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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 […]

Forum: Simple, Sustainable Living in Harmony with the Earth and All Creatures

Buddhist Peace Action Vermont is presenting a forum on May 3rd in Montpelier, VT

Forum title: Simple, Sustainable Living in Harmony with the Earth and All Creatures.

Where: The Unitarian Church, 130 Main St. in Montpelier (across Main from the Kellogg-Hubbard Library).

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30

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What is Sustainable Furniture & Flooring, Anyway?

Image: Wikipedia

By Susan Inglis

When people first hear of our organization, they often ask, “What is sustainable furniture, anyway?” I usually explain that there are many different possible answers to the question, and I am happy to take as much time as they have in elaborating! But time is precious. In a nutshell, […]

Ecological Economic Growth – An Imperative Policy Path

Antarctic sunset. NOAA photo.

By Roy Morrison

The fact that it was warmer in parts of the U.S. and Europe in February 2018 than at the North Pole should get more than our passing attention. It is time to pursue a global agenda for dramatic and healing change an emergency basis. It is a […]