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Off-Grid Holiday Decorations in Randolph, Vermont

By George Harvey

Last January, as the holiday decorations were being taken down in Randolph, Vermont, members of the Chamber of Commerce knew the wreaths and lights had seen their last useful year. They were just too old, worn out, and unreliable. The question was not whether to replace them, but what to replace them […]

Green Tips

By Deborah DeMoulpied

Tis the Season. Good tidings. Consumption. New Year’s intensions.

And all at once. No wonder it feels so over whelming.

As we head to do the holiday shopping, the report on the warmest year on record may dampen the spirit and cheer of the season. How can we in good […]

Aged Naturally and Made in New England: Fortuna’s Sausage

By George Harvey

We first learned about Fortuna’s Sausage because it was chosen as a finalist in Martha Stewart’s “Made in America” contest. We are glad we did.

Patti with an assortment of Fortuna’s Sausage products.

The story of Fortuna’s Sausage started over 100 years ago when a couple the family will probably always […]

Tar Sands Killing Thousands of Birds

Migrating birds negatively affected by oil extraction in Canada’s Boreal forest.

Canada Warbler, one of many birds that depend upon the region. Photo: William H. Maloros

By EarthTalk®

Each year tens of millions of migratory birds live in or pass through the Canadian Boreal forest, a vast mostly uninhabited land stretching from Newfoundland to […]

Craftsbury Outdoor Center Opens New Sustainable Touring Center Facility

By Roger Lohr

The owners of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center have an ambitious goal of becoming 100% carbon neutral.

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Vermont announced the opening of a new facility to house its Touring Center, as well as a café, fitness room, waxing room, meeting space and more. This structure was built […]

Along the Trail

by Peter Huntoon.

“The slender cross country skis sing their striding song to the towering trees, rapt in attention. Gliding through the Vermont woods on fresh snow may be pretty close to heaven. But I have to admit, so is painting. On this one I was carving out shapes like a […]

Superfresh! Organic Café

By George Harvey

In Brattleboro, Vermont, Superfresh! Organic Café is rapidly coming to its first anniversary, having opened for business in its current location on January 18, 2014. During that year, the café has earned quite a reputation.

Superfresh! Organic Café specializes in a very specific sort of vegetarian food. It is vegan, […]

Ingredient of the Month: Cool Beauty

By Larry Plesent

Has the Time Finally Come for Refrigerated Cosmetics?

My kids grew up with a jar of “green stuff” in the door of the fridge. Whenever they got a scrape, bite or “owie” they would tearfully reach in the fridge for a soothing jar of homemade salve. Our garden mixture of natural oils, […]

Parabens in Skin and Beauty Products

by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss, EarthTalk®

First commercialized in the 1950s, parabens are a group of synthetic compounds commonly used as preservatives in a wide range of health, beauty and personal care products. If the product you are using contains methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and isobutylparaben, it has parabens.

Parabens are added to […]

Innovative NetZero Classroom Is Built by Colby-Sawyer Students

By Jenisha Shrestha

The exterior of the Sunshack will feature a living roof, and a permaculture garden designed by students. Photo by Greg Danilowski.

This fall, Colby-SawyerCollege in New London, NH dedicated a free-standing sustainable classroom designed and built by students that is one of the first commercial buildings in the state to integrate […]