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How To Avoid Harmful Chemicals In Plastic

Reduce Exposure to Toxic Household Plastics

Reprinted from U.S. PIRG. Originally posted at https://uspirg.org/feature/usp/how-avoid-harmful-chemicals-plastic

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Everyday plastic items contain many chemicals, some of which have documented negative health impacts. Most notably, phthalates and bisphenols are known endocrine disruptors and have health impacts ranging from reproductive development and fertility […]

The Plastics Production Surge

Refinery in Anancortes, Washington. Mt Baker is in the background. Photo: Walter Siegmund, Wikimedia Commons http://bit.ly/2uhVLJu.

George Harvey

Looking through the news on energy recently, I came across an article at CNN with the title, “Exxon’s Market Value Has Crumbled By $184 Billion.” (https://cnn.it/37JUisS) It said ExxonMobil stock was down […]

Recycling Furniture: Why and How

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Abby Overton

Home furnishings make up about 6% of what goes into landfills in the U.S. Americans threw away 48% more furniture and furnishings in 2015 than in 2000. We send 9.7 million tons of furniture to landfills each year! Let’s stop doing that! As a rule of thumb, your best bet for […]

Reclaiming Urine as Fertilizer

Application at a local farm. images courtesy of Rich Earth Institute.

Julia Cavicchi

The Rich Earth Institute is reclaiming urine as a precious resource. From their base in Brattleboro, Vermont, they have developed a novel approach to pee, diverting it out of the waste stream and returning it to the environment as fertilizer. Through […]

Get a Robotic Mower and Take Back Your Time

Q: What’s wrong with this picture?A: No Handle!Q: What else is missing from this picture?A: No YOU!

N.R. Mallery, publisher of G.E.T.

Robots are all around us. From vacuum cleaners to vehicles, at work and home, they have arrived.

My personal favorites are my two robot lawnmowers. I tell everyone, they are the next […]

New Green Initiatives at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

View of Squam Lake at the summit of Mt. Fayal from one of the hiking trails at the Squam Lake Natural Science Center. Image: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.

George Harvey

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is not quite a simple wildlife or nature preserve. It is accredited as by […]

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 […]