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All Progress is Local:

Climate Action is Up to Cities and States Now

By Ben Jervey, Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School

If President Donald Trump sticks to pledges he made on the campaign trail—and so far he is proving to do just that—the federal government won’t be taking any action to reduce national greenhouse gas […]

Ways Higher Education Institutions Can Go Green

By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss

In recent years, colleges and universities have recognized the capacity for their independent communities to lead the nation as examples of sustainable and carbon-neutral institutions. Colleges in the U.S. and around the world have introduced conservation measures to reduce waste, installed solar panels to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, […]

The IEE at Vermont Law School


By Benjamin Jervey

Our world’s energy challenges, as any loyal G.E.T. reader already knows, are intimately intertwined with our great environmental, economic, health, and social challenges.

The first ever VLS Energy Clinic Team at the Eaton House working on improved legal and business models for community-owned solar. Courtesy photos from the Institute […]

Inter-Lakes School District

How Laker Blue Went Green and Became a State Energy Leader

By Seth Wheeler, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative

Working with New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC), Honeywell and other energy professionals, the Inter-Lakes School District (ILSD) is on track to become the greenest, most energy-diverse school district in the state of New Hampshire. The path it […]

Vermont Technical College is Going Solar

By George Harvey

Vermont Technical College has increased its supply of renewable energy and reducing its operating costs with the installation of a 500-kilowatt solar farm. Installation began as soon as the Certificate of Public Good was granted by the Vermont Public Service Board, late last year, and it was completed in just […]

Colby-Sawyer College Announces Three-Year Degree in Community-Based Sustainability

In classrooms across the country students are learning about sustainable communities, but at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, students have stepped outside the class and are using their heads, hearts and hands to create one.

Colby-Sawyer students conducted research and provided sustainable recommendations to the City of Franklin on four areas of their Master […]

Sustainable Schools in the Northeast

The Alan Shepard Boat House solar array is one of six solar arrays at Proctor Academy. Photo courtesy of Revision Energy

By Green Energy Times Staff

Several schools in the Northeast have been in the news. They included some previously covered in Green Energy Times, and some new projects. This is just a […]

Renewable Energy e-books for the Young at Heart

By Michelle Harrison

The topics of renewable energy and climate change are mature in nature. Trying to explain these concepts to young ones can be a challenge. Michael J. Daley can help you overcome this challenge with two great e-books, Amazing Sun Fun Activities and Racing the Blue Monarch. Both these books are […]

Integrating Sustainability into Teachers’ Curricula

Planting and tending a schoolyard garden is a hands-on way for students to learn about sustainability, the environment and healthy food choices. Credit: Gottfried not Bouillon, FlickrCC

By Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer

Teaching our kids about sustainability and green living is one of the most important things we can do to safeguard […]