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A Permaculture Harvest

Harvest rewards at D Acres Permaculture Farm. Photos courtesy of D Acres.

By Josh Trought

In the Northeast, with our short growing season, the practice of developing a resilient food system depends on preserving the harvest through the winter months. Preservation provides a mechanism to extend food availability beyond fresh […]

New Hampshire REPA Benefits for Building Efficiency

By GET staff

Just about anyone interested in buying, building, or retrofitting a building in New Hampshire, whether as a customer or as a professional, might benefit from knowing about the New Hampshire Residential Energy Performance Association (REPA). REPA’s membership is made up of individual certified energy professionals who work in the field of building […]

Tallest Passive House Building in the World

The Cornell Tech dormitory will be the tallest Passive House building in the World. Artwork by Handel Architects.

By George Harvey

Cornell Tech, part of Cornell University, is a new applied-sciences campus in New York City, on Roosevelt Island. The first classes started in 2013 at temporary quarters in a building […]

Touring a Foam-Free Passive House Project in Wayland, MA

The view of the Wayland passive house project from the driveway.

By Stephen Dotson

On August 7, the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) organized a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour of a 2,500-square-foot home that will be the first certified passive house in Wayland, MA. BuildingEnergy Pro Tours are half-day tours of high-performance […]

Indoor Air Quality

The Need for Mechanical Ventilation in Energy Efficient Homes

A bathroom fan helps with indoor air quality.

By Michael Goetinck

If you’ve ever been in a room where the air felt “too close” or you’ve ever experienced the need to step outside for a breath of fresh air you have […]

Harness the Sun: America’s Quest for a Solar-Powered Future

By Philip Warburg, 226 pages, hardbound, Beacon Press, $27.95

Book review by N. R. Mallery

After Philip Warburg’s Harvest the Wind: America’s Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability was published in 2012, he went on to take another in-depth look at a renewable energy technology. His latest work, due out […]

State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability

From WorldWatch Institute, Island Press, 140 pages, $19.99

Review by Tammy Reiss

This year’s publication by the WorldWatch Institute, State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability is well worth reading. Fourteen authors of the institute compiled the latest economic and scientific data along with their professional and personal perspectives […]

The Best Places to Live if Global Warming Gets the Best of Us

By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss

Some consider Seattle and the rest of the Pacific Northwest to be a potential refuge for Americans looking to escape drought-stricken southern states. Credit: Howard Ignatius, FlickrCC

If temperatures around the globe continue to rise in the face of human-induced climate change as climatologists expect, […]

Rutland Forum to Explore Next Steps for Vermont’s Climate Change Economy

From The Vermont Council on Rural Development

Area businesses and nonprofits are increasingly involved with climate change, both the challenges and the opportunities. Their creative solutions are becoming a growing part of our state’s economy.

Those who have opinions are asked to express them. What are your experiences? Do you have ideas that can […]

Recycle That Old Coal Plant!

Widows Creek Fossil Plant. Tennessee Valley Authority photo.

By George Harvey

Google recently announced that it will build a new data center at the Widows Creek Power Plant in Jackson County, Alabama. Widows Creek is a coal-burning plant belonging to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). It recently shut down seven […]