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Environmentally Focused Initiatives at Concord Carlisle High School - Part II

Environmental Studies Field Group Sign

After interviewing one of the student leaders of Green Team to learn more about their environmentally conscious goals and initiatives, we will now profile the Environmental Field Studies Group (EFSG). EFSG is another prominent CCHS group looking to invoke positive, environmentally friendly changes in the School community and beyond. Read More »

Exclusive Interview With George Carrette, Creator of Eco-Friendly Lawn Service

Exclusive Interview With George Carrette, Creator of Eco-Friendly Lawn Service


Why is your company called Ecoquiet Lawn Care?

We use electric mowers, and the name of the company sums up the advantages of electric mowers. Electric mowers are both eco-friendly and very quiet. Electric mowers are only responsible for 5 lbs of CO2 per day (calculated from the MA grid) as opposed to 100 lbs of CO2 for a gas-powered mower. Occasionally, I also use mechanical mowers as well for certain jobs.

Can you explain a little more about why electric mowers are better than gas ones? Read More »

A Daughter's Idea Becomes Reality, Backyard Chicken Coup

Mckenna with one of her chickens in the backyard coup

When Concord residents Corey Peck and Kristin Baker gave in to their daughter McKenna’s pleas to build a backyard chicken coop, they weren’t sure what to expect. Neither had kept chickens before. Did they have the time and energy to take on a new family project? Would their children maintain interest? Read More »

From farm to table

You may have heard the acronym CSA before, but if you’re like many people,you may not be certain what it is. Over the past two decades, community supported agriculture has gained in popularity — and for good reason. Find out all about CSAs and how you can sign up for this way to buy local, fresh, heirloom, unusual and seasonal produce.

How to get CSA shares Read More »

West Concord Farm Supports Three Generations

Marshall family thrives as town tenants

Marshall

 

{Jackie, Rickie and Rick Marshall in the greenhouse}

It’s early June and the first rainy weekend in nearly a month. In the brightly lit stand at Marshall Farms, the morning’s offerings are already set out: asparagus and strawberries, tomatoes and garden peas, zucchini and summer squash, green beans and flowers.  Read More »

With Concord Riverwalk project, Dan Gainsboro realizes dream

Long road to building sustainable neighborhood

When it comes to the Concord Riverwalk project, “energy efficient ” and “community” are not mere buzz words. They represent the dream of developer Dan Gainsboro to create a holistic, sustainable neighborhood in West Concord.   Read More »

Sugaring Season Turns Sour, Warm Winter Slashes Maple Crop

Syrup

 

In a typical year, Bay State producers of maple syrup run full steam from February into March – and sometimes into April. But 2012 has been far from normal. The sap started its run in January and by early March was virtually tapped out.

Although stockpiles from last year will keep consumers from experiencing shortages and price hikes, this year’s poor harvest hurts farmers who rely on sugaring for income and foodies who love to ‘buy local.’ Read More »

Concord Solar Fair This Saturday

 

The Town of Concord Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee (CSEC) invites you to attend a Solar Fair on Saturday, February 4 from 2:00-5:00 PM at the Willard School.

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An Interview with Peter Nichol

Peter Nichol teaches Environmental Science at Concord Carlisle High School, and he is more than a little bit pleased that the community approved construction of a new high school. “I can’t whip off the numbers, but the existing school is so poor around its use of energy,” he said recently. “Energy efficiency was not on anyone’s radar when they built this school with a ‘California design’ here in New England. Read More »

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