Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

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 […]

Flying with Electrons Over Vermont

BETA’selectric aircraft, ALIA, flies over the Vermont mountains during a test flight. (Credit: Brian Jenkins/BETA Technologies)

Michael J Daley

What takes off and lands like a helicopter, flies like an airplane, emits no carbon dioxide or pollution, and looks like a bird? It’s the Alia, a cutting-edge electric vertical takeoff and […]

Hannaford Commits to 100% Renewables by 2024

Hannaford’s Cony Street store in Augusta, ME is North America’s first LEED Platinum supermarket with solar on the roof. (James Helms, Hannaford’s multimedia specialist)

Jessie Haas

Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, has announced a plan to be fully powered by renewable energy by 2024. The announcement was made in April, […]

The Ultimate Migrant Farmworkers

Birds Outperform Pesticides

A kestrel finds a rodent to feed on. (

Jessie Haas

If you’ve ever grown fruit or berries, you know the ambivialence farmers feel about birds. A beautiful and essential part of nature, they can also be a pest that eats into crops and profits, damaging from $104 […]

Finding and Redressing Flood Risk Inequities

On July 29, 2021, rainfall and subsequent flooding caused a significant landslide dangerously close to a young family’s home. (Photo: Joseph Endris.)

Michael J. Daley

Even with a heroic effort to turn every bit of cropland, pasture, hay field, and barren ground into forest, a unique study of flooding in the […]

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 ( 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. (

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 […]