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Meet Your Solar Installers – 603 Solar

603 Solar installed a 16kW rooftop solar array at a residence in Madison, NH. (Courtesy image)

Jessie Haas

603 Solar of Exeter, NH, was founded in 2018 by Sean Carlson, Zach Haithcock, and Scot Johnson, who worked with larger companies before going out on their own. The company serves Maine and […]

Meet Your Solar Installers – Aegis Renewable Energy

Celebrating ten years of helping businesses and municipalities build a clean solar powered future

Aegis Renewable Energy installed a 129.5kW solar array at Laurentide Housing in Burlington, VT (Courtesy photo)

Jessie Haas

For Aegis Renewable Energy (http://www.aegis-re.com/) founder and CEO Nils Behn, a native of Vermont’s Mad River Valley, […]

Green Sheets, and How to Clean Them

Bamboo paper towels are eco-friendly and are reusable. (amazon.com)

Jessie Haas

If you need new sheets and can afford it, invest in organic cotton, linen, bamboo, or eucalyptus tencel. Invest is the right word, so choose what’s likely to be the most durable; probably linen, a very strong fiber […]

Filabot: Closing the Plastic Loop

The Filabot Airpath extrusion system makes filament for 3D printers. (Photo: Filabot)

Jessie Haas

Waste is only waste until the loop is closed. Then it becomes feedstock, and that’s just what the Filabot company in Barre, VT, is helping make happen.

Filabot had its origin in 2011 when Tyler McNaney, […]

Nation’s First Student-Drafted CAP

The extinct species cemetery at Hanover High School makes the point about the Sixth Extinction now underway. (Jeannie Kornfield, Environmental Club Adviser)

Jessie Haas

Hanover High School (HHS) in Hanover, NH is the first high school in the United States to implement a student-designed Climate Action Plan (CAP). The CAP began with a […]

“The Agent Who Can Head Off the Climate Crisis Is Reading This Sentence”

Jessie Haas

Paul Hawken’s new book, REGENERATION: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, is deeply informed by his Buddhist practice, by the newest findings of climate scientists, and by muscular hope.

Hawken writes, “Regeneration means putting life at the center of every action and decision. It applies to all of creation—grasslands, farms, people, forests, […]

Grazing Reduces Fire Fuels and Fire Danger

Goat grazing. (Flickr/Feather River Land Trust)

Jessie Haas

Our relationship with fire is one of the things that makes us human. Scientists theorize that fire helped us become homo sapiens; cooked food allowed us to shrink our gut over the millenia, and increase the size of our brains. We also have an ancient […]

Got It Covered?

Cover crops are a popular option to protect the soil over the growing season. (www.mncorn.org)

Jessie Haas

What if you could protect your farm crops or vegetable garden from drought, flooding, weeds, and insect pests, all in one fell swoop? What if that method could also build soil, sequester carbon, and feed beneficial […]

It’s a Solar Day in the Neighborhood of Oxbow Veterinarian Clinic

Jessie Haas

The Oxbow Veterinary Clinic in Bradford, VT recently installed a solar system at its clinic, after years of discussion with Green Energy Times (G.E.T.) publisher Nancy Mallery. Mallery is a client and has been giving Dr. Christopher Spooner copies of G.E.T. for the office, always with a copy left just for him. Spooner […]

Saving Pets and the Planet at Columbia-Greene Humane Society

Jessie Haas

In 2013 the Columbia Greene Humane Society (CGHS) in Hudson, New York built a highly efficient, solar-powered building.

Prior to building its new state-of-the-art facility, CGHS, an animal protection organization serving over 5,000 animals a year, was making do with older buildings that got the job done, but had become run-down and sadly […]