Gravely’s new Pro-Turn Z-turn mower. (Gravely.com)
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 […]
Robot lawnmowers keep emissions to zero, ticks at bay with time for gardening for thishomeowner. (N.R. Mallery)
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. […]
Mile End Residents (Flickr)
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 […]
Photo by Joyce Dutka
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 […]
Young people near the Woodstock music festival in August 1969. (Wikipedia)
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 […]
Efficiency Vermont’s Efficiency Excellence Network (EEN) Contractor Spotlight
Chelsey Lawyer is CEO of Dick Soule Refrigeration. Courtesy photo.
Interview with Chelsey Lawyer, CEO, and Micah Murray, Operations Manager
Efficiency Vermont Staff
Dick Soule Refrigeration has been servicing dairy and commercial businesses in New England and Eastern New York since 1967. The […]
Celebrating the Spring and Autumn Equihume
Condensation on a window. (Ozgu Ozden, https://bit.ly/3kytUIV)
By Nate Gusakov
The practice of marking and celebrating the spring and fall equinoxes is a human custom that is older than Stonehenge. The two points of the year when day is equal to night […]
People and Community(www.bit.ly/Enterprise-community)
Reprinted with permission from Steven Winter Associates (SWA), Inc. blog on October 12, 2020. Part 1 can be found in the April-May 2021 issue of Green Energy Times.
The social and environmental context can vary greatly from one project to the next. To achieve social equity goals, a well-constructed […]
Part 1 of 2: How to Begin
Barb and Greg Whitchurch
Few enterprises in life are as exciting as designing your own home. By “exciting,” we also mean stressful. We’ve done it three times and concluded that, to our credit, we made different mistakes each time.
Kicking off your project on the […]
The Cliff House sits atop a little knoll at the end of a narrow street. (Photos: Greg Whitchurch)
Barb and Greg Whitchurch
At the end of a small street in Norwich, VT, there is a fascinating, small home being built for a mother and her three teenage children. It is highly energy […]