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  • Top Five US Cities for Urban Homesteading

    Where do urban homesteaders live? Where are they gathering? Using the Gallup Wellbeing Index as a jumping off point, here are the top five cities for happy homesteading. More

  • Pedal-Powered Recycling and Trash Pick-Up

    Recycling does create energy savings overall, but if you watch those big trucks rolling through your neighborhood on pick-up day, you probably realize that there may be even more efficient ways to handle the collection of these materials. A couple in Northampton, Massachusetts, has found one: pick up those recyclables by bike. More

  • Green Government 2.0: State Blogs on Environmental Issues

    How do elected officials attempt to ensure transparency these days (or, at least, the appearance of transparency)? By posting information online… we saw yet another example of this just in the last week with President Obama’s call to post all earmarks online. Transparency is a laudable goal, no doubt, but, as I noted in an […] More

  • New Site Finds Wind Energy Gold

    There’s gold in them thar hills! But to mine it you first must find it, and a revamped website now provides an extremely easy way to do just that. While all that glitters is indeed not gold, this precious resource is far more valuable – wind. 3Tier’s website tool FirstLook allows average Internet users to mine […] More

  • Favorable Breezes for Cape Wind

    Someday, the Cape Wind story will become a major Hollywood blockbuster. Or at least a two-part television miniseries starring Ed Begley Jr. On the Discovery Channel. The effort to build an offshore wind farm – it would be the US’s first – has thus far been a roller coaster ride for advocates and opponents alike. […] More

  • Planning Underway for Boston GreenFest

    Mark the date. Planners and volunteers met yesterday to brainstorm for this year’s annual Boston GreenFest, a celebration and education of all things environmental. The fair at City Hall Plaza, which will take place Friday and Saturday this August 21 and 22, includes hundreds of exhibitors and sponsors and promises to be the greenest and […] More

  • Cape Wind Opponent to Step Down

    Cape Wind opposition leader, Charles Vinick is preparing to leave his post. Vinick, president of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, the well-funded opposition organization of the proposed Cape Wind energy project, has indicated that he would “transition” out of the position within a month. Even if you haven’t closely followed the protracted political saga […] More