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Environment

Francestown: Town lands future easement interest

Monday, March 10, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — Residents and the Conservation Commission continued to show strong support last week for properties now under conservation easement. The protected land is considered a destination hike for picnics and includes the town’s only waterfall. The Conservation Commission held a public hearing last Monday night to gather town input on whether the Commission should spend money from the Conservation Fund for an executory interest on the Bullard Hill/Brennan Brook … 0

Wilton: Frye easement on the agenda

Monday, March 3, 2014

WILTON — Multiple town boards have taken a stance on a petition article asking the town to contribute to an easement on land abutting the High Mowing School this year — both for and against. On Wednesday, proponents of the warrant article will hold a public meeting led by representatives from High Mowing School, the Wilton Conservation Commission and Ian McSweeney from the … 0

Students finding their sustainability voices

Friday, February 21, 2014

This year, Franklin Pierce students took part in a “shout-out” to kick off a campaign called “Voices: Engaging Communication in Sustainability” being conducted by the student-run Pierce Media Group. Funded by a New England Campus Sustainability Forum mini-grant, its goals are to empower students with technical and professional skills to help them “find their voice” in sustainability. Students are demonstrating the role of … 0

The Bobcat’s Tail: Right around the corner: the great amphibian migration

Friday, February 21, 2014

It may be late winter, but if you’re a fan of amphibians, you’re already thinking about spring. The Harris Center for Conservation Education is planning for this spring’s big amphibian migration by training volunteers to serve on salamander … 0

Concord: State forest nursery tree seedlings still available

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The New Hampshire State Forest Nursery, which has been in operation for more than 100 years, continues to accept orders for bare-root tree and shrub seedlings for delivery in spring 2014. Because of the popularity of the program and limited availability, some items have sold out. The Nursery … 0

Keene: Ecologist to speak on landscape design

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Cheshire County Conservation District will be hosting Jeff Littleton, the Principle Ecologist of Moosewood Ecological LLC in a talk exploring how to minimize impacts on the natural environment while creating an outdoor living space.   On March 4, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Keene Public Library, … 0

Hooksett: ‘Welcome Spring’ gardening symposium held March 22

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The New Hampshire Master Gardener Association and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will sponsor the annual Welcome Spring Symposium on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Robert Frost Hall on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett. The Symposium … 0

Keene: Antioch and MSN bring Community Solar to region

Monday, February 24, 2014

This spring, a group of five students from Antioch University New England are teaming up with the Monadnock Sustainability Network to bring community solar to the Monadnock region. The name of the project is the Monadnock Community Solar Initiative, or MCSi, which reflects the strong focus on community … 0

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Moratorium on wind energy killed in House

Monday, January 27, 2014

A bill to put a moratorium on establishing any new wind projects or transmission lines in New Hampshire until the state establishes a comprehensive energy plan died on the House floor Wednesday. The bill would have kept the state’s Site Evaluation Committee from issuing permits to any company … 0

Keene: Free talk on elements of a sustainable culture

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mitchell Thomashow, teacher, author, executive consultant, and former chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England from 1976 to 2006, will speak at an Environmental Studies colloquium on Feb. 7. The talk, free and open to the public, will be held at 11:30 a.m. … 0

Peterborough: Yard waste boosts recycling

Monday, January 27, 2014

Peterborough and Sharon residents recycled 391.68 tons in December. The elevated December figure includes yard waste from the spring and fall. Measured in tons, recycled materials included n ewspaper (4.48), cardboard (8.4), mixed paper (17.94), plastics (2.7), aluminum cans (0.4), steel cans (1.32), food waste (1.38), glass (21), … 0