Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

The Environmental Impact of our Choices

Marc Morgan

We are all familiar with the 3R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This concept of managing our waste is now taught to our children as soon as they get into school. Many youngsters are learning it at home, before they get to school.

The 3R’s are the preamble […]

1.56 Billion Face Masks are Just the Beginning


Gary Stokes, Director of Operations for OceansAsia, holds up dozens of face masks collected on the Soko Islands, Hong Kong (Image: Naomi Brannan/

Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the production and use of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks and gloves, has skyrocketed. While PPE […]

Green, Clean Paint

Flickr/United Soybean Board

Jessie Haas

Spring light always seems to reveal mess and dinginess that has accumulated over the winter and, for centuries, has kicked off the ritual known as ‘spring cleaning.’ Painting has long been a part of spring cleaning. In the old days it was most often whitewashing, which used a […]

Successful Farming Practices in the Face of Climate Change

Alissa White shared results of her Northeast SARE-funded research project looking at climate change impacts on vegetable and berry farms at a national conference. Photo credit: Candice Huber, Northeast SARE.

Debra Heleba

When farmers and growers throughout the Northeast go to work, they know they will face unpredictable weather. After all, Mark Twain’s […]

An E-mower User Experience

Spring is here and Larry Plesent is ready to use his e-mower again. Courtesy photo.

Larry Plesent

I don’t know about you, but mowing lawns is my least favorite chore. I save up projects to do on my weekends and truly resent the time involved in maintaining the lawns at our two business […]

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly on The Plain

Illustration by Gabriel Tempesta

David Fried

I hear the ice dripping as it is finally above freezing after a long winter.

The hail bouncing off my coat on my morning walk has turned to rain.

On the first warm day each rain drop leaves an animal at the spot where the raindrop touches […]

Phillips Exeter’s Green Academy Awarded Sixth Leed Certification

The Thompson Field House at Phillips Exeter’s Academy. All photos courtesy of Architectural Resources Cambridge.

George Harvey

Phillips Exeter Academy has nearly 1,000 students in grades nine through 12, and it has an outstanding reputation. Describing itself, it says, “The Academy is committed to creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion and […]

Plymouth State’s Solar Array Powers Campus Energy Efficiency

Plymouth State University’s new rooftop solar array features nearly an acre of state-of-the-art solar panels. It is anticipated to offset more than 90% of the Physical Education Center’s annual electricity consumption.

Peter Lee Miller

Plymouth State University’s (PSU) venerable Physical Education (PE) Center has undergone an energy efficiency transformation. It joins the University’s […]

Efficiency Vermont’s EEN Contractor Spotlight:

Kramer Services of South Londonderry, VT

Interview with Stephen Kramer, Master Plumer and President

Green Energy Times staff

How did you get started in this industry and your company? What is your area of expertise? I have been in business since 2004. We service and install equipment in VT from Manchester to Stratton, Mount Snow, […]

A Bunch of B.S.* (*Building Science, of course)

A Thermal Image Walk-Around

Nate Gusakov

Recently we were called to perform an envelope assessment for a house under partial renovation in Starksboro, VT. After some interior demolition work, the builders had noticed squirrel damage to the insulation in the wall cavities they had exposed. They subsequently asked us to do a thermal […]