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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 […]

Rockin’ the Boat

The Hudson River Maritime Museum’s 100% solar-powered tour boat Solaris, formerly known as the Solar Sal-44, is on the Rondout Creek in Kingston, NY. Photo credit: Hudson River Maritime Museum.

Jenna Batchelder

As summer draws closer and the weather gets nicer, boating season will begin. Many people are looking into purchasing boats. […]

Appliances and Energy Efficiency

Front-load washing machines are more energy efficient than top loading ones, as they save water and electricity. Image:

Jessie Haas

Many of us are aware of the impact that changing out an old appliance can have on our fuel bills and carbon footprint, and the older the appliance, the […]

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 […]

Another Ban on Single-Use Plastics


George Harvey

Single-use plastics include such things as bags we get in stores, plastic table wear, and drinking straws. They include the plastic-based wipes Larry Plesent objects to in his “Ingredient of the Month” article in this issue of Green Energy Times (G.E.T.). In cases like plastic bags, […]

EAT-Lancet with a Grain of Salt

Jessie Haas

The EAT-Lancet commission’s report, “Food in the Anthropocene,” which recommends a near-vegan diet for the health of people and the planet, dropped with major fanfare and a large PR budget, in five cities world-wide. It was widely and uncritically reported in the mainstream press. Critiques of the report were also published, but received […]

What is a Low-carbon Diet?

Is it Good for Losing Weight or Is It Only About Saving the Planet?

Reducing red meat, dairy, processed and air-freighted foods is an easy way to lower your own carbon footprint and help the world battle global warming. Credit: Pixabay.

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The […]

Sustainable XC Ski Areas in New England

Some New England cross country ski resorts are quickly becoming very sustainable. According to industry expert, Roger Lohr of, “There are about forty Nordic ski areas that employ snowmaking today and for more of the Nordic areas to invest, there is often the need for favorable financial and labor circumstances.” Below are a few […]