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Green Gifts for the Holidays

Gift ideas: ecofreenlove.com.

Jessie Haas

One of the ways to trim your carbon footprint is to buy less—but is that any fun during the holidays? This isn’t Lent! Can’t we say ‘I love you to the moon and back’ while still loving the planet?

Well, sure, and here are a […]

An Ecological Reformation

Roy Morrison

Roy Morrison

Business and pollution as usual have unleashed a rapidly worsening global ecological crisis. We must choose quickly between accepting the dire consequences of global climate disruption, or the embrace of a global ecological reformation.

At bottom, an ecological reformation is expressed by two themes that will define the ecological turn […]

Burton Takes a Stand for the Planet

Donna Carpenter (L), co-CEO of Burton, joined in the climate strike in the UK. Photo courtesy of Burton.

George Harvey

It might be fair to say that Burton Snowboards (Burton) is the leader in its field, worldwide. Jake Burton Carpenter, one of the first developers of the snowboard itself, founded the company […]

A Step in the Right Direction

Meet the Companies That Are Upcycling Ocean to Turn the Tides on Shoe Manufacturing

Adidas Parley mid-sole is 3D printed from recycled ocean waste. Image: www.arch2o.com.

By Chris Gillespie

When it comes to carbon emissions, the textile industry is the world’s second biggest polluter behind the oil and gas industry. A significant portion […]

Sustainably Crafted Spirits

Sign and solar panels. Note the tiny solar panel used for signage lights. All images courtesy Lars Hubbard.

Jessie Haas

In 2010, two Vermont home-brewing enthusiasts, Lars Hubbard and Chuck Burkins, took a weekend distilling course in New York State, which turned into a new, sustainable business. Appalachian Gap Distillery […]

Farms, Harvest and Climate Change

Climate-related disasters such as flooding possibilities require adaptation to face our future. Image: agriculturewire.com

Jessie Haas

“A dry year you worry, a wet year you starve,” goes the cheery old Vermont saying, and it’s worse lately. These are stressful times for farmers, with the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene a reminder that […]

Business to Thrive in a Coming Economic Boom

ORPC, based in Portland, Maine, develops generating technology based on moving water. This RivGen power system now provides power to a village in Alaska. Credit Ocean Renewable Power Company.

George Harvey

Here at Green Energy Times, we see an impressive amount of real news. It leads us inescapably to an […]

It’s an Emergency!

2050 Is Not Soon Enough For a Fix

Shishmaref, Alaska, is falling into the sea. Photo: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.

George Harvey

Some among us could look at the fact that the United Kingdom adopted a law mandating that it be 100% carbon free by 2050 as good news (See […]

Higher Prices for Beer with Climate Change

Beer. Iva Balk, Wikimedia Commons.

George Harvey

Most beer is made from barley malt. Perhaps the greatest reason for this is that barley malt, which is dried sprouted barley grains, is particularly rich in amylase, an enzyme that can break down starch into the much smaller sugar molecules yeast use […]

My Zero Energy Pool is a Great Investment!

 

The author’s son enjoys their zero energy pool. Courtesy photo.

David Green

Great news! Making money by cutting your carbon footprint to zero is a new reality. I own a large house built in the 1970s. I’ve already cut its energy bills and carbon footprint to zero, making a 15% return on […]