Environment

The Wilton Energy Committee is seeking a grant to look at energy conservation possibilities in the Town Hall.

Wilton: Audit to target Town Hall’s energy usage

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WILTON — The town will be looking at ways to improve energy efficiency at the Town Hall, the Select Board decided Monday night. They will start with an energy audit, which could lead to a warrant request for energy upgrades at this year’s Town Meeting. During the board’s meeting on Monday night, Select Board member Rick Swanson said he supported efforts to make the building energy efficient. “We spend $100,000 on electricity and heating oil every year, and that’s significant,” he said. The Wilton Energy Committee noted that they have identified and applied for a $1,000 grant but will need an additional $600 to complete … 0

Conservation: Watcher of the water

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meg Harrington looked frazzled late that August morning. The 22-year-old conservation biologist, on her last survey of the summer, combed Pleasant Pond in her kayak for over an hour. Harrington was searching for a pair of the blackish-blue and checkered-white loons and their furry brown chicks. She found cracked eggshells in a cove … 0

Jaffrey: Farmers Market suspends operations with plans to reinvent in 2015

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Jaffrey Community Farmers Market is suspending operations for the remainder of the 2014 season. “A late crop season, a lack of market patrons coupled with a dwindling the number of available farmers at the Saturday time has led to an overall decline in weekly traffic at the market this season,” explained volunteer market manager Bill Humphrey. Humphrey has worked to promote 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 … 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