Context is everything: A so-called "green" building won't be green in its performance if it's in the wrong place, contributing to suburban sprawl and requiring people to drive long distances to get to and from it.
Tonight on PBS, I have a conversation with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, who tomorrow will make history when he signs a bill that makes his state the first in the nation to require labeling of all genetically modified food.
I honor Vermont's lawmakers and their bravery in raising the bar on human health and the environment. I look forward to when other states will accomplish the same.
My husband is a New Englander from the Boston area, and over the years we have been together, I have learned a few things about this breed of American: When they want to get something done, they get it done.
Consumers want this information, but giant chemical corporations have spent tens of millions of dollars on misleading campaigns to keep consumers in the dark. Now, thanks to Vermont, the people will start learning the extent of the chemical companies' involvement in our food production.
More than 6 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, and both the number of prescription drug sales and the number of prescription drug overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999. Are doctors to blame?
The issue of our day is not simply an issue of the day, it is the greatest challenge to life on this planet in human history: climate change.
In honor of April being National Grilled Cheese Month, BnBFinder is blazing a trail from coast to coast, sharing our picks of the can't-miss dairy farms that pepper our great land. Cheddar, Blue, Brie, hard, soft, pungent, mild... these notable creameries offer a cheese variety for every taste.
This is an email I wrote to a Special Education teacher colleague in her first year. The text is more or less just as I sent it to her last week. Name...
Summer is nigh, the fulfillment of travel promises of earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that the fresh young loveliness of hitting the road will ever fade.
When deciding where to live, there's no shortage of considerations, particularly when it comes to the musical tastes of your neighbors. Before movin...
the success of our institutions and our students requires that we bring our best selves to the table each and every day. And, like Lapointe observed related to his playing, we have a responsibility to 'step it up'
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 20 2014 How unusua...
Many women of my generation grew up learning to be quiet. We were told when we were young that children were meant to be seen, not heard. Then, with the start of the Vietnam War and the Women's Movement, we started to see the value of having a voice and having that voice heard.
By Jerry Zezima I have never climbed the corporate ladder because I have acrophobia, which is an irrational fear of being any higher off the ground t...