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Colby-Sawyer College Even Closer to Carbon Neutrality

ReVision Energy installed a 68.4-kilowatt solar array on the roof of Colby-Sawyer College’s new Center for Art + Design. Photo courtesy of ReVision Energy

By George Harvey

Readers of Green Energy Times (GET) should recognize Colby-Sawyer College as a long-time mover on renewable energy and climate change. GET has published articles on things going […]

The Northeast is Home to Some of the Greenest Universities in the Country

University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. Photo: Pixabay.com user

By Chris Gillespie

Data analysists at SaveOnEnergy.com recently assessed U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of Top 100 universities and ranked them based on their commitment to the environment and their success with sustainability initiatives.

Here are updates from some of the twenty-five “greenest” […]

Colby-Sawyer College Students Partner with PermaCityLife to Support Franklin’s Revitalization Efforts

By Jennifer White

Executive Director of PermaCityLife Professor Nick Baer, City Manager Elizabeth Dragon, Mayor Ken Merrifield, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of Sustainability Jen White ’90, Colby-Sawyer President Susan D. Stuebner and Community Development Coordinator of PermaCityLife Jenisha Shrestha ’14 gathered to cut the ribbon to the PermaCityLife storefront and field […]

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

DRIVING ENERGY TRANSITION

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 […]

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 […]