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Going Green Guide

Paint some leaves on some shit
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  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.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  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
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 19, 2010
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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.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 19, 2010
Sustainable design meets sustainable vote

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...
By webteam  |  February 05, 2010


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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
By TOM MEEK  |  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.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  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
Sleeping naked
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 12, 2009
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Getting green

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
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 05, 2009

Young energy

"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
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 22, 2009


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Really going green

According to environmental activists, traditional funerary activities such as embalming, burial in concrete liners, and cremation are anything but planet friendly.
Eco-friendly cemeteries
By ALAN R. EARLS  |  February 25, 2009

Growing good air

What's greener than houseplants?
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 18, 2009
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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.
Draft Dodgers
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 14, 2009
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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
By GREG COOK  |  November 25, 2008