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April 18: Nontoxic Ways to Clean Your Home Webinar




Spring is the perfect time to give your home a fresh start, but before you start scrubbing, consider the toxic chemicals that may be lurking in your cleaning products. Did you know that common household cleaners can be harmful to your health?

Join us on April 18th at 4pm PT/ […]

Go Fast, Go Silent, Go Clean on an Electric Snow Machine

Taiga’s Nomad electric snowmobile offers the benefits of being a clean, quiet, low maintenance machine. (Taiga Motors)

Michael J. Daley

Imagine you acquired a passion for snowmobiling before your climate consciousness awakened. Imagine the twinge of conscience before each ride as you pour ten gallons of liquid fossil fuel into the […]

Farm-to-School Learning with Cornucopia Project

Student farmers bunch harvested garlic scapes for summer CSA members. (Cornucopia Project)

Jill McLaughlin

From teaching high schoolers how to bend conduit pipes to showing kindergarteners the power of the sun with UV beads, our ReVision Energy climate education team has found that the best way to teach kids is through […]

Clean and Green at Home in 2023


Larry Plesent

Modern Americans have been conditioned to believe that every surface needs its own individual specialty cleaner. While this is a terrific boost to someone’s bottom line (not yours), here is the inside information on how to be eco-nomical while being eco-logical.

To clean and maintain the average home or […]

Seaberries of My Dreams

Seaberries grown at Elmore Roots are easy to grow and have a great flavor to use in your drinks. (Courtesy photo)

David Fried

There are four questions horticulturists and gardeners need to ask:

1. Would you like a cup of tea?

2. Do astronauts always take this drink into […]

Tick Tack Toe — Away You Go

Mainejane’s Tacklers fit around a person’s ankle stopping ticks before they can crawl up your leg. Below: a tick stuck in place. (Courtesy photos)

N.R. Mallery

This story starts in Maine. A woman goes out for a walk with her dog and comes back to find fifty ticks crawling up her […]

Green Giving

Jessie Haas

You love the people in your life. You love your planet. You want your holiday giving to benefit both. Possible? Very much so.

The right book is a gift that can last decades and change lives. In no particular order, I recommend Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Warning: this book […]

New Rebate Helps GMP Customers Save When Switching Away from Fossil Fuel for Cooking

$200 Rebate for Induction Cooktops Adds to GMP’s Programs

Colchester, Vt. – Starting October 1, Green Mountain Power (GMP) customers can save $200 when they switch from fossil fuel for cooking and install a new electric induction cooktop or range. Induction technology heats up and cools down faster than fossil fuel and […]

Living in an Estrogenic World

Chemicals from plastics can leach into the drink or food it holds, especially when the plastic is heated or cooled. (Flickr/Steven Depolo, Dec 2, 2010)

Larry Plesent

Previous Ingredient of the Month articles have focused on various plastics and their effects on human health. Let’s take a deeper dive into the […]

The Solar Sal 24

A True Perpetual Motion Machine

The SS-24 is the first fiberglass hulled all-electric, solar powered boat, and is approved for manufacturing by meeting all the U.S. Coast Guard regulations. It measures 24’ long, holds 10 adults, and features four 360-watt solar panels and four 3500-watt lithium batteries that power a 3,000-watt Torqeedo electric […]