Home furnishings make up about 6% of what goes into landfills in the U.S. Americans threw away 48% more furniture and furnishings in 2015 than in 2000. We send 9.7 million tons of furniture to landfills each year! Let’s stop doing that! As a rule of thumb, your best bet for […]
EarthTalk®, From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine
The oceans certainly aren’t as crowded as they used to be now that we have depleted stocks of large marine predators through overfishing, pollution and climate change. Photo by Tom Fisk, Pexels.
Environmental advocates do spend a lot of time […]
Application at a local farm. images courtesy of Rich Earth Institute.
The Rich Earth Institute is reclaiming urine as a precious resource. From their base in Brattleboro, Vermont, they have developed a novel approach to pee, diverting it out of the waste stream and returning it to the environment as fertilizer. Through […]
The Relationship Between Water Conservation and Watershed Health
The original portable porta-potty image from GET, Aug. 15, 2011. All images courtesy of Ben Goldberg.
A previous G.E.T. article, published in issue 9, Aug. 15, 2011*, described portable composting privies as a greener option to porta-potties. Since that time, there have been a […]
Comfrey has long been used in poultices to relieve inflammation. And now, Catskills Comfrey is using its natural properties in salves.
Catskills Comfrey’s plants are all grown organically on a small farm in Delaware County, New York. They are never treated with herbicides, pesticides, or other things you would not want on […]
And so are a whole bunch of other things we would be better off without.
PFAS have been found in house dust. Photo: A Ocram. Wikimedia Commons. CC-BY-SA 1.0
Many people are familiar with a story about Julius Caesar’s last breath. The story is that there are twenty-five […]
Lavender. Photo by Ken Irwin, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 2.5 Generic
In May, we saw an article from the Sierra Club, “5 DEET-Free Ways to Protect Yourself From Bugs” (http://bit.ly/DEET-free). While that was good, we decided it might be worthwhile to look into the matter further.
Q: What’s wrong with this picture?A: No Handle!Q: What else is missing from this picture?A: No YOU!
N.R. Mallery, publisher of G.E.T.
Robots are all around us. From vacuum cleaners to vehicles, at work and home, they have arrived.
My personal favorites are my two robot lawnmowers. I tell everyone, they are the next […]
Congress Approves North Country Trail Extension into Vermont
This April, Congress approved bipartisan legislation, the North Country National Scenic Trail Adjustment Act, introduced by Vermont Representative Peter Welch that will extend the 4,600-mile North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT) from Crown Point, New York into Addison County, linking […]
Images courtesy of Tamsin Venn.
One of the beauties of kayak touring is that it is so easy to do. Anyone can take up the activity with minimal instruction, and you don’t need to be the Hulk to move your boat nimbly over the water. You go as […]