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Eco-Conscious Residential Lawn Mowing

Residential and small commercial business choices for mowing lawns

The Robomow RS622 in action, mowing a rural large lawn in Vermont. Courtesy photo

Green Energy Times Staff

Each year, we give our readers an update on environmentally-friendly lawn mowers. Part of the reason we do this is that lawn […]

The High-Performance Electric Lawn Mower

Mean Green’s electric zero-turn mower with the optional Solar Assist Module. Courtesy photo.

Adapted from an article by Steven Wisbaum

Until recently, those of us seeking an alternative to lawn mowers powered by fossil fuels only had electric push-mowers of low horsepower (hp) to choose from. While these mowers are relatively inexpensive, their short […]

Hundreds of Native Bee Species Sliding Toward Extinction

Pollinators in Peril

Landmark Report:

In the first comprehensive review of the more than 4,000 native bee species in North America and Hawaii, the Center for Biological Diversity has found that more than half the species with sufficient data to assess are declining. Nearly one in four is imperiled and at increasing risk of […]

Learning to Landscape the Permaculture Way

Painting by Gabriel Tempesta www.gabrieltempesta.com

by David Fried of Elmore Roots Fruit Tree and Berry Nursery

It was in the late 70s or very early 80s when I visited my friend who was working at the Rural Education Center in Wilton, New Hampshire. The man who brought permaculture to America, Bill Mollison, had just […]

Learning to Live Without Plastic

Professor Minoo Moallem challenged her students to avoid using plastic for 24 hours in her class “Objects and Commodities.” (UC Berkeley photo by Anne Brice)

By Anne Brice, Berkeley News | January 9, 2017.

Tiffany Ma could not brush her teeth. She could not pour her cereal. Or even check her email. Well, she […]

Winter in the Permaculture Home Kitchen

Elderberry syrup made with honey and dried elderberries.

By Kay Aihla McGrenaghan Cafasso

Permaculture design and gardening continues all year, even when the growing season is at rest. It is essential to continually ask: How we can we be more efficient with our time and energy, live with greater health consciousness, meanwhile working with […]

INDOOR SALAD GARDENING

How to grow nutrient dense soil sprouted greens in less than 10 days

By Peter Burke.

196 pages. Chelsea Green Publishing. © 2015, $29.95

Book review by N.R. Mallery

Part of sustainability is taking responsibility and being accountable for our needs. While Green Energy Times focuses much attention on renewable energy, building efficiency, […]

Under-stories: Growing Fruits and Nuts in a Small Space

By David Fried

What if you could grow nine types of fruits and nuts in the space that you would need to turn around with your arms outstretched? If you have one spot in your yard where you can do this and it gets at least one half to three quarters of a day of […]

Teen girls see big drop in chemical exposure with switch in cosmetics

The shampoos, lotions and other personal care products you use can affect the amount of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in one’s body, a new study shows. (iStockphoto)

By Sarah Yang | Berkeley News

A new study led by researchers at UC Berkeley and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas demonstrates how even a short […]

Baa-baa black sheep …

Have you any wool: pillows?

By N.R. Mallery

I have loved my old pillow for years. That is a really good thing except for one problem, the words “for years.” It was getting old, and I decided, reluctantly, that it was time to replace it.

We spend much of our lives close to our pillows, […]