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 […]
Sign and solar panels. Note the tiny solar panel used for signage lights. All images courtesy Lars Hubbard.
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 […]
Climate-related disasters such as flooding possibilities require adaptation to face our future. Image: agriculturewire.com
“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 […]
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.
Here at Green Energy Times, we see an impressive amount of real news. It leads us inescapably to an […]
2050 Is Not Soon Enough For a Fix
Shishmaref, Alaska, is falling into the sea. Photo: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.
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 […]
Beer. Iva Balk, Wikimedia Commons.
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 […]
The author’s son enjoys their zero energy pool. Courtesy photo.
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 […]
In March 2019, South African youths protest for action against climate change outside Parliament in Cape Town. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks, www.groundup.org.za.
Dr. Alan K. Betts
On Friday, March 15, images and video flowed in from around the world, Australia, the Pacific, Asia, Europe and Africa, as more than a million students in 120 countries […]
Cold nights and warm days bring in maple sugaring season in Vermont. Many operations today use tubing, but there are still a few sap buckets around that find their way back to the old maples year after year.
Painting courtesy of local artist, Peter Huntoon. This 2009 painting, “Sap Rising,” is just one from […]
Green New Deal presented by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Edward Markey. Photo: Senate Democrats, Wikimedia Commons.
For all the talk about the Green New Deal (GND), I suspect that the number of people who really understand it is not large.
To start with, it is […]