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Waste is a Design Flaw

By Jonny Finity

As a species, we often take for granted our superiority to the rest of the animal kingdom. We point to the great cities we have built; the mechanical systems that we have engineered; the enormous problems our magnificent brains have enabled us to solve. And yet…

Reminders of humanity’s success are easy […]

What is Sustainable Furniture & Flooring, Anyway?

Image: Wikipedia

By Susan Inglis

When people first hear of our organization, they often ask, “What is sustainable furniture, anyway?” I usually explain that there are many different possible answers to the question, and I am happy to take as much time as they have in elaborating! But time is precious. In a nutshell, […]

Product Preview: LEDdynamics™ Gro-Lights

Just in Time for Gardening 2018

Children amazed on how LEDdynamics™ EverGrōT8® work during a makers fair in 2017. Courtesy photo.

By George Harvey & N. R. Mallery

Ever since we first heard of LEDdynamics, Inc.’s™ EverLED® lights, which are drop-in replacements for four foot lights in many fluorescent fixtures, we have […]

‘Tis the Season: Plant Your People, Plant, and Pet Friendly Grass Seed Now

As spring is upon us, we wanted to remind our readers that now and in August/September are the perfect times to seed your lawn. Here is a link to an article published in August 2017 about people, plant, and pet friendly seed needing less mowing and less watering, thus reducing our carbon footprint! http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2017/08/23/plant-a-great-lawn-and-save-the-planet/

 

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Going for Green with Energy Efficiency at This Year’s Olympics

By Dawn Selak

Later this week, athletes proudly wearing their countries’ colors will fill the winter sports arenas of PyeongChang, South Korea, as they compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. But one color—green—will be present throughout the games, thanks to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee’s (POCOG) sustainability and energy efficiency efforts.

These efforts—including a high-speed […]

Improving the Air Quality in Your Home without Breaking the Bank

Getting a few houseplants is one way to start cleaning up the air quality inside your home. Credit: Stephanie Vacher, FlickrCC.

EarthTalk® — From the Editors of E -The Environmental Magazine

The key to a healthy indoor environment is clean air, but many of the finishes and furniture in a typical home or office […]

The Sweetness of Having a Piece of Land to Grow Food

Painting by Gabriel Tempesta

By David Fried

Travelling around the east coast I notice that a lot of people live in apartment buildings. This conserves more open land, but I wonder if that open land can be farmed and if the people in the tall buildings still have a connection to it?

Those […]

Safely Unclog Drains Without Chemicals

Simple devices like the TubShroom can trap hair before it gets into your drain and causes a back-up. Courtesy Image.

By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss, EarthTalk®

Chemical drain clog removers contain some pretty harmful stuff. The three main types available to consumers—caustic, oxidizing and acid—work by using harsh chemicals that heat up […]

Stand Up for Snow!

Skiers and Riders in Vermont Support Carbon Pricing

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By N. R Mallery

Join the many Snowriders throughout the country in voicing your support for carbon pricing in Vermont!

Snowriders International is an organization of skiers, snowboarders and mountain recreation enthusiasts dedicated to the promotion of winter sports and the protection of the environment […]

Plant a Great Lawn and Save the Planet!

Believe it or not, you can do it at low cost and with little work.

Platinum level LEED home in Newton, MA with Pearl’s Premium grass. Courtesy photo.

By George Harvey

You can have a great looking lawn that needs very little water, needs no chemicals, and can be mowed just once a month. […]