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Big Fat Whale
| April 16, 2010
The 'Urban and Rural' plan
How’s this for a sobering statistic: by 2035, Mainers will be spending 50 percent more time in our cars.
| April 16, 2010
Hog wild on the farm
Perhaps because it's more difficult to do at home, perhaps because for some it's a question of ethics or squeamishness, perhaps because eating less meat is one of the top things we all could do to help the environment, but we don't talk as often about
| March 19, 2010
Greasing the skids
Things could have been different for Ben Maitland-Lewis.
Berklee grad Ben Maitland-Lewis had a successful music career and a high-powered job at a major record label. Then he gave it all up for Boston and a beat-up, vegetable-oil-fueled van.
| February 26, 2010
Worshipping the woods
From its first sentences, Susan Hand Shetterly's Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town drew me in with lyricism: "I leave a window open on April nights and put my pillow close to that cold slice of air because I want to hear spring come back
| February 19, 2010
Sustainable design meets sustainable vote
As a designer you might think this is an easy profession in which to practice green-like living, but it's not as easy you might...
| February 05, 2010
Cambridge finds it ain't easy being green
The hype leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Congress in Copenhagen last month reached near tsunami proportions, but in the end, the gathering went out like a neap tide.
Greater Boston's Gas-House Gang
| January 15, 2010
Less can be more
It's one thing to shoot for an ecologically softer lifestyle -- one that's more deliberate, and less wasteful.
| October 02, 2009
Going Green: June 12, 2009
Back when I started this column in May 2007, I sought inspiration from several blogs. Among my daily reading material was Colin Beavan's NoImpactMan.typepad.com (a New York dad's attempts to remove himself from the grid), Treehugger.com (a catch-al
| June 12, 2009
With Rhode Island's industrial sector in its death throes and the state in desperate need of a new economic engine, political leaders are talking with new urgency about wind and solar and all things green.
Small state, big push for sustainability
| June 05, 2009
"I think we had a major impact on the thinking going on in the Legislature," says Rob Brown, executive director of Opportunity Maine, the non-profit that previously focused on keeping young, educated Mainers in the state, which submitted its own energy-
Galvanizing the troops around efficiency
| May 22, 2009
Really going green
According to environmental activists, traditional funerary activities such as embalming, burial in concrete liners, and cremation are anything but planet friendly.
ALAN R. EARLS
| February 25, 2009
Growing good air
What's greener than houseplants?
| February 18, 2009
Don't waste your energy
If 2009 is shaping up to be anything, it's the year that everything and its aunt are "going green" — or at least that's the meme that's being driven into our skulls for doing whatever we'd do anyway, but with green-colored packaging.
| January 14, 2009
Live through this
Sustainable living has, of course, long been a concern, but worries about global warming have pushed it to the forefront. And increasingly made it the subject of art.
Printmakers consider sustainability
| November 25, 2008
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