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 […]
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 […]
We are throwing away huge amounts of single-use waste in responding to the COVID-19 crisis
Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss, EarthTalk®
There’s no question about it: all the disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) in our waste stream is taking a toll on the environment. A recent study in the […]
I love foam. I like it on my skin, in my coffee and on top of my beer. Foam is both fun and cool. Not everyone knows or cares that the bubbles in foam always have an odd number of sides in the presence of gravity. Or that despite […]
Edible Brattleboro volunteers grow food in public spaces, like the grassy area between the Brattleboro Food Coop parking lot and the Whetstone Brook Image: Edibe Brattleboro
When Marilyn Chiarello, founder of Edible Brattleboro, saw a free hoophouse frame offered on a local listserv, she started dreaming. A place for the […]
Watercolor paintings by Joyce Dutka
As soon as I wake up, I hear them singing. Lots of them. Filling the soft morning with song.
I can tell the rain has stopped. They are celebrating.
Birds are always doing amazing things.
How do […]
The Rich Earth Institute is people-powered in more ways than one. Most of our staff members have been biking to our research center this summer. We are not the only ones biking more and driving less. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked newfound enthusiasm across the country for biking as […]
As a compost educator in central Vermont, I’ve been surprised at how many people tell me that they stop composting over the winter. Although Northeasterners tend to be unfazed by freezing temperatures, even the hardiest may balk at that thirty-second walk outdoors to drop off the food scraps in January. But there are […]
Summer Park Residences in Hanover, NH, is a Passive House certified, affordable housing building for seniors and those with disabilities. Twenty-four units are open with eighteen more under construction. Photos: Banwell Architects
Barbara and Greg Whitchurch
The Northeast is experiencing a housing crunch. Young families, college students, and new arrivals […]
GSK Climate Control, Inc. of East Dorset, VT
Taylor Kristiansen, Secretary and Technician for GSK Climate Control, Inc. of East Dorset, VT. Courtesy photo.
Interview with Taylor Kristiansen, Secretary and Technician
What is your area of expertise?
GSK is a full-service mechanical contractor that serves […]