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10th Annual Energy Conference Set to Return to Concord

Event Promotes Innovative Solutions & Opportunities to Energy Challenges

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association (NHSEA) announces the 10th anniversary of the annual Local Energy Solutions (LES) Conference. Hosted for the first time on a Friday this year, November 16, the event returns to the solar-powered, sustainable Grappone Center […]

Student Reflections: Dartmouth’s Energy Immersion Trip to New Hampshire, Vermont & Quebec

The next DEC Pizza Lunch will be held on October 18th – We hope to see you there! Our lives are intimately integrated with energy systems, many of which are invisible to us. In an effort to make these invisible systems visible, the Sustainability Office and Irving Institute have launched an Energy Immersions Program that […]

2018 Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair

Community Advocates for Sustainable Energy will hold its third annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair at Doane Stuart School (199 Washington Ave, Rensselaer, NY) on Saturday, October 20th from 10 am – 4 pm. It is the largest event of its kind in the Capital District and beyond. This event is free and […]

Ten Advantages of Green Packaging

Guest Post by Eric Lawson

Most if not all companies are looking to go green with their packaging nowadays. Helping the environment is simply one benefit of using eco-friendly packaging but the truth is that using eco-friendly packaging products requires fewer materials. This is more sustainable and also gives better results.

Green packaging employs environmentally […]

The Solar-Powered Circle of Life

Illustration of the benefits of the Soil Carbon Sponge versus the negative feedback loops of bare compacted soil. Image courtesy Peter Donovan of the Soil Carbon Coalition.

By Jessie Haas

“Plants manage water, and in managing water, they manage heat,“ according to Australian agricultural pioneer Peter Andrews. This has been born out […]

Up in the Treetops, It’s Plum Good Pickin’

An up close view of the plum orchard, from on top of the ladder at Elmore Roots Nursery. By Gabriel Tempesta.

By David Fried

There is magic in the treetops. For once, I have the birds’ eye view. There are hundreds of them. Red plums are turning purple in the late afternoon sunlight. I […]

Mascoma Valley Energy and Sustainability Expo

The Outside Story: Emerald Ash Borers

By Declan McCabe

Jim Fuller, a former park ranger at Vermont’s Grand Isle State Park, described this interaction with a tourist from New Jersey, when he confiscated their out-of-state firewood.

Ranger Jim: “We are trying to keep the forests clear of invasive insects.”

Tourist, as beetle fell from firewood: “you mean like that one there?”

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Sequestering Carbon in Our Forests

Carbon Sequestration: A Community-Based Project to Reduce Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming

View of forest in the Green Mountains. Photo: Lynn Peterson.

By Lynn Peterson

Vermont’s hillsides are bursting forth in brilliant green! And the green color comes from chlorophyll, an enormous tool for removing carbon dioxide from the air, combining it with water […]

Climate Truth: A Plan for Sustainability

Metric Ton Depiction: Flickr, animation by A-Productions.

By Roy Morrison

There is a practical path for tackling climate change, for organizing from your house to your neighborhood, city, state and beyond. It’s clear. It’s simple. It’s three tons of carbon dioxide emissions per person per year as a goal and a measure […]