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by Margaret Hartley

Greenpoint

A Daily Gazette community blog
Ideas on greener living
 
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bats are in big trouble

Earlier this month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species, meaning it could become endangered.
 
Friday, April 10, 2015

Trendy maples offer sap, syrup and food for bees

Maple syrup, the slow way.
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Garden growing nicely, on the kitchen table

There's still too much snow in the garden to think about planting peas.
 
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Apples are too big a commitment?

I’m not sure the impetus in developing a non-browning apple was that whole apples are universally seen as a major commitment, like marriage or “War and Peace.” I think it might be the profitable snack-food potential of a packaged portion of an apple.
 
Monday, March 23, 2015

Before reducing and recycling, try refusing

Simplifying is first step toward reducing waste.
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Guilty K-onscience?

A    lot of people have been griping lately about Keurig, that system that makes drinking coffee at home almost as expensive and far more wasteful than buying a disposable to-go cup on the run. Two weeks ago, the inventor of the K-Cup — those little plastic containers that make individual ...
 
Sunday, March 8, 2015

Remember the bees when you start seeds

Daylight Savings Time is a sham, but the days really are getting longer.
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The sun is winning

Sure it's cold. But the sun is higher every day.
 
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Snowy winters make for good exploring

I know we are lucky to live near woods to explore, trees to climb, places to fish and swim and ride bikes
 
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Watering the beasts in icy weather

Crack ice out of water dishes, refill with warm water. Animals drink, water freezes. Repeat.
 

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