developments have started to become clear. In some ways the most impressive of these has been the continued decline in the costs of electricity from renewable resources. Two reports on the “levelized” cost of energy (LCOE) that came out in […]

Sustainable Practices at Ski Areas: Getting Green Done

Fan gun undergoing performance testing by Efficiency Vermont during NSAA’s 2015 annual Winter Conference at Killington.

Lillian Eden

While ski areas may have a reputation as high energy users, employing more sustainable options make both financial and social sense. That was the message at the inaugural Northeast Weather Summit in a session on efforts […]

Happy New Year – Planet Earth

Jessie Haas

Are you feeling resolute? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the National Climate Assessment have laid out one view of our future on the blue planet, a deeply unattractive one. Now we have a choice: curl up in a fetal position, sucking our thumbs, or resolve to go […]

Only the Heat You Lose

A Habitat for Humanity Passive House in Vermont. Image: Chris Miksic, CPHC, Montpelier Construction.

Greg Whitchurch

You know how after your furnace has gotten the house all warm and cozy, a little while later it comes on again – and then again? What happens to our heat? Does it wear out, or just fade […]