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Slow climate change now!

Posted by: Erin Flaherty
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What if we could fight climate change with almost instant results? Well, we can. Researchers in the United States, Britain, Italy, Austria, Thailand, and Kenya have developed a proposal containing 14 measures to control global warming that would yield positive results within a decade.

Read More | Feb 7, 2012 |

Winter farm shares: 5 common questions & answers

Posted by: Meg Stout
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Have you considered joining a winter farm share, but hesitated because you’re not a fan of turnips? Have you wondered if farms can really provide food in the colder months?

I’m halfway through my first winter farm share, and I’ve experienced some surprises along the way. If you have ever considered participating yourself, here are some things you should know.

Read More | Jan 26, 2012 |

Wewoka project developer named “Industry Partner of the Year”

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Congratulations to our friends at Enerdyne Power Systems! They have been named “Industry Partner of the Year” by the U.S. EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Project.

Read More | Jan 26, 2012 |

New web project: Help build wind turbines in Iowa

Posted by: The NativeEnergy Team
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If you have browsed our website recently, you may have seen the smiling faces of Ruth and Ken Benjegerdes. These family farmers are involved with the Iowa Farms Wind Project, our new Help Build™ project featuring two wind turbines in northern Iowa.

Read More | Jan 26, 2012 |

Local and organic food: Is it always more sustainable?

Posted by: Meg Stout
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Yesterday, I picked a lemon from my green-leaved citrus tree. In northern Vermont. In January.

It is luscious, sharp, with a slightly orange rind, and this morning I enjoyed two slices in my tea. But for those of us who live in chillier climates, it does raise a question. Does local and organic food always have a lower carbon footprint?

Read More | Jan 18, 2012 |

Climate change: A foot on the accelerator?

Posted by: Tom Rawls
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One of the abiding concerns regarding climate change has been the prospect of a shift in the balance of certain natural systems that could speed up global warming.

Read More | Dec 9, 2011 |

5 important recycling tips

Posted by: Meg Stout
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If you read this blog, you probably recycle. But do you recycle correctly?

Read More | Nov 10, 2011 |

Dedication ceremony: The Wewoka Biogas Project

It was exciting. It was inspiring. It was hosted on a landfill. The Wewoka Biogas Project dedication ceremony, which took place on Friday, October 21, proved that expectations are often false and community can be found in surprising places.

Read More | Nov 10, 2011 |

Mercer Vu Farm: Highlights from a NativeEnergy event

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Have you ever been to a dairy farm? Do you know how some farms are reducing their carbon emissions? On Thursday, October 13, we hosted an event for Project Supporters of the Northeast Farm Separation Project. NativeEnergy’s business clients learned everything from how cows are milked to how equipment installed by this project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Read More | Nov 10, 2011 |

Renewable energy activist visits Ft. Peck Indian Reservation schools

Posted by: Jonny Bearcub Stiffarm
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Recently, NativeEnergy’s Jonny BearCub hosted a pair of unique characters in her home: renewable energy advocates Tom Weiss, president of Climate Crisis Solutions, and his friend Dr. Harvard Ayers.

Read More | Nov 10, 2011 |