News : June 2010

Zero Waste Portsmouth Brings Recycling to Downtown

Jun 30, 2010

From the Portsmouth Herald
By Laura Roach

City residents can expect a change of the recycling scenery downtown in the coming months. Due to the initiative and work of the members of Zero Waste Portsmouth, rusty downtown bins may soon be replaced by artistic, zero waste stations.

Zero Waste Portsmouth is a grass-roots partnership of the Islington Creek Neighborhood Association, EcoMovement and Tim Gaudreau Studios. The organization will be starting the first public recycling program in Portsmouth, called the Downtown Portsmouth Zero Waste Project. ZWP is teaming up with the Portsmouth school system to design the waste stations.

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Middleton Building Supply aids 'zero waste' effort: Middleton helps create designer recycling bins

Jun 28, 2010

From The Sunday Portsmouth Herald

By Alex Cooper

Middleton Building Supply of Dover and Hampton is taking a progressive step forward from green business to green advocacy.

The company recently joined forces with Tim Gaudreau, a Portsmouth-based eco-artist, and Karina Quintans to aid in their Zero-Waste initiative in Portsmouth. The idea behind the project is to dramatically reduce the amount of waste dumped into Rochester's Turnkey landfill. The project would place artistically designed bins around Portsmouth for recycling and composting.

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Getting the Green Light: Couple Run Energy-Efficiency Lighting Business

Jun 28, 2010

From Concord Monitor
By Maddie Hanna

Two years ago, Peter Ellinwood was a vice president in the life insurance branch of a large investment company. Now he sells lightbulbs out of his School Street home.

Ellinwood and his wife, Suzanne, run an energy-efficient lighting business through the website they created, GreenPoma.com.

They weren't lighting experts before they launched the site 16 months ago. But to hear Ellinwood talk, you wouldn't know it. He speaks passionately about his products (Of a Phillips Energy Advantage halogen bulb: "Beautiful, bright white light - we love it") and spits out quick calculations about how much a consumer could save by upgrading to an energy-efficient bulb.

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ReVision’s Clean and Efficient “Solar Spill” on YouTube

Jun 17, 2010

ReVision is getting the word out about solar energy.  The state of Maine receives an overflowing amount of sunshine.  Sunshine = solar energy. Solar energy can be used to heat your home's water or generate electricity using solar panels.  Watch ReVision's short video below to learn more!

Your Hair Could Help Save the Oil Spill

Jun 16, 2010

From BusinessNH Magazine 

By Jim Cavan

Last week, owners Allie Degan and Laura McKay began making calls to salons throughout the Seacoast in an effort to collect as much hair and nylon as possible to help aid disaster relief efforts.

Why hair? The answer is actually quite simple. Hair, particularly when stuffed into nylon stockings or tubes, can absorb a tremendous amount of oil. But while similar methods have been used on a much smaller scale with noted success, the most recent spill, which may end up being the largest in history, is anything but small scale.

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Dealership Sees Interest in Green Mowing Options

Jun 9, 2010

From Rurallifestyledealer.com

EXETER, N.H. (June 2, 2010) — Ten years ago, when electric lawn mowers were first put to market en masse, very few retailers offered the cleaner, greener option.

Now, a decade later, electric lawn mowers have become more reliable, more capable, and — perhaps most importantly — more affordable. But while the popularity may have grown and the technology improved, one thing hasn't: Then, as now, Exeter's Perkins Lawnmower is offering the latest in green mowing options.

Perkins, a third-generation, Exeter-based family purveyor of lawn equipment and maintenance services, is a business that has literally grown with the technology. It started back in the early 1950s, selling and servicing reel push mowers — the ancient dinosaurs you'd expect to see on the Flintstones and have been relegated to collecting dust in barns and basements.

Perkins Lawn Mower offers cleaner, greener electric mowing options

Jun 3, 2010

From Seacoastonline.com 

By Jim Cavan 

Ten years ago, when electric lawn mowers were first put to market en masse, very few retailers offered the cleaner, greener option.

Now, a decade later, electric lawn mowers have become more reliable, more capable, and — perhaps most importantly — more affordable. But while the popularity may have grown and the technology improved, one thing hasn't: Then, as now, Exeter's Perkins Lawnmower is offering the latest in green mowing options.

Perkins, a third-generation, Exeter-based family purveyor of lawn equipment and maintenance services, is a business that has literally grown with the technology. It started back in the early 1950s, selling and servicing reel push mowers — the ancient dinosaurs you'd expect to see on the Flintstones and have been relegated to collecting dust in barns and basements.

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