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National Drive Electric Week in NH

Hilltop Chevrolet’s Chevy Volt in front of the Concord, NH State House during Drive Electric Week in September 2017. Photo courtesy Catherine Corkery, NH Sierra Club.

By Randy Bryan, co-Founder Drive Electric NH

Get ready! On Saturday, September 8th, the Sierra Club of NH will host the eighth annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) […]

Of Toothpaste Tubes & Old Suitcases

Central Vermont Leads the Way in Recycling ‘Weird Stuff’

Sally Bellew and Cassandra Hemenway

Do you find yourself cringing each time you put something into the trash, because you believe it can’t be recycled? So do the folks at the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District (CVSWMD) who are offering more than three-dozen […]

Back to Basics: What is Recyclable?

Image: CSWD

By Raeann Bilow

Being a perfect recycler is tough. Recycling poses size requirements, exceptions to some common rules, and different places to bring different recyclables. And even once you feel like you’ve mastered recycling in your own local area, you find there are changes from state to state, and county to county, […]

Vermont Coffee Company Goes 100% Renewable

Vermont Coffee Company has invested in energy-efficient roasting equipment making it possible to roast coffee with significantly less energy. Courtesy photo.

By Green Energy Times Staff

The Vermont Coffee Company (VCC), known for its organic coffee, has big news. All the energy it uses to roast its coffee now comes from renewable […]

GMP Commercial Electric Mower Incentive

Green Mountain Power is providing incentives for commercial electric lawn mowers that replace older gas-powered units. To qualify, the mowers must be owned by GMP customers and charged in GMP territory. There are other limitations that apply to the offer. Also, because the incentives are being given under a pilot program, only twenty mowers […]

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 […]

Your Brain on Nature

The Nature Fix by Florence Williams, W.W. Norton & Company, 2017, 304 pages

By Roger Lohr

The Nature Fix by Florence Williams provides the most compelling argument to date for people to spend more time outdoors in nature based on an increasing amount of biological, psychological and medicinal scientific evidence.

Over the years, efforts have […]

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 […]

The Littleton Food Co-op: Energy Efficiency in Action

105 solar panels located on the roof of the store and open bins help to reduce the amount of electrical energy the store must obtain from the grid. Photos courtesy Bob O’Connor.

By Bob O’Connor

Saving energy is not only good for the planet but also good business. Since its recent 11,500 […]

Molecules Just Do Not Stay Put

By Larry Plesent

Molecules just don’t like to stay put. They’re likely to run off and hook up with the first available oxygen or hydrogen they find sitting on the nearest barstool. Having essentially no weight, they are off like a prom dress at the drop of a hat and blown about on the fickle […]