School is a testing ground for the way we perform later in life. It can mold us into fine upstanding members of society, or not. While environmental responsibility isn't something we have to learn early in life, it certainly makes
The 2011 results are in for Greenopia's Green State Guide and, with few exceptions, the usual suspects occupy the top and bottom positions. Vermont (true to license plate) is the greenest state in the US and West Virginia (true to
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Will Allen's incredible Growing Power project has already gotten many people hooked on the idea of urban aquaponics. And there are plenty of DIY aquaponics enthusiasts tinkering with fish farming and produce growing in
I don't know much about growing rice, but I do know that it tends to be a warm climate crop. So when fellow TreeHugger Mat emailed me about an outfit trying to grow rice in Vermont, I was intrigued. But it turned out
Green Mountain Coffee announced a partnership today with USAID and Fair Trade USA that in theory will build upon fair trade certification to promote biodiversity and environmental education in the coffee-growing communities
Energy audits are usually performed with thermographic cameras and blower tests, but Alex Wilson of BuildingGreen.com describes what I would call the Yogi Berra Energy Audit: "You can observe a lot by just watching."
The "Buck Bomb." Image credit:BuckBomb. Decades ago some marketing genius got the idea to sell American hunters small bottles of scent made from extracts of doe urine. Bucks would be attracted to hunters who smelled like they were in estrus, was the
Potential students listen up. How I wish there had been majors such as this when I was in college. Green Mountain College, a small liberal arts college in Vermont, has introduced an intensive Sustainable Agriculture Major.
I'm always an advocate for making your own ice cream, because it tastes so delicious and it gives you time to think about your guilty indulgence before you dive right in. But for those days when only a pint of Chunky Monkey or
As you walk across the stately lawns of many college campuses, you might not put much thought into what it takes to keep those lawns so neatly trimmed and manicured. Well, that is unless you're being woken up after a long night of "studying" to the
In need of somewhere to travel for New Years? Want to start planning your summer vacation? Now in it's fifth year, National Geographic Traveler magazine has choosing the top green destinations in the world to a
Savvy, environmentally conscious (and of age!) beer enthusiasts know that even when you're in college, there's more to beer than dollar Pabst at the neighborhood dive. Microbreweries are leading the way when it comes to
In a world saturated with flashy, electronic whatsits and geegaws, sometimes you've got to throw an old-fashioned dog a bone. Or in the case of the urban pooch who's pining for his own personal Walden, a wooden stick.
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Vermont Soap Organics is now branching out to the world of pest prevention, namely mosquitoes and ticks, with their new Insect Armor. Made with natural oils and non-toxic ingredients, this bug spray is safe for kids,