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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Guide to Sustainable Gift Giving and Wrapping

Christmas lights and other long, stringy “tanglers” don’t belong in your recycling bin! Photo credit: CSWD.

Michele Morris

The holiday season leaves much in its wake: Warm memories, lots of leftovers, maybe few extra pounds, and a whole lot of…stuff. Because you’re reading this, we know you’re committed to reducing your waste as much […]

Recycling: Who, What, Where and When?

Bales of plastic at Norcal’s Recycle Central at Pier 96 in San Francisco. Image: Flickr/Walter Parenteau.

Evan Lawrence

Despite the widely-publicized crash in the recycling markets, recycling is still possible and still worth doing. Depending on where you live, it may just be harder to do.

Markets continue to be good […]

Put Your Asparagus and Other Perennials to Bed for the Winter

My asparagus bed that needs to be put to bed for the winter. Photo: N.R. Mallery

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

Perennial vegetables like asparagus, horseradish, Jerusalem artichokes and rhubarb need protection over the winter to survive freezing temperatures.

Asparagus is hardy down to zone 4 and needs a little care in the […]

Food Scraps Diversion: Vermont Act 148

Transfer stations and compost facilities across the state now offer food scrap drop-off. Image: CSWD

Michele Morris

Food is many things: Fuel for working bodies, a livelihood for farmers of all sizes and types, an expression of love and nurturing in many families. One thing food should never be is wasted.

The Vermont […]

Ten-year old Boy Making A Difference with Recycling Business

Ryan Hickman, founder of Ryan’s Recycling Company.Photos courtesy of D. Hickman.

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

At 10 years old, a legendary boy is making his dream a reality with his own recycling business.

Ryan Hickman is the CEO of Ryan’s Recycling Company.

In Orange County, California, at just three years old, a little […]

Trim Your Waste-Line this Holiday Season

Mark Morgan

Marc Morgan

The holiday season is upon us. It is a wonderful time of sharing meals, giving gifts and decorating our homes. It is a time when we think less of ourselves and more of others. It is a generous and giving time of year.

With all this […]

Green Gifts for the Holidays

Gift ideas:

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 […]

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 […]

Marine Ecosystems Population Decline

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

The oceans certainly aren’t as crowded as they used to be now that we have depleted stocks of large marine predators through overfishing, pollution and climate change. Photo by Tom Fisk, Pexels.

Environmental advocates do spend a lot of time […]

Composting Toilets Evolve

The Relationship Between Water Conservation and Watershed Health

The original portable porta-potty image from GET, Aug. 15, 2011. All images courtesy of Ben Goldberg.

Ben Goldberg

A previous G.E.T. article, published in issue 9, Aug. 15, 2011*, described portable composting privies as a greener option to porta-potties. Since that time, there have been a […]