News : August 2009

UNH Wildcats go green: Football fans asked to be eco-friendly

Aug 21, 2009

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DURHAM — The University of New Hampshire's Athletics Department and the school's sustainability office are teaming up to help the UNH Wildcats football team go green this season.

When the team has its home opener on September 5 at Cowell Stadium, fans will be encouraged to dispose of their trash properly and use recycle bins in the parking lot and in, and around, the stadium, according to Amber Radzevich, a spokeswoman with the athletics department.

"For us, it's a starting point to start having a dialogue about it and make our fans more aware of it," Radzevich said Wednesday.

She said there will be signs posted around and in the stadium telling fans to take care of their waste and where to dispose of it. Volunteers will also be on hand at the September 5 game to help fans, she added.

Bringing Green Buyers and Sellers Together

Aug 19, 2009

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A few years ago, Sarah Brown, then a stay-at-home mom with a solid background in journalism, had an idea that she hoped would get small businesses involved with “going green.” As a result, Sarah formed the Green Alliance, or GA, in Kittery, whose mission is to raise the profiles of businesses that have the least impact on the environment. The GA, which Sarah founded a year-and-a-half ago, looks to achieve this goal in two ways: One, small businesses can choose to become GA “partners” by paying a yearly membership fee. In return, these business partners receive publicity on the GA website, as well as consultation from the GA staff on how to increase their green and sustainable business practices. Secondly, consumers may pay to become Green Card holders, which entitle them to exclusive discounts with the 60 (and counting) businesses that are now GA partners. Read more here!

Blue Moon aims to inspire the greater Exeter community to grow

Aug 13, 2009

Featured in the Portsmouth Herald

Cucumbers, zucchinis, herbs, lettuce and more are once again growing at the top of the hill at Kimball Farm in Kensington.

The former farm land is the perfect bright and open spot for a garden, said Kathy Gallant, owner of Exeter's Blue Moon Market & Cafe, who is growing the vegetables for use in the cafe's kitchen.

"I planted a little bit of everything," Gallant said. "It's the ultimate farm land that hasn't been used for years."

Gallant recently read an interview with a French chef who was asked about the first thing critics look at when reviewing a restaurant. The chef replied that he first asks where the garden is.

"It struck me that the kitchen and garden connection is so old and strong," Gallant said. "I learned to garden before I could cook. The two are so connected."

Gallant, a Kensington resident, contacted her neighbor, Paul Kimball, who owns approximately 30 acres of conservation land on Kimball Road.

Fresh Local Bayside wins Best of NH 2009!

Aug 12, 2009

Congratulations to Fresh Local Bayside, who were recently awarded New Hampshire Magazine's 2009 Best of NH for their incredible omelettes. The restaurant now proudly displays their own plaque commemorating the achievement, in which the magazine gushes over the "contented clucking of their free-range chickens that come from either their hens or those within a 10-mile radius of their tiny new restaurant on the Great Bay. Practically everything is locally produced. Breakfasts are exceptional. So are burgers and beers at sundown."

To read more Best in NH awards, click here!

Fresh Local featured in GQ!

Aug 12, 2009

In an article that highlights the best food trucks, Fresh Local was given a spot on the podium next to trucks from major cities from LA to NY and Portsmouth?  Yes, thats right Portsmouth, NH was put on the map with the Fresh Local's orange truck.  The article highlights the comback of street food across the country and how it is becoming an important part of how we do breakfast, lunch and late night eats.  For more info pick up this months GQ or if you haven't seen the ocean view swing on down to Fresh Local Bayside and read the copy they have for free and see why they made it on the list! You can also read more online here!

Acorn Cultivates New Hampshire's First Organic Hair and Beauty Salon

Aug 11, 2009

Featured in Exception Magazine

 The Biz: Acorn’s website displays a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” This philosophy exemplifies Acorn’s eco-friendly business practices, sprouting as the first organic hair salon in New Hampshire.

Owners Allison Degan and Laura MacKay worked together in beauty and hairstyling for eight years prior to Acorn. After discussing opening a salon together, Degan further proposed going green...


To read the entire article in Exception Magazine, click here!

Portsmouth clothier promotes green products, practices

Aug 4, 2009

Featured in the Portsmouth Herald

PORTSMOUTH — The messages on its T-shirts are creative and playful: "Sow simple, reap greatness," "Uptight? Dance!" and "No time? Enjoy now." But the Portsmouth company's goals go far beyond selling shirts with slogans.

At a glanceGreen Fashion Line hopes to spark a green revolution by promoting healthier attitudes through its products, business practices and partnerships, all of which espouse a reduce-reuse-recycle approach to consumption.

"We're a social movement concerned with better ways to live and give back to the community," said general manager Brenda Strum.

The company's mission is to produce high-quality, eco-friendly clothing backed by superior customer service and to address social and environmental concerns by developing donor and resale partnerships with like-minded businesses.