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BRISTOL, RI __ Block Island is located 10 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, which means it's "off the grid" both physically and metaphysically. To meet its power needs, the community uses diesel generators but wants to replace them with wind... Read More
Planet Forward
A look at a home energy audit done with Troy Tanner of the Home Energy Detective, Inc.
Planet Forward
A look at the feasibility of fuel cell technology from General Motors
Music video for the "350 Rap" for climate change action. Special thanks to all the participants, to videographer & co-director Cate Smierciak and to Fat Tire Bike Tours Berlin. Why 350? 350 parts per million is the safe level of carbon dioxide... Read More
Ever wondered how much energy you consume? How about the amount of energy you can produce? And what is a Watt anyway? The average American consumes about 10,000 Watts of energy at any given moment. Given the fact that a human can produce about 100... Read More
Local food lies at the center of a sustainable way of living. Author and Environmentalist Bill McKibben speaks about the importance of local economies and his own experience eating food solely from the Champlain Valley in Vermont. Eating local not... Read More
Can artists be environmentalists? David Brewster of West Halifax, VT challenges our notion that “environmental art” must mean paintings of environmental perfection or ruin, towering redwood trees or clearcut rainforest. Brewster encourages us all to... Read More
For this project we followed Thomas Hand from Hand Energy Service as he weatherized a restored Vermont farm house. Weatherization follows an energy audit in a two step process that can help to make your home more energy efficient. By identifying... Read More
Phosphorus, an additive in many dish detergents, is not an essential ingredient. It's soul purpose in the detergent is to make the dishes shiny, not, in fact, to clean.

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