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Going for Green with Energy Efficiency at This Year’s Olympics

By Dawn Selak

Later this week, athletes proudly wearing their countries’ colors will fill the winter sports arenas of PyeongChang, South Korea, as they compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. But one color—green—will be present throughout the games, thanks to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee’s (POCOG) sustainability and energy efficiency efforts.

These efforts—including a high-speed […]

Who’s Really the Winner of the Super Games?

Welcome to the 2018 Sustainability Super Bowl!

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady drops back to pass in the second half of Super Bowl LII. Image: Brian Allen/Voice of America.

By Chris Gillespie

Since both the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles have impressive records when it […]

Killington Resort’s Exemplary Sustainable Practices

By Roger Lohr

Ski areas in the U.S. continue to implement innovative energy conservation measures and environmental practices to reduce energy consumption and the effects of climate change. Killington Resort in Vermont strives and continues to exceed customer expectations as a steward in the battle against climate change.

Renewable-Sourced Electricity

Recently, Killington announced its intention […]

Red Sox vs Yankees:

How the Rivals are Both Scoring Home Runs in Sustainability

PLUS: Super Bowl LII Goes Green!

The famous “Green Monster” at Fenway Park in Boston, Pixabay.com user. Map: Ben Blatt/Harvard Sports Analysis Collective

By Chris Gillespie

Whether you’re wearing Red Sox red or Yankees navy blue, if you’re attending one of these […]

Fat Bikes, Freedom, Fun and Fossil-Fuel-Free

A fat bike parked in front of the Village Sport Shop Trailside, on the Darling Hill Road, in Lyndonville, Vermont. Photo by Danielle Sussmann Turo.

By Danielle Sussmann Turo

Do you know what a fat bike is? Fat bikes are your guarantee of a fun bike ride in all-terrain, in all types of […]

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

One of the Greenest Resorts

Jiminy Peak is striving to become 100% powered by renewable energy sources. Courtesy photo.

By Roger Lohr

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort located in the heart of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts just announced the construction start of a 2.3 megawatt community solar facility located on 12 acres of […]

A “Walk in the Woods” Movie

A “Walk in the Woods” on the Appalachian Trail Becomes a Movie

By Roger Lohr

An AMC Outdoors Magazine article referenced the coming movie version of Bill Bryson’s 1998 bestselling book “A Walk in the Woods,” a comical ill-fated attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT). The recent success of Reese Witherspoon in the movie […]

Summer Hiking in the Northeast

A family hiking at Smugglers’ Notch Resort. Courtesy photo.

By Roger Lohr

There’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors than hiking on a trail alone or with your friends or family. Whether you are a first time hiker or a walking aficionado, hiking with the family provides quality time together, allows the family […]

WasSUP?

Stand-Up Paddling, That’s What.

Steve Brownlee Paddling on Lake Dunmore Salisbury, VT. All photos by Emma Brownlee.

By Roger Lohr

Stand-up paddling (SUP) is now the newest contagious water chic. Statistics for stand-up paddling, which is among the fastest growing forms of recreation, is 70% male and a median age of 37. There were […]

Solar Sal

By Joanne Coons

Solar Sal

Solar Sal, a 40-ft solar-powered boat, is a great example of a project that had the participation of a broader community. In this case there was not only a dedicated group of friends and helpers, but also help from an unlikely-sounding place, a school system. A lifelong commitment to […]