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Let’s Get Serious About Electric Lawnmowers

Mean Green Mower at Dartmouth College. Photo: Steve Wisbaum, Eco Equipment Supply

George Harvey

If you mow your lawn, or even if you hire someone, you probably don’t think of a gas-powered mower as your best friend. But let’s face it, it’s a task that most of us spend a […]

Don’t Flush That! How to Keep Toxics Out of the Water Supply.

Cassandra Hemenway

We don’t think of our homes as part of a water cycle. Water goes in. Water comes out. We wash dishes, shampoo, flush the toilet, and without really thinking about it, contribute chemicals that directly affect water quality in our neighborhoods.

Everything from the pills we take, to the cleaners we choose has […]

Public Event Series Focuses on Climate Resilience and Soil Health

Events Open to All Who Want to Build a More Livable, Resilient Region & Planet

What is good for the soil is good for our communities. That’s the theory behind a six-event discussion series, Climate and Community Resilience: Lessons from the Soil. The events will be held on six dates from late March through mid-May. […]

Fighting Climate Change with Trees in Bennington, VT

Wikimedia Commons/Todd Hatch (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Evan Lawrence

As nature-based solutions to address climate change gain more and more attention, Climate Advocates Bennington 350VT has set itself the goal of planting at least 1,000 trees in and around the southwestern Vermont town this year.

“The plan was inspired by a report last […]

Green Up Day Celebrates 50 Years of Success – and More to Come!

Always the first Saturday in May, Green Up Vermont rallies thousands of volunteers across the state of Vermont to get outside and clean up roadsides and waterways. It is a statewide spring-cleaning of our beautiful environment. Green Up Vermont produces Green Up Day by providing 66,000 bright green trash bags that designate this civic day-of-service. […]

Celebrating Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Every day is Earth Day at Green Energy Times

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” From a Pogo cartoon that appeared on the first Earth Day.

George Harvey

The first Earth Day happened on April 22, 1970. It was originally viewed as […]

The Woodlands Saves with Solar

Alice Peck Day Lifecare (APD) is powered by their new solar system. Courtesy photo from Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital.

Anonymous $500,000 Gift Funds 179kW Solar System for Alice Peck Day Lifecare

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Alice Peck Day (APD) Lifecare has installed a 179kW rooftop solar system at The […]

Green Energy Options Brings Commercial Solar to Monadnock Region

The rooftop array installed by Green Energy Options for RGBC Associates in Keene, NH. Image: Albert Karevy.

Pablo Fleischmann

Beth Caldwell of RGBC Associates and EMF Inc. (an IT service company) had a clear goal of transitioning the EMF building in Keene, NH to clean and renewable solar energy when she walked into the […]

The Vermont Solar Carport:

A New Green Offering from Two Worker-Owned Companies

Launch of the Vermont Solar Carport. Images courtesy of TimberHomes Vermont.

Responding to policy makers’ push to more deeply integrate renewable energy into homes, businesses, and transportation, Catamount Solar and TimberHomes Vermont announced that they are teaming up to offer the Vermont Solar Carport. A marriage […]

Progress in Electric Transit

GMT riders try the Proterra electric bus at a ribbon-cutting event on January 28, 2020. Image: David Roberts.

David Roberts

There are clear environmental and economic benefits to switching over to electric vehicles for household travel, but the greatest savings and greenhouse gas reductions occur when we reduce the amount of driving we […]