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“What You Eat Affects the Environment” Forum March 13 Albany

Are You Drinking Roundup?

POPULAR WEED KILLER FOUND IN TOP BEER AND WINE BRANDS

February 25, 2019

A new report shows that numerous beers and wines, including organic, inadvertently contain toxic glyphosate from Roundup.

Many beers and wines sold in the U.S. contain the weed killer glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, according to a new report by U.S. […]

What You Eat Affects the Environment” Forum March 13 in Albany, NY

Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment will be holding a forum entitled “What You Eat Affects the Environment”. The event, co-sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Committee will take place on March 13, 2019 in Channing Hall at the First Unitarian Universalist Church located at 405 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The […]

Bringing Light Into the World

Sprouted sunflower seeds. Image by David Fried.

David Fried

When we plant a seed, we are leaning into the future. Now that it’s winter, there are not a lot of seeds being planted. There is not a lot of green. The light that has that soft light green-yellow glow as it comes […]

Saffron and Solar Farms

Saffron crocuses blooming in a raised bed within a Peck Solar array in New Haven, VT. Image: A. Ghalehgolabbehbahani, UVM.

A Win-Win for the Environment and Agriculture

Margaret Skinner, Bruce L. Parker and Arash

Ghalehgolabbehbahani, who demonstrated that saffron could be profitably grown in Vermont, have teamed up with Peck Solar to […]

PrintReleaf Helps Local Businesses to Think Local and Act Global

Diagram showing the workflow of the PrintReleaf application. Courtesy image.

George Harvey

Forests are among the best resources we have for drawing down atmospheric carbon dioxide. And yet, despite their importance, we cut them down for a wide variety of purposes. Many of these put the carbon dioxide the forest trees had captured back […]

Grazing for Change at Stonewall Farm

Stonewall Farm Hub Launch on September 21, 2018. Image: Karl Thidemann.

Jessie Haas

Julie Davenson, executive director of Stonewall Farm, a non-profit working dairy farm in Keene, NH, was researching regenerative ways to improve Stonewall’s overgrazed pastures when she happened upon the book The Soil Will Save Us, by Kirsten Ohlsen. There she learned […]

The Outside Story: Southern Pine Beetles March North

Joe Rankin

As if the emerald ash borer’s incursion into northern New England wasn’t enough, now there’s another potentially devastating forest pest marching this way: the southern pine beetle.

Dendroctonus frontalis – the first name means “tree murderer,” we should note – is only a fraction of an inch long. But during outbreaks, they reproduce […]

Monadnock Food Co-op Announces Third Year of Farm Fund: Supporting Sustainable Local Food Production

Applications due February 1, 2019 KEENE, NH – The Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund program, a partnership with the Cheshire County Conservation District, is now accepting applications from local farmers. Currently, in its third year, the fund has supported seven farms in our region. This year, the Farm Fund will award up to $18,000 […]

DIY Carbon Sponge: Try This At Home

Image: Wikipedia

Jessie Haas

Taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and storing it in the soil carbon sponge is a beautiful concept but can just anybody do it? Yes. If you work with any size parcel of land, you can do it directly. If you don’t, your choices as an individual can help. […]