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Bringing cardboard — and a gallery — to life

In case you're not familiar, MERC (Maine Energy Resource Company) is a massive waste-to-energy facility (a/k/a trash incinerator) that's been looming over Biddeford since 1987.
Recycling Biddeford
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  March 09, 2012
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Talking trash with the League

The second site visit of the League of Young Voters' Portland 101 program, which Jeff Inglis outlined last week (see " Young Activists Explore Police Department ," September 23), took the group to ecomaine, the non-profit waste management facility locate
Portland 101
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 30, 2011

Killing ethanol

Estimates vary, but it's safe to say that restaurants and institutions (such as colleges or hospitals) waste tons of food every year; last September, a group of students at the College of the Atlantic noticed that their school was no exception.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 10, 2011
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Greening the knowledge district

Christopher Bull is on the engineering faculty at Brown University, but what he teaches is a vision. “We all bear some responsibility in the direction the world goes,” he says, “and we need to accept that responsibility and act on it.”
Bull Session
By MARION DAVIS  |  March 11, 2011
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Getting rid of e-waste

I'm doing a major apartment clean-up and I'm trying to dispose of my unwanted items as responsibly as possible. I'm recycling (both curbside and through Goodwill) as much as I can. But what to do with the electronic waste I've accumulated over the year
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 18, 2011
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On the meaning of trash

Providence cultural center AS220 wraps up the fall edition of its Action Speaks! panel discussion series with an examination of that oft-ignored byproduct of America's consumerist culture: trash.
Action Speaks!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 22, 2010


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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
Julie Kramer: Litterbug?

Julie Kramer: Litterbug?


I noticed a piece of paper on the ground as I left One Financial Center yesterday. As I went to pick...
By Charlie  |  March 05, 2009