News : May 2009

Designing Green with Pixels & Pulp

May 27, 2009

This past October, Pixels & Pulp design studio joined the Green Alliance {GA} to meet like-minded, local business owners who are passionate about green business practices, sustainability issues and strengthening our local economy. Their enthusiasm to help the GA grow and spread its message was clear in their very first meeting with Project Director Sarah Brown. Since that first meeting, Pixels & Pulp has helped define the GA brand by clarifying its messaging, updating selected print collateral, and redesigning the newly launched website, www.greenalliance.biz.

Fuel prices prompt Kittery couple to go solar

May 8, 2009

KITTERY, Maine — It's funny how a few unrelated events can change one's entire outlook on life.

Charlie Case and Sherry Walworth have lived in their home in Kittery for eight years. Just up from the back gate of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the front of their home faces Route 103 and the back looks out over the Piscataqua River... Read More

Seacoast plays role in green building movement

May 8, 2009

PORTSMOUTH — Green structures are on the rise, from energy efficient renovations to LEED-certified new homes, and the proof is right here on the Seacoast... Read More

Londonderry looks at wood pellet heat for high school

May 7, 2009

The installation would be done at no capital cost to the district, so long as the SAU agreed to a 10-year contract with the fuel provider... Read  More

Selling heat - by the pellet

May 7, 2009

Steven Mueller is looking for 80 or so Maine businesses, schools and other large work spaces that want free wood pellet boilers installed. His company, International WoodFuels LLC, will install the units in line with existing heat and hot water systems, maintain the boilers and deliver pellets for free.

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Clam hut staff shells out help

May 7, 2009

KITTERY, Maine - Bob’s Clam Hut, a roadside restaurant on U.S. Route 1 is already famous for fried seafood and is now working on becoming famous for giving a helping hand when needed.

Bob’s Clam Hut in Kittery was recently given the annual Small Business Volunteerism Award for the state of Maine by Gov. John Baldacci on April 21... Read More

Athletic Fields are Greener and More Environmentally Friendly

May 7, 2009

While getting the fields ready for the fall play, Athletic Grounds supervisors made the switch to organic treatments that reduce the risk of harmful toxins.

UNH’s Ron Lavoie and Jim Terenzio worked with Jim Reinertson, owner of Purely Organic in York, Maine, to decide on the innovative organic alternatives for the university’s athletic fields, and replaced synthetic products with those made from vinegar, corn, and tea... Read  More

Fresh Local Bayside has food with a view

May 7, 2009

This past summer and autumn, the familiar big orange Fresh Local lunch truck made the rounds in Portsmouth serving tasty sandwiches, burgers, soups and falafel made from seasonal, local ingredients in Prescott Park and by South Church on State Street... Read More

The Greenest Bakery, right here in Kittery

May 7, 2009

When Beach Pea Bakery opened a few years ago, sustainability was a priority. That commitment, relentlessly applied to every aspect of the business, has catapulted owners Mariah and Thomas Roberts to the forefront of green restauranteering... Read More

Color them green

May 7, 2009

Beach Pea Baking in Kittery is at the forefront of a movement to push the Maine restaurant industry to new levels of planet-friendly practices.

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Greenland company offers 'green' options

May 7, 2009

GREENLAND — Beginning this weekend, residents and businesses who want to buy "green" will be able to enjoy one-stop shopping right here on the Seacoast.

On Saturday, Greenland Bioplastics and Green Options will open its doors to the public. It offers stores brimming with biodegradable, compostable and innovative recycled items for both home and business... Read More

New Portsmouth home is saving gold by going green

May 7, 2009

Marc and Cheryl Batchelder's dream home is also a green home.

When construction on the 1,450-square-foot Lawrence Street residence is done at the end of the month, it even could qualify as one of the greenest homes in the country — never mind the state... Read More

Seacoast agent first in N.H., Maine to get Realtor-Green designation

May 7, 2009

Bean Group Realtor Hillary Gaynor has captured the first official Green Realtor designation in Maine and New Hampshire... Read More

Simply Green gas station celebrates grand opening

May 7, 2009

DOVER — Simply Green Biofuels celebrated the grand opening Friday of the state's first biodiesel gas station and "congreenience" store at 547 Central Avenue with great expectations to grow its business...

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Couple wins $25k green wedding

May 7, 2009

YORK — The tension was as thick as a six-tiered wedding cake with fondant icing.

Five couples gathered at the Clay Hill Farm festaurant on Friday, Feb. 13, to find out who won a $25,000 "green" wedding or one of four runner-up prizes — a total of $40,000 in wedding essentials like cakes, invitations, a ceremony, flowers, photography and of course, a reception catered by Clay Hill Farm on June 21... Read More

Clay Hill announces unique wedding contest

May 7, 2009

YORK — Clay Hill Farm's Green Wedding Giveaway (www.greenweddinggiveaway.com) is a contest of commitment. Clay Hill Farm's unique new concept will be launched Thursday, Sept. 25, by celebrity relationship expert, Steve Santagati... Read More