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Green Shots: Cork Flooring

By Jessica Barber Goldblatt

If you’re looking for warm, cushiony flooring, think cork. Soft like suede, it has the insulating qualities and resiliency of carpet; the easy-to-clean surface of wood or tile; plus luxurious appeal from its earthy colors and rich visual texture. Made from tree bark, it’s also a natural and renewable resource. Cork […]

Living near Noise

Kiowa County Memorial Hospital has its own wind turbine. Photo courtesy of the City of Greensburg, Kansas.

By George Harvey

One of the responses to the article, “Windpower – don’t be Fooled,” in Green Energy Times’ August issue, challenged me to try living within 750 feet of the noise of a commercial […]

Sweet Potato & Apple Animal Crackers

By Seventh Generation • www.seventhgeneration.com

As the kids head back to school, finding new snacks to keep lunchboxes exciting can be a challenge. Our homemade version of a childhood favorite features sweet potato, applesauce and honey for a sweet treat that doesn’t pack the same amount of sodium and sugar processed versions do. Give them […]

How to Green Up your Vermont Jack-o’-Lantern

Jack-o’-lanterns made of carved pumpkins left at curbside after Halloween. Photo by MK2010. CC BY-SA 3.0.

By Clare Innes

Even the ghoul-iest Jack-o’-Lantern deserves a proper burial when Halloween is over. Just keep a few things in mind when you’re decorating it so you can compost it in the yard debris pile […]

Fat Bikes, Freedom, Fun and Fossil-Fuel-Free

A fat bike parked in front of the Village Sport Shop Trailside, on the Darling Hill Road, in Lyndonville, Vermont. Photo by Danielle Sussmann Turo.

By Danielle Sussmann Turo

Do you know what a fat bike is? Fat bikes are your guarantee of a fun bike ride in all-terrain, in all types of […]

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

One of the Greenest Resorts

Jiminy Peak is striving to become 100% powered by renewable energy sources. Courtesy photo.

By Roger Lohr

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort located in the heart of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts just announced the construction start of a 2.3 megawatt community solar facility located on 12 acres of […]

Falling Back on Time

By Larry Plesant

It’s autumn again. Mind-boggling color schemes, frost on the zucchini and daylight actually getting shorter by three minutes a day. That’s an hour of light loss every twenty days if my math neuron is still working. Not so easy to adjust one’s body clock to the change. At least it happens just […]

The Virtual Power Plant

Renewable power for 24/7 energy production

By George Harvey and Tori Wiechers

On a hot summer weekday afternoon, when factories and air conditioners are running full speed, demand for electric power can be very high. On a temperate night in the spring, demand can be very low. Demand goes through daily and seasonal […]

Renewable Energy e-books for the Young at Heart

By Michelle Harrison

The topics of renewable energy and climate change are mature in nature. Trying to explain these concepts to young ones can be a challenge. Michael J. Daley can help you overcome this challenge with two great e-books, Amazing Sun Fun Activities and Racing the Blue Monarch. Both these books are […]

Integrating Sustainability into Teachers’ Curricula

Planting and tending a schoolyard garden is a hands-on way for students to learn about sustainability, the environment and healthy food choices. Credit: Gottfried not Bouillon, FlickrCC

By Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer

Teaching our kids about sustainability and green living is one of the most important things we can do to safeguard […]