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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

Keene: Talk on pollinator diversity at meeting

Monday, November 25, 2013

Alan Eaton will speak on pollinator diversity and habitat in the region at the Cheshire County Conservation District's 68th Annual Meeting on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Historical Society of Cheshire County. Alan Eaton is an Entomologist and Professor for the University of New Hampshire Cooperative … 0

Jaffrey: “Our Bodies, Our Planet” talk

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Cutting Edge Forum series will present Valerie Piedmont, executive director of the Sustainability Project, speaking on "Our Bodies, Our Planet—The Human Life Cycle from a Permaculture Perspective." The free talk will be held at the Jaffrey Civic Center Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. Highlighting emerging concepts of … 0

Peterborough: ‘Bag It’ film showing Dec. 5 at Shieling

Monday, November 25, 2013

Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes — single-use disposable plastic bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is “away”? Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to wildlife and human health? “Bag It” follows everyman Jeb Berrier as he … 0

Francestown: Town now recycles cartons, boxes

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Waste Disposal Committee looks for ways to reduce the cost of waste disposal. Francestown now recycles milk and juice cartons and juice boxes. These items will go into the paper container. These cartons are made of high-quality paper with a thin plastic film on the inside to … 0

Peterborough: Recyclers save on disposal fees

Monday, November 25, 2013

Through the efforts of Peterborough and Sharon residents in the month of October, the Peterborough Recycling Center recycled a total of 75.19 tons, including 4.48 tons of newspapers, 10.2 tons of cardboard, 17.94 tons of mixed paper, 2.73 tons of plastic, 0.4 tons of aluminum cans, 1.32 tons … 0

Temple: Connolly farm added to protected corridor

Monday, November 18, 2013

TEMPLE — Nearly 70 acres of land at Temple’s Connolly Farm have been put under conservation easement as part of a 2,500-acre protection project headed by the Quabbin-to-Cardigan Partnership. The Quabbin-to-Cardigan Partnership announced last week that the Connolly Brothers Farm will be among 13 projects approved for a … 0

Peterborough:

Monday, November 11, 2013

PETERBOROUGH — A fallen tree disrupts the otherwise peaceful flow of the Contoocook River next to Depot Park in Peterborough on a chilly November afternoon this week. … 0

Hancock: Program of hands-on  weatherization

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

At Nature’s Classroom in Hancock on Saturday people interested in learning and practicing ways to help their homes save more energy and lower their fuel bills are invited to participate in a “Free Full-Day, Hands-On Weatherization Training” sponsored by the grassroots nonprofit organization, MERI — the Monadnock Energy … 0

Bennington: A surprise landing comes with a few other surprises

Monday, November 4, 2013

BENNINGTON — A red parachute that landed harmlessly in a Bennington woman’s backyard may have come from nearly 200 miles away. But it was the parachute’s purpose that hit most close to home. Janice McKenzie was out walking … 0

hANCOCK: Climate change  talk Thursday

Monday, November 4, 2013

Eric Orff of the National Wildlife Federation will lead a discussion on the impacts of climate change on New Hampshire’s wildlife at the Harris Center for Conservation Education on Thursday at 7 p.m. The discussion will focus on how New Hampshire wildlife is affected, now and into the … 0