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Hanover Co-op Food Stores Moves on Carbon Neutrality

Hanover Co-op

George Harvey

With summer progressing, the Hanover Co-op Food Stores of New Hampshire and Vermont are about half way through an extensive set of efficiency projects at its Lebanon store. Most of the work is scheduled for completion this year. The projects are set up to allow for normal […]

Elco Motors

George Harvey

In our last issue, Green Energy Times ran a story, “Fossil Fuel-Free Water Sports,” in which we made a quick note of Elco, one of the oldest boat builders in the United States (

Elco was formed in 1892 as Electric Launch and Navigation Company. One of its earliest orders was for 55 […]

Farmer Researches No-Till Permanent Raised Beds for Small-Scale Farming

Debra Heleba

Growing vegetables in raised beds has become popular among gardeners, especially here in New England as this system helps the soil warm quickly in the spring and allows for good drainage. Jennifer Wilhelm of Fat Peach Farm in Madbury, New Hampshire sought to learn the potential of using permanent raised beds on a […]

Carbon Negative Plastic Can Be Made of Air

George Harvey

Green Energy Times has published a number of articles about plastics. As I work on this one, one article that was printed in the August, 2015 issue stands out in my memory. It was called, “Good Plastics? Really?” ( In it, we covered plastics that are biodegradable and are not made from fossil […]

Garlic in Love

David Fried

Each night I ask the stars up above, what is it like to be a garlic in love?1

What is it like to be a garlic in love? Courtesy photo.

This summer on the farm the trees and shrubs are so heavy with humid longing that they are just laying all […]

Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less

Book Review: Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less by Leidy Klotz

Published by Flatiron Books, 304 pages

Review by Victoria Ines

The title of the book Subtract happens to be a fairly accurate summary of its contents. Through seemingly unrelated experiments, personal stories, and professional experiences, author […]

The E-Lawn Care Movement Ramps Up in Vermont

Gravely’s new Pro-Turn Z-turn mower. (

Steven Wisbaum

A recent DOT- Federal Highway Administration analysis ( estimated that about 5.5 million gallons of gasoline are burned every year by lawn care equipment in Vermont. Since burning a gallon of gas emits around 20# of CO₂, that represents 5,500 tons of CO₂ released into […]

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 […]

How to De-contaminate Your Recycling Bin

Mile End Residents (Flickr)

Cassandra Hemenway

Despite what you may have heard in the national news over the last few years, the recycling industry is alive and well, catering to growing market demands for recycled content products and creating ever more domestic outlets. However, in order to do that, we have […]

What We are Meant to Do

Photo by Joyce Dutka

David Fried

There is a duck sitting, floating in the river under some leafy branches, so I can barely see him.

The camel stands up tall and watches us as we walk out from the rocky path. I am thirsty from my hike, but I do […]