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Another Ban on Single-Use Plastics

Image: asiapacificreport.nz

George Harvey

Single-use plastics include such things as bags we get in stores, plastic table wear, and drinking straws. They include the plastic-based wipes Larry Plesent objects to in his “Ingredient of the Month” article in this issue of Green Energy Times (G.E.T.). In cases like plastic bags, […]

Sustainable XC Ski Areas in New England

Some New England cross country ski resorts are quickly becoming very sustainable. According to industry expert, Roger Lohr of XCSkiResorts.com, “There are about forty Nordic ski areas that employ snowmaking today and for more of the Nordic areas to invest, there is often the need for favorable financial and labor circumstances.” Below are a few […]

The Climate Crisis’ Effects on the Future of Skiing

With the onset of a warming climate, how likely is it that ski resorts and skiing itself might soon become things of the past?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine

Last winter’s low-snow year and unseasonably warm temperatures across much of the American West meant a […]

Monadnock Food Co-op Announces Third Year of Farm Fund: Supporting Sustainable Local Food Production

Applications due February 1, 2019

The Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund program, a partnership with the Cheshire County (NH) Conservation District, is now accepting applications from local farmers. Currently, in its third year, the fund has supported seven farms in our region.

This year, the Farm Fund will award up […]

DIY Re-usable Bags from Feed Bags

A homemade tote bag made by the author. Courtesy photo.

Jessie Haas

Tote bags are great. When you remember to bring them to the grocery store you feel so virtuous—and in Brattleboro, you’d better remember, because single-use plastic bags are now illegal.

But totes are also expensive, and […]

Carpeting Can Compromise Indoor Air Quality – What Can You Do?

Greener carpet is made from wool, jute or cotton and emits little, if any, VOCs. Credit: Dominika Gregušová, Pexels.

EarthTalk®, From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine

Carpeting is an oft-overlooked culprit when it comes to compromised indoor air quality, but the chemicals used to produce it are typically far from natural. […]

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 […]

Monadnock Region Earth Festival

Celebrate Community and the Planet

KEENE, NH – Monadnock Food Co-op presents the Monadnock Region Earth Festival on April 21, 2018, from noon to 4:00 pm (rain date of April 22). This free public event takes place outdoors around the Co-op and along the bike path, leading to the Railroad Square Park in Keene.

This […]

The Original Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry Project

Image: Gabe Temepesta

By David Fried

Somewhere, on the plains of Africa, there are giraffes with long tongues reaching into the trees for food. For thousands of years there has been enough. They move freely between groves and down below, smaller animals find what they need, too — down to the beetles and the […]

Sustainability is Rising at Local Ski Slopes

Eastern Ski Resorts Invested in Sustainable Energy

Bolton Mountain Ski Resort. Courtesy photo

By Roger Lohr

The recreation of skiing, while a healthy and enjoyable activity, is often attacked on the grounds of ski areas being energy hogs, but they have been doing plenty that make them leaders among businesses for sustainable and renewable […]