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Going Green Guide

Big Fat Whale
Paint some leaves on some shit
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  April 15, 2010

The 'Urban and Rural' plan

Going Green
How’s this for a sobering statistic: by 2035, Mainers will be spending 50 percent more time in our cars.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 15, 2010

Hog wild on the farm

Going green
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 organic, eco-friendly livestock farming.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 17, 2010

Greasing the skids

Berklee grad ditches career at a major record label for Boston and a beat-up, vegetable-oil-fueled van.
Things could have been different for Ben Maitland-Lewis.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 01, 2010

Worshipping the woods

Going Green
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 to this small clearing," Shetterly writes, welcoming us not just to her home in Downeast Surry, but into her bed.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 17, 2010

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Cambridge finds it ain't easy being green

Greater Boston's Gas-House Gang
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.
By TOM MEEK  |  January 13, 2010

Less can be more

Going Green
It's one thing to shoot for an ecologically softer lifestyle -- one that's more deliberate, and less wasteful.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 30, 2009

Going Green: June 12, 2009

Sleeping naked
Back when I started this column in May 2007, I sought inspiration from several blogs. Among my daily reading material was Colin Beavan's  (a New York dad's attempts to remove himself from the grid),  (a catch-all for eco-news and tips), and  (a mom and wife's tales of cooking and living green). They all offered great insights, ideas, and analysis.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 10, 2009
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Getting green

Small state, big push for sustainability
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.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 03, 2009

Young energy

Galvanizing the troops around efficiency
"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-related bill to the Legislature.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 20, 2009

Really going green

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

Growing good air

Going green
What's greener than houseplants?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 18, 2009

Don't waste your energy

Draft Dodgers
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.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 14, 2009

Live through this

Printmakers consider sustainability
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.
By GREG COOK  |  November 25, 2008

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