Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced that the State of Vermont has taken a major environmental action to protect Vermont’s drinking water and natural resources by filing two lawsuits against companies for the manufacturing and distribution of PFAS chemicals and PFAS-containing products in Vermont. The lawsuits name the 3M Company (3M) and E. I. du […]
Do you know if the water at your kid’s school is safe from lead?
Check out the Back to School Toolkit to get the lead out of our schools.
Lead is highly toxic, especially for children. There is no safe level for lead in water—even small amounts can have major consequences. The only way […]
We have seen a number of articles about microplastics, or microbeads, in Green Energy Times before. Two examples are Larry Plesent’s article, “Microbeads are in the News!” which appeared in December 15, 2015 (bit.ly/GET-microbeads), and “Garbage Patches in our Oceans,” which appeared in August 15, 2015. (bit.ly/GET-ocean-trash)
Lake Champlain hosts blue-green-algae blooms that close beaches every summe. Image:www.vermontbiz.com
By Mark Curran
Vermont faces numerous environmental challenges, but there are two that need our immediate attention. Greenhouse emissions and resulting climate changes are things all Vermont businesses need to address. Unfortunately, Vermont cannot go it alone, and it requires an […]
Farm along the Connecticut River. Runoff from chemicals like Round-Up®, with known carcinogens, run off into the river wreaking havoc on the environment and are threats to human and wildlife health as well as to the health of our waterways. Image: Flickr.
By Jessie Haas
This spring I watched a beautiful cover crop of […]
If I told you that VPIRG was teaming up with groups as varied as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, the Vermont NEA, Rights & Democracy, Main Street Alliance, Toxics Action Center, Justice For All and the Vermont Natural Resources Council to a host conference together you might say, “that’s out of […]
– Lintilhac Foundation Funds Project in Vermont & New England –
Two business associations, one Vermont-based and one national, are collaborating on a project to advance solutions that will provide the clean water that businesses and economic development need. Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility – Research and Education Foundation (VBSR-REF) and […]
Clean Water Day is on Wednesday, March 29 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Meet at the Pavilion Building Auditorium at 109 State Street in Montpelier (the door is on the side street of the History Museum) for a policy briefing. Then, at 10:30 will parade to the State House for a Clean Water Day […]
Public water systems in the U.S. must provide customers with an annual water quality report disclosing contaminants and potential health effects, but if you’re still concerned, you can order an inexpensive home test kit that screens for heavy metals, pesticides and other toxins. Credit: Laura Nawrocik, FlickrCC.
By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss, EarthTalk®
Erin Brockovich, during her visit to Hoosick Falls, NY. Photo by Dhance, via Flickr
By George Harvey
In 2014, Michael Hickey had recently lost his father and a teacher to cancer, and he wanted to understand why. He did a web search on cancer and the name of a product his father […]