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New webcast: The State of Green Business 2019

The State of Green Business 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 1:00-2:00pm ET (10:00-11:00 am PT) | 60 minutes

Join us for the release of the 12th annual edition of State of Green Business, GreenBiz Group’s award-winning annual report.

Each year, the report looks at 10 key trends and dozens of metrics assessing how, and how […]

Student Reflections: Dartmouth’s Energy Immersion Trip to New Hampshire, Vermont & Quebec

The next DEC Pizza Lunch will be held on October 18th – We hope to see you there! Our lives are intimately integrated with energy systems, many of which are invisible to us. In an effort to make these invisible systems visible, the Sustainability Office and Irving Institute have launched an Energy Immersions Program that […]

2018 Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair

Community Advocates for Sustainable Energy will hold its third annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair at Doane Stuart School (199 Washington Ave, Rensselaer, NY) on Saturday, October 20th from 10 am – 4 pm. It is the largest event of its kind in the Capital District and beyond. This event is free and […]

Mascoma Valley Energy and Sustainability Expo

The Outside Story: Emerald Ash Borers

By Declan McCabe

Jim Fuller, a former park ranger at Vermont’s Grand Isle State Park, described this interaction with a tourist from New Jersey, when he confiscated their out-of-state firewood.

Ranger Jim: “We are trying to keep the forests clear of invasive insects.”

Tourist, as beetle fell from firewood: “you mean like that one there?”

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Sequestering Carbon in Our Forests

Carbon Sequestration: A Community-Based Project to Reduce Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming

View of forest in the Green Mountains. Photo: Lynn Peterson.

By Lynn Peterson

Vermont’s hillsides are bursting forth in brilliant green! And the green color comes from chlorophyll, an enormous tool for removing carbon dioxide from the air, combining it with water […]

Climate Truth: A Plan for Sustainability

Metric Ton Depiction: Flickr, animation by A-Productions.

By Roy Morrison

There is a practical path for tackling climate change, for organizing from your house to your neighborhood, city, state and beyond. It’s clear. It’s simple. It’s three tons of carbon dioxide emissions per person per year as a goal and a measure […]

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, […]

Sustainable Business 2018

Today’s top business trends will have big impacts

By George Harvey

The state of sustainable business appears to be up in the air right now. This is largely because of unclear policy on the part of the governments of the United States and some of the individual states. With opposition to renewable energy, […]