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Going for Green with Energy Efficiency at This Year’s Olympics

By Dawn Selak

Later this week, athletes proudly wearing their countries’ colors will fill the winter sports arenas of PyeongChang, South Korea, as they compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. But one color—green—will be present throughout the games, thanks to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee’s (POCOG) sustainability and energy efficiency efforts.

These efforts—including a high-speed […]

Improving the Air Quality in Your Home without Breaking the Bank

Getting a few houseplants is one way to start cleaning up the air quality inside your home. Credit: Stephanie Vacher, FlickrCC.

EarthTalk® — From the Editors of E -The Environmental Magazine

The key to a healthy indoor environment is clean air, but many of the finishes and furniture in a typical home or office […]

The Sweetness of Having a Piece of Land to Grow Food

Painting by Gabriel Tempesta

By David Fried

Travelling around the east coast I notice that a lot of people live in apartment buildings. This conserves more open land, but I wonder if that open land can be farmed and if the people in the tall buildings still have a connection to it?

Those […]

Ingredient of the Month


Chimpanzee. Image: Flickr

By Larry Plesent

The thing about ubiquitous invisible cultural perceptions is that they are, well, often invisible. I stumbled onto one of these last week when I saw a pop-news headline claiming once again that chimpanzees are our closest genetic relatives. This, in fact, is not exactly true.

According to […]

Safely Unclog Drains Without Chemicals

Simple devices like the TubShroom can trap hair before it gets into your drain and causes a back-up. Courtesy Image.

By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss, EarthTalk®

Chemical drain clog removers contain some pretty harmful stuff. The three main types available to consumers—caustic, oxidizing and acid—work by using harsh chemicals that heat up […]

Largest New Hampshire School Solar Array Installed at Phillips Exeter Academy

1,552 solar panels at Phillips Exeter Academy, the largest school solar array in N.H. Courtesy image.

Phillips Exeter Academy is home to the largest solar array of any school in New Hampshire. The ballasted rooftop array was recently installed by ReVision Energy on the academy’s new, 84,574-square-foot field house in Exeter.

Generating electricity with […]

Hampshire College Is Powered by Sunshine

The Harold F. Johnson Library. Photo courtesy of Hampshire College.

By George Harvey

Back in August of 2016, Green Energy Times (G.E.T.) introduced its readers to an exciting solar project in Amherst, Massachusetts in the article, “Huge Solar … Just in Time for Schools.” ( The article led off with a section […]

Unlocking Innovative Design for Better Schools

The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability, New York City’s first net-zero energy school building on the south shore of Staten Island. Image:

The Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings: Achieving Zero Energy (AEDG) was recently released to support elementary, middle, and high schools in their pursuit of zero energy […]

Building America Solution Center Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Five Years and a Million Stronger

Five years ago, Building America launched an interactive resource for high-performance home construction. Today, the Building Technologies Office’s Building America Solution Center continues to skyrocket in popularity, growing from about 77,000 users in 2013 to more than 298,000 users in 2017. That’s an increase of 287%! In […]

New Hampshire Lawmakers to Adopt Clean Energy Practices

More than fifty New Hampshire businesses are calling in a letter for the New Hampshire Legislature to advance clean energy policies that they say will support economic growth and business development.

David Greer, with the rooftop solar system on his company, Wirebelt of America, says “I just love the stuff!” Image from Green Energy […]