Tips for Greening your Holiday Season

Buy your gifts from locally-owned retailers Not only will you be supporting your community’s economy and culture, but you might…

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Portland’s new urban healthy living community

409 Cumberland combines healthy living and an urban location to create a community in Portland unlike any other. Located on…

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Agricultural Fairs

There are all kinds of opportunities to learn about, connect with, and experience farming and gardening in Maine. Check out…

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Local, sustainable lumber

By Molly Gallagher Burk Here in Maine, we are lucky to be surrounded by some of the most sustainable building…

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The first step — An assessment

How much time do you spend in your home on an average day? Is it eight hours? 10 hours? More?…

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Efficiency Maine Rebates Spur Record Number of Heat Pump Water Heater Installations

Efficiency Maine Rebates Spur Record Number of Heat Pump Water Heater Installations

(AUGUSTA) – Since July 1, 2013, a record number of Maine homeowners have installed high-efficiency heat pump water heaters using…

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Learn the art & science of growing food in Maine: Four resources to help get you started and expand your skills

By Heather Foran Perhaps you’re a green-thumbed veteran looking to expand productivity, creativity, and diversity. Maybe you’ve had a difficult…

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Expert Conversation: Hazel Onsrud from Maine Green Power

Hazel Onsrud is the local manager for the Maine Green Power program, the Maine Public Utilities Commission‘s green electricity offering….

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Start your own vegetable garden: Six Easy Steps

Start your own vegetable garden: Six Easy Steps

1. PICK A SPOT You want your garden to get lots of sun (6 hours is ideal) in an area…

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Air source heat pumps: Improved technology is efficient and affordable

Air source heat pumps: Improved technology is efficient and affordable

By Merritt Carey If you’ve heard of heat pumps before, you’ve likely heard of them in the context of geothermal…

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