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The Hippies Had It Right

Young people near the Woodstock music festival in August 1969. (Wikipedia)

Larry Plesent

The polls are closed, the results are in, and four out of five of my IPA-drinking friends agree. The hippies had it right. And if we had continued on their track, western civilization would have evolved much differently over the […]

Baker-Polito Administration Designates Nine New Green Communities

87 Percent of the Commonwealth’s Population Now Resides in a Green Community

State Representative Meghan Kilcoyne, Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Patrick Woodcock, Board of Selectmen Chair Sean Kerrigan, Town Administrator Michael Ward, and Green Communities Director Brian Sullivan all joined at Central Park in Clinton.

As part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s celebration […]

The Environmental Impact of our Choices

Marc Morgan

We are all familiar with the 3R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This concept of managing our waste is now taught to our children as soon as they get into school. Many youngsters are learning it at home, before they get to school.

The 3R’s are the preamble […]

1.56 Billion Face Masks are Just the Beginning

 

Gary Stokes, Director of Operations for OceansAsia, holds up dozens of face masks collected on the Soko Islands, Hong Kong (Image: Naomi Brannan/OceansAsia.org)

Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the production and use of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks and gloves, has skyrocketed. While PPE […]

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 […]

An E-mower User Experience

Spring is here and Larry Plesent is ready to use his e-mower again. Courtesy photo.

Larry Plesent

I don’t know about you, but mowing lawns is my least favorite chore. I save up projects to do on my weekends and truly resent the time involved in maintaining the lawns at our two business […]

Move Toward Zero Waste in 2021

Cassandra Hemenway

The phrase “Zero Waste” has been bandied about by gorgeous thirty-something Instagrammers long enough, so most of us have at least heard the term. It can seem like a nearly impossible goal, especially when the social media mavens hawking it have professional photo shoots of their not-quite-full-pint jar of yearly trash (while the […]

EVs Gone Wild!

Electric Groomer Keeps the Trails in Shape at a Local X-C Ski Center

Incorporating a 2015 Smart Fortwo electric vehicle in the design, this all-electric groomer gets 10-15km of grooming range pulling a six-foot wide drag at Sleepy Hollow Ski Center. Image courtesy of Eli Enman.

N.R. Mallery

“We have completed […]

“There’s Nothing Wrong With the Earth”

Jessie Haas

Communities dig terraces to stop soil erosion in Lushoto, Tanzania. Image: Georgina Smith/CIAT

What if we really could have it all? Abundant, nourishing food for everyone, farmers able to make a good living while producing it, beautiful wildlands, a resurgence of threatened plants, bugs, birds, and animals, and a […]

Resulting Impacts of a Pandemic 0n the Waste Stream

Marc Morgan

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) seems to have had an impact on every aspect of our lives. No more movies. No more hockey games. School is taught via Zoom. Dining alfresco is now the norm. Covid-19 has even had effects on the way we generate and throw away our trash and […]