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Jan 11, 2022

Veganuary and Plantiful New Year's month long challenges are remarkably effective at enticing people to try (and keep eating) more plant based meals.    

Current levels of meat and dairy consumption are incompatible with a stable climate, yet many who understand this still find it difficult to to change our diets. You...


Dec 12, 2021

We take a deep dive into dairy digesters: their impact on farms, climate, and communities; and the intersections between Big Gas, Big Ag, and government programs which are driving their proliferation. To get to the bottom of this complex topic, we had to talk to a lot of people.

Storytellers:
John Hanselman -Vanguard...


Nov 11, 2021

In Vermont it's now illegal to throw your apple core in the trash. Vermont's Universal Recycling Law aka "the landfill ban" went into effect last year. It cuts landfill methane by diverting food to feed the hungry and the soil, as well as banning other recyclables. 

How did they do that? How is it going?  What does it...


Oct 12, 2021

An innovative community energy center, cities with natural gas bans, and a crusading HVAC contractor are all on a mission to electrify our homes.  To be zero carbon by 2050,  we have to start now and retrofit millions of buildings each year.


Sep 11, 2021

There's a movement to close accounts at big Wall Street banks and move money to smaller banks with better values.