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Caveman Crayons

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Jessie Haas

Crayons are one of humankind’s oldest drawing media, invented right after the finger tracing a line in the dust. Archaeologists believe the oldest known piece of human art is a series of cross-hatches drawn across a shard of rock with an ochre crayon. Natural, wholesome, and suitable […]

LEAF BLOWERS – Bad For the Environment and You

Leaf Blowers emit as much pollution in one hour as driving a 2016 Toyota Camry 1,100 miles.

Upwards of 170 American cities in 31 states (as well as five cities in three Canadian provinces) have some kind of leaf blower restrictions already in place. Credit: Dean Hochman, FlickrCC.

EarthTalk®, from the Editors of E […]

Outdoor Gear – Taking on Sustainability

Tent maker, NEMO Equipment, is one of the smaller outdoor gear brands known for its commitment to sustainability. Image: Dean Hochman, FlickrCC.

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss (EarthTalk®)

It’s true that Patagonia has long been a leader in sustainability initiatives. More than two decades ago the company switched over to organic cotton and soon […]

Extending The Growing Season with L.E.D. Grow Lights

LEDdynamics EverGrōT8 lights provide a longer growing season for lettuce sprouts and seedlings of Australian finger limes and fig trees in the greenhouse. Photo: Sylvie Singh-Lamy.

George Harvey

One of the nice things about the apartment where I live is the fact everyone here can take a share in the garden. Raspberries, […]

Contrasts

Chocolate-scented Jerusalem artichoke blossoms in front of colorful hazelbert bushes. Image: David Fried

David Fried

Each plant is a living testimonial proving that the universe likes contrasts. Like Gilligan and the Skipper, or Carlos and the flying nun, plants play off each other with light and color, shape and texture. The flower show is […]

CVSWMD Helps Tunbridge Fair Compost 5.6 Tons of Food Scraps

A CVSWMD trained “Waste Warrior” checks the bins at one of the waste sorting stations set up at the Tunbridge Fair this year. Credit: Kelly Sammel, the Superintendent of Concessions for the fair.

Cassandra Hemenway

Picture five and a half rhinoceroses weighing one ton each: those rhinoceroses represent the size and scope of the […]

Two Vermont Towns Move on Plastics

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Green Energy Times staff

The Green Energy Times article, “Garbage Patches in our Oceans,” (bit.ly/GET-ocean-trash) outlined a rapidly growing problem with plastics, especially plastic bags and microplastics. When that article appeared in August of 2015, eight million tons of plastics were getting into the ocean each year, accumulating in ocean […]

Of Toothpaste Tubes & Old Suitcases

Central Vermont Leads the Way in Recycling ‘Weird Stuff’

Sally Bellew and Cassandra Hemenway

Do you find yourself cringing each time you put something into the trash, because you believe it can’t be recycled? So do the folks at the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District (CVSWMD) who are offering more than three-dozen […]

Back to Basics: What is Recyclable?

Image: CSWD

By Raeann Bilow

Being a perfect recycler is tough. Recycling poses size requirements, exceptions to some common rules, and different places to bring different recyclables. And even once you feel like you’ve mastered recycling in your own local area, you find there are changes from state to state, and county to county, […]

Vermont Coffee Company Goes 100% Renewable

Vermont Coffee Company has invested in energy-efficient roasting equipment making it possible to roast coffee with significantly less energy. Courtesy photo.

By Green Energy Times Staff

The Vermont Coffee Company (VCC), known for its organic coffee, has big news. All the energy it uses to roast its coffee now comes from renewable […]