Starting the Conversation
By Dana Drugmand
On yet another record-breaking warm day in April, a group of Vermonters gathered on the lawn in front of Capstone Community Action in Barre, many holding signs that read “Tax Reform and Climate Action.” Representative Johannah Leddy Donovan of Burlington stepped up to the podium and began a statewide […]
Residential and small commercial business choices for mowing lawns
The Robomow RS622 in action, mowing a rural large lawn in Vermont. Courtesy photo
Green Energy Times Staff
Each year, we give our readers an update on environmentally-friendly lawn mowers. Part of the reason we do this is that lawn […]
Mean Green’s electric zero-turn mower with the optional Solar Assist Module. Courtesy photo.
Adapted from an article by Steven Wisbaum
Until recently, those of us seeking an alternative to lawn mowers powered by fossil fuels only had electric push-mowers of low horsepower (hp) to choose from. While these mowers are relatively inexpensive, their short […]
Pollinators in Peril
In the first comprehensive review of the more than 4,000 native bee species in North America and Hawaii, the Center for Biological Diversity has found that more than half the species with sufficient data to assess are declining. Nearly one in four is imperiled and at increasing risk of […]
Painting by Gabriel Tempesta www.gabrieltempesta.com
by David Fried of Elmore Roots Fruit Tree and Berry Nursery
It was in the late 70s or very early 80s when I visited my friend who was working at the Rural Education Center in Wilton, New Hampshire. The man who brought permaculture to America, Bill Mollison, had just […]
By Brie Arthur, published by St. Lynn’s Press, 2017, 189 pages, $21.95
Book review by N. R. Mallery
’Tis the season for gardening. You may have noticed that some people have been growing a few veggies in with flowers in the past couple of years. Perhaps you have even started to do […]
One option to keep the weeds down in both large and small spaces include GardenMats which are made in Vermont. www.GardenMats.com. Courtesy photos.
By N.R. Mallery
Many of us think a product is safe because the manufacturer says so. Monsanto says Roundup is safe, but the state of California and the […]
Young men standing in a field of green tomatoes in Africa. Photos: Larry Plesent
By Larry Plesent
Everybody wants to be “green.” But what does it mean? For some, “natural” is about atoms and molecules. Where did those atoms come from? What was their last incarnation? Carbon for example is an element and as […]
Image courtesy of EggGeothermal.
By George Harvey
In January, Renewable Energy World published an article by geothermal expert Jay Egg, Can Natural Gas Giants Switch to Geothermal? (http://bit.ly/NG-to-geothermal) In it, Egg makes a good case that geothermal heating may be an excellent path to continued profitability for natural gas (NG) utilities.
Geothermal heating […]
By Jennifer White
Executive Director of PermaCityLife Professor Nick Baer, City Manager Elizabeth Dragon, Mayor Ken Merrifield, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of Sustainability Jen White ’90, Colby-Sawyer President Susan D. Stuebner and Community Development Coordinator of PermaCityLife Jenisha Shrestha ’14 gathered to cut the ribbon to the PermaCityLife storefront and field […]