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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 the […]

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 are. […]

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 to […]

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 not […]

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 past […]

Baker-Polito Administration Designates Nine New Green Communities

87 Percent of the Commonwealth’s Population Now Resides in a Green Community

State Representative Meghan Kilcoyne, Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Patrick Woodcock, Board of Selectmen Chair Sean Kerrigan, Town Administrator Michael Ward, and Green Communities Director Brian Sullivan all joined at Central Park in Clinton.

As part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s celebration of […]

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 […]

1.56 Billion Face Masks are Just the Beginning

 

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 offers […]

Green, Clean Paint

Flickr/United Soybean Board

Jessie Haas

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 solution […]

An E-mower User Experience

Spring is here and Larry Plesent is ready to use his e-mower again. Courtesy photo.

Larry Plesent

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 locations […]