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A Lawn You Can Feel Good About

Robot lawnmowers keep emissions to zero, ticks at bay with time for gardening for thishomeowner. (N.R. Mallery)

Jessie Haas

Your lawn: green oasis or something you feel vaguely guilty about? Many people these days think that lawns should be a thing of the past. The trouble is, they actually […]

How to De-contaminate Your Recycling Bin

Mile End Residents (Flickr)

Cassandra Hemenway

Despite what you may have heard in the national news over the last few years, the recycling industry is alive and well, catering to growing market demands for recycled content products and creating ever more domestic outlets. However, in order to do that, we have […]

What We are Meant to Do

Photo by Joyce Dutka

David Fried

There is a duck sitting, floating in the river under some leafy branches, so I can barely see him.

The camel stands up tall and watches us as we walk out from the rocky path. I am thirsty from my hike, but I do […]

The Hippies Had It Right

Young people near the Woodstock music festival in August 1969. (Wikipedia)

Larry Plesent

The polls are closed, the results are in, and four out of five of my IPA-drinking friends agree. The hippies had it right. And if we had continued on their track, western civilization would have evolved much differently over the […]

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 […]

Move Toward Zero Waste in 2021

Cassandra Hemenway

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 […]

EVs Gone Wild!

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.

N.R. Mallery

“We have completed […]

“There’s Nothing Wrong With the Earth”

Jessie Haas

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 […]

Resulting Impacts of a Pandemic 0n the Waste Stream

Marc Morgan

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) seems to have had an impact on every aspect of our lives. No more movies. No more hockey games. School is taught via Zoom. Dining alfresco is now the norm. Covid-19 has even had effects on the way we generate and throw away our trash and […]

Discarded Disposable Masks and Gloves are Floating into the World’s Waterways

From NBC News for the Coronavirus Update, Oct. 28, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, it’s important to remember to throw away used personal protective equipment properly as more items wash ashore on beaches across the world. During the annual International Coastal Cleanup last month, more than 62,000 items, including single-use masks and gloves, were […]