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Nation’s First Student-Drafted CAP

The extinct species cemetery at Hanover High School makes the point about the Sixth Extinction now underway. (Jeannie Kornfield, Environmental Club Adviser)

Jessie Haas

Hanover High School (HHS) in Hanover, NH is the first high school in the United States to implement a student-designed Climate Action Plan (CAP). The CAP began with a […]

“The Agent Who Can Head Off the Climate Crisis Is Reading This Sentence”

Jessie Haas

Paul Hawken’s new book, REGENERATION: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, is deeply informed by his Buddhist practice, by the newest findings of climate scientists, and by muscular hope.

Hawken writes, “Regeneration means putting life at the center of every action and decision. It applies to all of creation—grasslands, farms, people, forests, […]

Grazing Reduces Fire Fuels and Fire Danger

Goat grazing. (Flickr/Feather River Land Trust)

Jessie Haas

Our relationship with fire is one of the things that makes us human. Scientists theorize that fire helped us become homo sapiens; cooked food allowed us to shrink our gut over the millenia, and increase the size of our brains. We also have an ancient […]

Got It Covered?

Cover crops are a popular option to protect the soil over the growing season. (www.mncorn.org)

Jessie Haas

What if you could protect your farm crops or vegetable garden from drought, flooding, weeds, and insect pests, all in one fell swoop? What if that method could also build soil, sequester carbon, and feed beneficial […]

It’s a Solar Day in the Neighborhood of Oxbow Veterinarian Clinic

Jessie Haas

The Oxbow Veterinary Clinic in Bradford, VT recently installed a solar system at its clinic, after years of discussion with Green Energy Times (G.E.T.) publisher Nancy Mallery. Mallery is a client and has been giving Dr. Christopher Spooner copies of G.E.T. for the office, always with a copy left just for him. Spooner […]

Saving Pets and the Planet at Columbia-Greene Humane Society

Jessie Haas

In 2013 the Columbia Greene Humane Society (CGHS) in Hudson, New York built a highly efficient, solar-powered building.

Prior to building its new state-of-the-art facility, CGHS, an animal protection organization serving over 5,000 animals a year, was making do with older buildings that got the job done, but had become run-down and sadly […]

A Lawn You Can Feel Good About

Robot lawnmowers keep emissions to zero, ticks at bay with time for gardening for thishomeowner. (N.R. Mallery)

Jessie Haas

Your lawn: green oasis or something you feel vaguely guilty about? Many people these days think that lawns should be a thing of the past. The trouble is, they actually […]

Your Nest Has an Impact on Forest Health

Jessie Haas

Like birds and mice, we humans gather fibers from the wider environment to construct, line, and decorate our nests. Since we are a globally dominant species, our nest-building habits have a big impact on the environment, one that’s not always easy to see. It’s just a chair, it’s just a table. […]

Green, Clean Paint

Flickr/United Soybean Board

Jessie Haas

Spring light always seems to reveal mess and dinginess that has accumulated over the winter and, for centuries, has kicked off the ritual known as ‘spring cleaning.’ Painting has long been a part of spring cleaning. In the old days it was most often whitewashing, which used a […]

Cash for Your Refrigerants – Help for the Planet

Tradewater expanded their work globally in 2019 through a partnership with City Waste Recycling that resulted in the collection of 29,140 lbs. of refrigerants in Ghana. City Waste Recycling employees prepared stockpiled cylinders of CFCs for transport to a destruction facility in the United States where it was destroyed preventing the release of […]