Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Hazards from Using Natural Gas in your Home

Cookstoves, Heat, Hot Water and Pipelines

It is estimated that up to 1.3% of the gas used in stoves leaks into the atmosphere. This seems trivial, but since there are more than 40 million gas stoves in the U.S., the emissions have about the same climate change effect as the carbon dioxide from […]

Waterkeepers in Our Midst

Today the water in the Connecticut River is clear and much cleaner than it was 30 years ago. (Courtesy photo)

Jessie Haas

Many of us are old enough to remember when canoeing on the Connecticut River (or many other waterways in the Northeast) posed a health hazard. Swimming was […]

Hershey Signs Up for More Solar

Hershey’s first utility-scale solar farm located in Camden, NC. The solar project is a 20 MW facility on 218 acres of land which reduces CO2 emissions by 32,025t/yr. (BayWa r.e)

Jessie Haas

Chocolate is good for us, body and soul, a source of copper, antioxidants, and joy. But good […]

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 […]

Beating Blue-Green Algae

A blue-green algae at Clear Lake, California, resulted in oxygen depletion in the water and the subsequent mortality of multiple aquatic species, including carp, catfish, bluegill and crappie. (Kirsten Macintyre/Flickr)

Jessie Haas

Nothing ruins a summer day like getting to the beach and discovering it’s closed due to a blue-green algae […]

Getting Serious About Weatherization

Weatherization Assistance Program in Northern New England

Air sealing keeps the cold air out in winter and cool air in in summer. It makes your heater burn less fuel and your air conditioners work easier. It is one of the fundamental parts of weatherization. (Community Environmental Center/Flickr)

By Michael Daley and the […]

Heat Locally to Cool Globally

Bourne’s Energy pellet truck delivering bulk wood pellets in Plainfield, VT. (Bourne’s Energy)

Jessie Haas and G.E.T. staff

Wood pellets save you money, but are they really all that green? The answer in the Northeast is: yes.

It’s partly a matter of geography. Europe destroyed most of its forests centuries ago. Now, with […]

New OnLogic Global Headquarters Showcases Commitment to Sustainability

Rendering of OnLogic’s new headquarters at Technology Park in South Burlington, Vermont. (Wiemann Lamphere Architects)

Michael J Daley

OnLogic (, with its June 1,2022 groundbreaking for a new headquarters at Technology Park in South Burlington, Vermont, took a significant step to support the phenomenal growth of the company while fostering a […]

Kudos to Our Awesome Team

Michael Daley in front of the 450 square-foot off-grid house he and Jessie Haas have lived in for almost 40 years. Electricity comes from the single 100-watt panel. The smaller panel is no longer operating. (Photo: Jessie Haas)

G.E.T. Staff

Michael J. Daley and Jessie Haas, writers for G.E.T., live in a 450 […]

Sheep Keep the Farm in “Solar Farming”

Agrivoltaic Solutions’ flock of sheep graze near St. Michael’s College’s solar farm. (Photos: Agrivoltaic Solutions)

Michael J. Daley

The typical “solar farm’ with large swaths of – to some – beautiful glistening blue solar panels may look like a monolithic ground cover when glimpsed from the highway, but in fact there […]