In our last issue, Green Energy Times ran a story, “Fossil Fuel-Free Water Sports,” in which we made a quick note of Elco, one of the oldest boat builders in the United States (www.bit.ly/fossil-free-boats).
Elco was formed in 1892 as Electric Launch and Navigation Company. One of its earliest orders was for 55 […]
Growing vegetables in raised beds has become popular among gardeners, especially here in New England as this system helps the soil warm quickly in the spring and allows for good drainage. Jennifer Wilhelm of Fat Peach Farm in Madbury, New Hampshire sought to learn the potential of using permanent raised beds on a […]
Green Energy Times has published a number of articles about plastics. As I work on this one, one article that was printed in the August, 2015 issue stands out in my memory. It was called, “Good Plastics? Really?” (www.bit.ly/GET-good-plastics). In it, we covered plastics that are biodegradable and are not made from fossil […]
Each night I ask the stars up above, what is it like to be a garlic in love?1
What is it like to be a garlic in love? Courtesy photo.
This summer on the farm the trees and shrubs are so heavy with humid longing that they are just laying all […]
Gary Stokes, Director of Operations for OceansAsia, holds up dozens of face masks collected on the Soko Islands, Hong Kong (Image: Naomi Brannan/OceansAsia.org)
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 […]
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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 […]
Spring is here and Larry Plesent is ready to use his e-mower again. Courtesy photo.
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 phrase “Zero Waste” has been bandied about by gorgeous thirty-something Instagrammers long enough, so most of us have at least heard the term. It can seem like a nearly impossible goal, especially when the social media mavens hawking it have professional photo shoots of their not-quite-full-pint jar of yearly trash (while the […]
Electric Groomer Keeps the Trails in Shape at a Local X-C Ski Center
Incorporating a 2015 Smart Fortwo electric vehicle in the design, this all-electric groomer gets 10-15km of grooming range pulling a six-foot wide drag at Sleepy Hollow Ski Center. Image courtesy of Eli Enman.
“We have completed […]
Communities dig terraces to stop soil erosion in Lushoto, Tanzania. Image: Georgina Smith/CIAT
What if we really could have it all? Abundant, nourishing food for everyone, farmers able to make a good living while producing it, beautiful wildlands, a resurgence of threatened plants, bugs, birds, and animals, and a […]