Issue #1 of Green Energy Times
A message from N.R. Mallery, founder of Green Energy Times
This 66th edition of Green Energy Times marks our 12-year anniversary. We have come a long way since the first issue was released on May 4th, 2009.
When I look back at how seldom one would […]
An Elco catamaran. (Elco)
When you imagine water sports, what comes to mind? Riding on a speedboat? Perhaps, water skiing? Or are you more inclined toward things that are relaxing, like fishing or sailing? Or possibly, are you inclined to be active, doing such things as rowing in races? […]
Started in 1970 by Governor Deane C. Davis, Green Up Vermont is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the stewardship of the state’s natural landscape and waterways and raise public awareness about a litter-free environment, culminating with a statewide clean-up event called Green Up Day. Always the first Saturday in May, […]
While every day is Earth Day at Green Energy Times, we are always happy to see the renewed focus come as April 22nd is approached every year. The first Earth Day happened on that date in 1970. In April, we see schools, communities, and businesses celebrate in their own ways to help protect our planet. […]
Harnessing the power of the sun on your outdoor adventure makes all kinds of sense. The uses of solar energy have grown and camping gear is no exception to these benefits. Making use of solar energy isn’t all about creature comforts. It is also a beneficial solution for safety […]
Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers the 2021 State of the State address. Photo: Darren McGee, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made renewable energy a focus of his annual State of the State address in which he pledged an aggressive government agenda to […]
Peat bog, a champion for drawing down carbon. Michal Klajban, CC-BY-SA 4.0.
Many readers will recognize the work of climatologist Michael E. Mann. He is the person who introduced us to the “Hockey stick graph” showing the rapid rise in global temperatures that has happened in the past fifty years. Now, […]
ClimateUnited is a snow sports industry roadmap that provides every winter outdoor company with the guidance to make a collective statement, reduce carbon emissions and be a voice for strong climate policy. The ClimateUnited roadmap was developed within Snowsports Industries America (SIA). The national trade association for the winter […]
Once it is rotting, wood will not make good firewood. Decomposition driven by mushrooms might produce as much CO2 as a fire would. Photo: Nipunm, CC-BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons, https://bit.ly/3n2FlKK.
Generally speaking, I favor letting nature govern itself. There are times, however, when this simple […]
Petroleum-based chainsaw bar oil is downright nasty. Living things are really not adapted to deal with petro-chemicals. They cause cancer and other diseases in human beings, but they are probably bad for all living things. And chainsaws throw bar oil around all over.
Fortunately, there are natural products available that […]