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Husqvarna: Sustainable Chainsaws

(And a world of outdoor equipment)

George Harvey

Those of us who know the editor of Green Energy Times, Nancy Rae Mallery, come to expect her energy and enthusiasm. That being the case, we are probably not terribly surprised to find that she has three chainsaws to keep herself supplied with firewood, all […]

Grazing Reduces Fire Fuels and Fire Danger

Goat grazing. (Flickr/Feather River Land Trust)

Jessie Haas

Our relationship with fire is one of the things that makes us human. Scientists theorize that fire helped us become homo sapiens; cooked food allowed us to shrink our gut over the millenia, and increase the size of our brains. We also have an ancient […]

Ring Out for Climate!

A seagull flies over the ancient alarm bell of Chersonesos, Crimea. (AdobeStock_76303108/Shchipkova Elena)

Bells of Fun Action for the Planet – Sat., October 30 at 2 pm

On Saturday, October 30th, a world-wide environmental and climate action event is happening. It is relatively simple to do and also a lot of fun. You […]

Got It Covered?

Cover crops are a popular option to protect the soil over the growing season. (www.mncorn.org)

Jessie Haas

What if you could protect your farm crops or vegetable garden from drought, flooding, weeds, and insect pests, all in one fell swoop? What if that method could also build soil, sequester carbon, and feed beneficial […]

How to Build a Root Cellar at Home

A basement root cellar (tractorsupply.com)

Scott Bish

Root cellars have been used to store food for centuries. They’re typically underground or partially underground cavernous cellars, where fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, and gourds can be kept safe from heat and light and stored for days or even months at a time. Root cellars […]

What is Seven Feet Tall, Smells Like Chocolate and Wasn’t Visible a Few Weeks Ago?

David Fried

Jerusalem artichokes grow at author’s house. (David Fried)

Sometimes the earth around us is covered in leaves. Sometimes in snow. Right now, the entire land seems to be covered in Jerusalem artichokes.

This is a good thing. This is food for the body and food for the soul. The golden blossoms […]

Hanover Co-op Food Stores Moves on Carbon Neutrality

Hanover Co-op

George Harvey

With summer progressing, the Hanover Co-op Food Stores of New Hampshire and Vermont are about half way through an extensive set of efficiency projects at its Lebanon store. Most of the work is scheduled for completion this year. The projects are set up to allow for normal […]

Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less

Book Review: Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less by Leidy Klotz

Published by Flatiron Books, 304 pages

Review by Victoria Ines

The title of the book Subtract happens to be a fairly accurate summary of its contents. Through seemingly unrelated experiments, personal stories, and professional experiences, author […]

Out of a Million Headlines, This Is the One I Find Most Frightening

George Harvey – Originally posted at Green Energy Times

Yes, I meant “a million.” It was not hyperbole.

Every day, I search the news for articles on energy and climate change. I gather news items, with links to the original articles, put them up in a […]

The E-Lawn Care Movement Ramps Up in Vermont

Gravely’s new Pro-Turn Z-turn mower. (Gravely.com)

Steven Wisbaum

A recent DOT- Federal Highway Administration analysis (https://bit.ly/2Sbv7xD) estimated that about 5.5 million gallons of gasoline are burned every year by lawn care equipment in Vermont. Since burning a gallon of gas emits around 20# of CO₂, that represents 5,500 tons of CO₂ released into […]