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Learning to Live Without Plastic

Professor Minoo Moallem challenged her students to avoid using plastic for 24 hours in her class “Objects and Commodities.” (UC Berkeley photo by Anne Brice)

By Anne Brice, Berkeley News | January 9, 2017.

Tiffany Ma could not brush her teeth. She could not pour her cereal. Or even check her email. Well, she […]

Winter in the Permaculture Home Kitchen

Elderberry syrup made with honey and dried elderberries.

By Kay Aihla McGrenaghan Cafasso

Permaculture design and gardening continues all year, even when the growing season is at rest. It is essential to continually ask: How we can we be more efficient with our time and energy, live with greater health consciousness, meanwhile working with […]

INDOOR SALAD GARDENING

How to grow nutrient dense soil sprouted greens in less than 10 days

By Peter Burke.

196 pages. Chelsea Green Publishing. © 2015, $29.95

Book review by N.R. Mallery

Part of sustainability is taking responsibility and being accountable for our needs. While Green Energy Times focuses much attention on renewable energy, building efficiency, […]

Under-stories: Growing Fruits and Nuts in a Small Space

By David Fried

What if you could grow nine types of fruits and nuts in the space that you would need to turn around with your arms outstretched? If you have one spot in your yard where you can do this and it gets at least one half to three quarters of a day of […]

Teen girls see big drop in chemical exposure with switch in cosmetics

The shampoos, lotions and other personal care products you use can affect the amount of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in one’s body, a new study shows. (iStockphoto)

By Sarah Yang | Berkeley News

A new study led by researchers at UC Berkeley and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas demonstrates how even a short […]

Organic Deodorants Go Mainstream!

By Larry Plesent

I am not claiming that Cameron Diaz is singlehandedly responsible for the explosion of interest in organic deodorants. But the superstar’s announcement that she “has not used antiperspirants in 20 years….they are bad for you…” has sparked the interest from fans and others who have always suspected all was not well in […]

Northeast Biomass Heating Conference and Expo

Many challenges face the biomass thermal energy industry today, including warm winters and an uncertain legislative future. From April 25-27, 2017, the ninth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Conference & Expo (NEBHX) in Burlington, VT, will confront these issues head-on, with conference tracks on policy, technical and project development, and business development.

NEBHX will draw hundreds […]

Big News for NY Geothermal Heating

On February 7, 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to provide incentives for geothermal heat pumps. This is a $15 million program, with the maximum incentive to be a $6000 rebate. This news just came out as Green Energy Times was preparing to go to press. More will be coming in our […]

Eco-Conscious Ways to Heat Your Home This Winter

By Lauren Pezzullo

With our planet’s temperature hitting record-breaking highs each year, there’s no question that global warming is alive and kicking. And we know that designing our homes to be environmentally responsible is a way to combat these effects. Maybe you have even made a pact to go net-zero in home energy use someday, […]

Net Zero Montpelier 2030 Design Competition

And the Winner of the $10k Prize is ‘Team Bridges’!

Dan Jones (left) and Deb Sachs present Team Bridgeswith a $10k check as the winners of the Net-Zero MP2030 competition. Courtesy images

Net Zero Vermont Inc. announced the winning design team for the Montpelier 2030 Design Competition $10K prize is “Team Bridges,” a collaboration […]