Letter to the editor: Welcomed Cultrara’s take on climate

I am very grateful to Ollie Cultrara for their perspective on climate.

Climate-Smart Commodities has awarded $30M to landowners

Marking a transformative investment in forests, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program has awarded $30 million to the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) and its partners to help forest landowners implem … (read more)

Climate Matters: We should be feeling our feelings

I don’t know about you, but I hate talking about climate change.

Guest editorial: Climate change is humankind’s biggest uncontrolled experiment

There is no such thing as cold. That might sound idiotic coming from a Vermonter, but it’s true. In actuality there is only heat — and more or less of it.

Ways of Seeing: Climate initiatives need dedication

So much of this situation rides on money, apathy, and our resistance to change.

Climate Matters: Vermonters must act today with tomorrow in mind

In June the Middlebury selectboard approved a free right-of-way easement for Canadian-owned Vermont Gas Systems to build new fossil fuel infrastructure downtown on Mill Street.

Climate Matters: Tales from the front lines of selling yard equipment

I spoke with Taylor Rental’s Chris Bagley about his experience selling battery-powered landscape equipment, including chainsaws, string trimmers, leaf blowers, and all sorts of residential and commercial lawn-mowing equipment.

Climate Matters: Breathing new life into Middlebury

Could Middlebury bring the Vermont forest into its city center? Could it create a Green Lung, connecting say the Natural Foods Co-op, through the Village Green, along the Riverfront Park, across the Marble Works footbridge, linking all the way up to the M … (read more)

Matthew Dickerson: On Alaska, fishing and wilderness fires

On July 4, as many of us watched fireworks, the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center gave a list of 424 wildfires being tracked in Alaska — all “active, smoldering, or in the process of being demobilized.”

College sees progress in its Energy2028 climate fight

The 10-year plan was formally announced in 2019, outlining climate goals for the institution to meet in the areas of clean energy use and incorporating the climate fight into the college’s educational mission. 

Climate plan offers steps to curb warming

Addison County residents and organizations now have access to a list of steps they can take in fighting the climate crisis at the local level.

Climate Matters: Cutting back on mowing

As many Vermonters become more aware of the climate impacts of traditional grass mowing, at Cornwall Orchards Bed and Breakfast we’re exploring alternate approaches.

Climate Matters: How to start an anti-carbon campaign

What can we learn from public health campaigns that will help us make progress on climate-change prevention?

Climate Matters: Lessons from a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey

The honey bee is critical to the environment and our survival. Here are some facts about honey bees, drawn from two sources.

Climate Matters: No justice without literacy

This Climate Matters column is brought to you by the letter L, the letter R, and the number 5. Five L’s guide my work and are inspired by Judy Dow’s 5 R’s.