By Jessica Barber Goldblatt
If you’re looking for warm, cushiony flooring, think cork. Soft like suede, it has the insulating qualities and resiliency of carpet; the easy-to-clean surface of wood or tile; plus luxurious appeal from its earthy colors and rich visual texture. Made from tree bark, it’s also a natural and renewable resource. Cork […]
Kiowa County Memorial Hospital has its own wind turbine. Photo courtesy of the City of Greensburg, Kansas.
By George Harvey
One of the responses to the article, “Windpower – don’t be Fooled,” in Green Energy Times’ August issue, challenged me to try living within 750 feet of the noise of a […]
By Seventh Generation • www.seventhgeneration.com
As the kids head back to school, finding new snacks to keep lunchboxes exciting can be a challenge. Our homemade version of a childhood favorite features sweet potato, applesauce and honey for a sweet treat that doesn’t pack the same amount of sodium and sugar processed versions do. Give them […]
Jack-o’-lanterns made of carved pumpkins left at curbside after Halloween. Photo by MK2010. CC BY-SA 3.0.
By Clare Innes
Even the ghoul-iest Jack-o’-Lantern deserves a proper burial when Halloween is over. Just keep a few things in mind when you’re decorating it so you can compost it in the yard debris […]
A fat bike parked in front of the Village Sport Shop Trailside, on the Darling Hill Road, in Lyndonville, Vermont. Photo by Danielle Sussmann Turo.
By Danielle Sussmann Turo
Do you know what a fat bike is? Fat bikes are your guarantee of a fun bike ride in all-terrain, in all types […]
One of the Greenest Resorts
Jiminy Peak is striving to become 100% powered by renewable energy sources. Courtesy photo.
By Roger Lohr
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort located in the heart of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts just announced the construction start of a 2.3 megawatt community solar facility located on 12 acres […]
By Larry Plesant
It’s autumn again. Mind-boggling color schemes, frost on the zucchini and daylight actually getting shorter by three minutes a day. That’s an hour of light loss every twenty days if my math neuron is still working. Not so easy to adjust one’s body clock to the change. At least it happens just […]
Renewable power for 24/7 energy production
By George Harvey and Tori Wiechers
On a hot summer weekday afternoon, when factories and air conditioners are running full speed, demand for electric power can be very high. On a temperate night in the spring, demand can be very low. Demand goes through daily and seasonal […]
By Michelle Harrison
The topics of renewable energy and climate change are mature in nature. Trying to explain these concepts to young ones can be a challenge. Michael J. Daley can help you overcome this challenge with two great e-books, Amazing Sun Fun Activities and Racing the Blue Monarch. Both these books are […]
Planting and tending a schoolyard garden is a hands-on way for students to learn about sustainability, the environment and healthy food choices. Credit: Gottfried not Bouillon, FlickrCC
By Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer
Teaching our kids about sustainability and green living is one of the most important things we can do to […]