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    • The Green Veneer
    • The Green Veneer

      A reporter uncovers which climate change "solutions" are part of the problem
      If you think you’re saving the planet by buying compact-fluorescent bulbs and organic, fair trade coffee beans, Heather Rogers’ new book might wipe the smug…
    • Newt Pursuit
    • Newt Pursuit

      Helping Vermont's migratory amphibians survive their spring awakening
      There are no more welcome sights to a Vermonter’s eyes than the first signs of spring. Brave purple crocuses poke through the dusty ground,…
    • Print Versus Pixels
    • Print Versus Pixels

      Should green-minded readers switch to e-books?
      I love books. I still have the paperback of Wuthering Heights I bought in 1978 for 95 cents, though I can access its complete…
    • Conscious Consumption
    • Conscious Consumption

      Two local store owners hope to make lots of green by selling green
      Becoming a green-themed merchant was clearly a matter of kismet for Mike Hassenberg. The co-owner of The Green Life on lower Main Street in…
    • Walk on the Wild Side
    • Walk on the Wild Side

      Middlebury's green guru gives up teaching to spend more time outside
      Slender, gray-bearded 63-year-old John Elder doesn’t look like the eco-orgy type. But chat with him a while in his spartan Middlebury College office, and…
    • The Value  of Vermont
    • The Value of Vermont

      At the first landscape auction in the United States, conservation makes cents
      Daan Wensing is a quick study. Since October 2009, the Dutchman has been making periodic visits to Vermont, trying to understand just what makes…
    • Weather or Not
    • Weather or Not

      Do Vermont's TV and radio meteorologists believe in global warming?
      WCAX meteorologist Sharon Meyer is no climate-change denier, but she isn’t sure humans should get all the blame for global warming. The Channel 3…
    • Open Wide
    • Open Wide

      Why is an industrial pollutant used to make organic baby formula?
      My wife and I never fixated on food purity until we had a baby on the way. Sure, we buy organic and eat low…
    • Backyard Buzz
    • Backyard Buzz

      Urban beekeepers bring apiculture to the city
      When Patty Ferreira comes home from work, she dons a mesh wire mask and some gloves, fires up the burlap smoker, and takes a…
    • The Green Standard
    • The Green Standard

      As more Vermonters seek sustainable homes, who makes the rules, and certifies the results?
      At first glance, the house at 133 New South Farm in Hinesburg doesn’t look different from other ones in the area. Modestly sized and attractive,…
    • Recycling Looks Up
    • Recycling Looks Up

      Creative crafters are growing the green marketplace
      When Moe O’Hara moved to Burlington four years ago from upstate New York, she was barely able to scrape by — the cost of living…
    • Have Trailer, Will Travel
    • Have Trailer, Will Travel

      Getting By
      Joe Nusbaum wasn’t planning to become a gypsy last January, when he started building a mobile domicile in his backyard. The Homeland Security policy writer,…
    • Mag Matters
    • Mag Matters

      Side Dishes: Vermont to get a new “green” ’zine
      Ellen Ecker Ogden of Manchester Village, founder of the Cook’s Garden seed catalogue and former member of the Vermont Cheese Council, has been writing for…
    • Virtuous Vodka
    • Virtuous Vodka

      Side Dishes: Local, organic distillery has two new options
      Bars aren’t hurting for a variety of vodkas — the stuff runs the gamut from cheap to costly and comes flavored with everything from huckleberries…
    • Table for Everyone
    • Table for Everyone

      Community dinners buck the single-serving trend
      Raise your hand if you find yourself eating the majority of your meals alone. It’s likely that most of you reading this have your hands…
    • Getting It to Go  -  Green?
    • Getting It to Go - Green?

      Local restaurants struggle with the packaging issue
      Paper or plastic? When customers arrive at a natural-foods store sans reusable sacks, the simple choice of a bag can be fraught with tension. Some…

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