Reducing Climate Pollution and Saving Money for Vermonters
It’s that time of year again! The grass is growing and the lawn needs to be mowed. The great news is that this gas-guzzling, climate-polluting chore can now be completed with much lower emissions and at much lower cost for Vermonters.
With expanded incentives from Green […]
Many common items in our lives have serious safety or toxicity problems. For example, we get lulled into a fantasy of its safety simply because a cell phone sits in every pocket and seems harmless. However, cell phones are powered by lithium-ion batteries, which, when improperly handled, spark fires –sometimes massive, hot, fires […]
Greensprings Natural Cemetery, Newfield, NY. Photos courtesy of Michelle Menter
“Nature has a way of opening us up to the moment, to our own grief and to the joy of life—a joy we can feel even in the depth of sadness,” said Michelle Menter, burial coordinator at Greensprings Natural Cemetery in […]
Painting by Vermont artist Gabriel Tempesta.
One of the great things about winter is the quiet and the time to do things you never get to do during seasons of growing. I go into hibernation. A book by my side and a cup of tea and some dried apple slices from […]
Epsom Salt – Image: Wikipedia
Do you have trouble sleeping? Do you get muscle cramps, spasms, or twitches? Are you generally tired and run-down and find it hard to get your energy levels up no matter how much coffee you drink? Do you have inflammation issues like arthritis and chronic diarrhea […]
The FEED Kearsarge initiative’s key collaborators: Greg Berger (Spring Ledge Farm), Steve Allenby (Kearsarge Neighborhood Partners), Hanna Flanders (Kearsarge Food Hub), and Leon Malan (Colby-Sawyer College).Image from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdDb9QnTGI4&feature=youtu.be
Many local organizations have worked diligently to alleviate temporary food insecurity and improve the long-term resilience of our food system by offering emergency […]
Using Air to Air ERV to precool the Fresh air in Summer time. Image Wikimedia Commons/MoeSalem
Now that summer is approaching, homeowners need to consider the summertime ventilation and cooling needs for their homes considering energy usage.
Natural ventilation is as simple as opening windows on your house in a way […]
Simple Rules, Complex Systems
A single-fan blower door test set up to depressurize the building and help determine where the air was leaking the most. Courtesy photo.
The physics are relatively simple. Here are the two most important rules: 1. Heated air rises. 2. Condensation occurs when warmer moist air […]
Farmhouse, Underhill, VT. Energy saved: 88%; annual energy cost savings: $3,885. 71% renewable energy – solar PV, cord wood, and pellets. Photo: Building Energy
The June 2017 edition of Green Energy Times had an article, “Saving 79% in Existing Homes,” which provided an initial report on the results of […]
EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine
Kebony is a sustainably-harvested pine product that is modified at the molecular level to be stronger, so it can last 3-5 times as long as other decking materials. Credit: Kebony.com.
As the weather warms up, we gravitate toward the outdoors, and what better […]