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Recycling Furniture: Why and How

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Abby Overton

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 […]

Marine Ecosystems Population Decline

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 […]

Reclaiming Urine as Fertilizer

Application at a local farm. images courtesy of Rich Earth Institute.

Julia Cavicchi

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 […]

Composting Toilets Evolve

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.

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 […]

Catskills Comfrey – A Natural Alternative for Inflammation and Pain

N.R. Mallery

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 […]

PFASs Are Forever

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

George Harvey

Many people are familiar with a story about Julius Caesar’s last breath. The story is that there are twenty-five […]

Natural Protection Against Biting Bugs

Lavender. Photo by Ken Irwin, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 2.5 Generic

George Harvey

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.

Get a Robotic Mower and Take Back Your Time

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 

Congress Approves North Country Trail Extension into Vermont

Roger Lohr

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 […]

Boating with Muscles and No Fossil Fuels

Images courtesy of Tamsin Venn.

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 […]