We don’t think of our homes as part of a water cycle. Water goes in. Water comes out. We wash dishes, shampoo, flush the toilet, and without really thinking about it, contribute chemicals that directly affect water quality in our neighborhoods.
Everything from the pills we take, to the cleaners we choose has […]
Craftsbury Outdoor Center’s rooftop solar and diesel groomer. All photos courtesy of COC.
Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are some of the most “sustainable” recreational activities requiring skiers or snowshoers to use their own power and techniques to move over the snow. But when these sports are offered commercially, the trails are […]
Recyclables on the conveyor belt with a worker sorting them at the Williston, VT Materials Recovery Facility. Photo courtesy of Cassandra Hemenway.
We’ve all done it. There’s a thing we’re not sure of – a lightbulb, a plastic bag, maybe a Styrofoam tray– and we throw it in the recycling bin because […]
Tackling the ever-evolving world of meat-based burger alternatives
Many meat-alternative burgers are on the market. Courtesy photo.
Long gone are the days when finding an alternative burger for vegetarians or vegans was a distant wish. Today, there are more options than ever, and I’m here to help you make a decision and […]
Clean water for good health, environment and beer
Beer. Did you ever sit there staring at a pint, wondering what’s in it? People love to talk about hops and barley, but, fundamentally, beer is water, over 90% water. And without good water, you can’t make good beer.
That’s the basic insight behind […]
Christmas lights and other long, stringy “tanglers” don’t belong in your recycling bin! Photo credit: CSWD.
The holiday season leaves much in its wake: Warm memories, lots of leftovers, maybe few extra pounds, and a whole lot of…stuff. Because you’re reading this, we know you’re committed to reducing your waste as much […]
Bales of plastic at Norcal’s Recycle Central at Pier 96 in San Francisco. Image: Flickr/Walter Parenteau.
Despite the widely-publicized crash in the recycling markets, recycling is still possible and still worth doing. Depending on where you live, it may just be harder to do.
Markets continue to be good […]
My asparagus bed that needs to be put to bed for the winter. Photo: N.R. Mallery
N. R. Mallery, Publisher of G.E.T.
Perennial vegetables like asparagus, horseradish, Jerusalem artichokes and rhubarb need protection over the winter to survive freezing temperatures.
Asparagus is hardy down to zone 4 and needs a little care in the […]
Transfer stations and compost facilities across the state now offer food scrap drop-off. Image: CSWD
Food is many things: Fuel for working bodies, a livelihood for farmers of all sizes and types, an expression of love and nurturing in many families. One thing food should never be is wasted.
The Vermont […]
Ryan Hickman, founder of Ryan’s Recycling Company.Photos courtesy of D. Hickman.
N.R. Mallery, Publisher of G.E.T.
At 10 years old, a legendary boy is making his dream a reality with his own recycling business.
Ryan Hickman is the CEO of Ryan’s Recycling Company.
In Orange County, California, at just three years old, a little […]