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Fossil Fuel-Free Water Sports

An Elco catamaran. (Elco)

George Harvey

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? […]

Can Tokyo Pull Off a Green Olympics?

U.S. gymnast, Simone Biles performs at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil

Brett Yates

Edging out the FIFA World Cup, the Summer Olympics represents the world’s most popular sporting event, with an international television viewership that, over the course of more than two weeks, encompasses about […]

Cross Country Skiing: It’s Affordable, It’s Healthy and It’s ‘HOT’ Right Now

Family at Great Glen Trails in NH with Mt. Washington in the background. Photo courtesy of Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

Roger Lohr

As a result of the pandemic, cross country (XC) skiing is booming across the USA as people want to get outdoors and recreate. Recently, U.S. Ski Team member Jessie Diggins […]

Craftsbury Sculling Program Enlists Electric Boats

Electric launches are used by coaches for the Craftsbury Outdoor Center’s sculling program. Photos courtesy of COC.

Roger Lohr

Seven years ago, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center’s (COC) sculling program director, Troy Howell, received a mission-oriented directive from the organization to look into acquiring and using electric boats for the operation. In November 2008, […]

Greening Up Regional Golf Courses with Solar and More

Laurel Lanes Country Club takes pride in their 100% solar-powered status along with many other environmental practices. Photo: Joseph Videtta.

Roger Lohr

Golfing is among the favorite warm-weather recreational options with more than 24 million golfers in the U.S. and another 9.9 million who use driving ranges or indoor golf simulators. […]

COVID-Safe and Sustainable Summer Activities: Good for You and the Environment

The 146.16-kW solar system (shown in the background) at Laurel Lanes is a net-zero project that wipes out their entire electric utility bill. Photo: Joseph Videtta.

N.R. Mallery

“Social distancing” is actually quite easy while we’re outdoors, but we should not let our guards down. COVID-19 is still here, still active […]

Governor Cuomo Announces

Solar Energy to Power Belleayre, Gore, and Whiteface Ski Centers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that the three state operated ski resorts at Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface Mountain have committed to using solar power to operate their ski lift and snowmaking operations.

“By using renewable energy to power major operations at these world-class ski […]