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Eight Acres of Glass

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Skidmore seeks town approval to install large solar array as part of effort to go green!

PSC and NYSERDA PROVIDE ENERGY SAVING TIPS

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As Temperatures Drop, Consumers Asked To Save Energy and Money

More Medicines from Your Yard

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Medicine making is a simple, rewarding and most useful skill to develop

A New Season

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So what is good to eat this fall?

Some Considerations about Natural Shale Gas

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In the high-stakes game of Fracking, NYS is being played with little opportunity to benefit for the risks involved.

An Energy Efficient Business

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Cambell Ave Storage has installed over 8kW of PV and converted their lighting to LED. Here's the rest of the story. 

An Award Winning Energy Efficient Pool

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You can enjoy reduced energy consumption without sacrificing comfort with innovative energy efficient design.

Delmar Farmers Market Among Best in USA

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Delmar Farmers Market Ranked Among “101 Best Farmers Markets in America." Actually placed 51st!

Progress on Our Resiliency Plan

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Starting with an overgrown backyard and sandy soil and have made great strides! Here's how.

Current Student Reporters

Passive Solar Homes by Bruce Brownell

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Passive Solar Homes

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Bruce presents the passive solar home design he has been building for over 40 years.

Profile of Two Solar Installations

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500,000 BTU/Day from a 32 panel solar thermal array heats both house and pool.

Homesteading in Schenectady

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We have minimized our fossil fuel use in our home and food, all within a city setting!

Sustainability in the Suburbs

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Built with the sun in mind, this house cut its electric bill to $35 from $150 by installing PV! 

Student Reporter Newsroom

Century Solar Supply

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Finally, solar electric and thermal products and support are now provided locally. Going green is easier than ever!"

Our House and Car - Not the Ordinary!

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Our goal was to make our home and car energy independent. Here is how we did.

TEC-SMART Sustainability Series

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Student Reporter: Jesalyn Claeys

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A senior at Mechanicville HS, Jesalyn wants to make a difference by focusing on sustainability.

Tami’s Kitchen - September

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When the weather changes, so does what you cook

Green Building Note

An Intergenerational Garden

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Babies, teenagers, adults, middle agers, old folks and others dead and gone.  September has it all.  And you are still canning and freezing.

Solar Thermal Generates Air Conditioning?

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Geothermal heating is neat, but what Sundog does with the sun is nearly magic!

Sustainable Saratoga Update

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Comprehensive Plan Committee voted unanimously to accept unambiguously sustainable vision statement. Thank you!

Student Reporter: Brian Pfeil

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A senior at Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake, Brian wants to make a difference by inventing better ways to utilize energy.

Transition Albany, Monthly Meeting Notes

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Idling ban passed among other accomplishments for the month. Support Styrofoam ban!

Our Success Story by Jim Clauson

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To reduce the work of wood and protect against fossil fuel price increases, Homeowner invests in Geothermal and Solar Electric.

What is a Whole House Energy Audit?

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Ron gives an insider's view of what is involved when they take a look at your house.

Transition Schenectady Vale Farm

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Help always welcome at our Vale Farm!

Student Reporter: Alison Eberhardt

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Saratoga Springs High School Senior, Alison plans to write about the Adirondacks and become an architect.

Global Warming or Climate Change?

Book Review - Defender of Dirt

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I like dirt. Dirt is important and so are the creatures that live in and on it!

“CITY IN THE COUNTRY” Under Threat

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Ever vigilant, Sustainable Saratoga watches the important words in city vision. See why!

Tec-Smart Community Festival 2013

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Passive Solar Property

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13 Acres undeveloped land in Colonie, near Northway Exit 5. Owner prefers solar development.

NYSERDA HP Auditors

Medicines from Your Yard

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If you think it is great to grow your own food, wait until you experience making your own medicine

Fracking in New York: Weighing Risks and Benefits

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A review of Global, National, State and Local Fracking issues.

All Things Bountiful

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The ultimate in local food is right outside your door in your own garden

An Open Letter on Climate Change

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Recently sent to his friends and family. This is the best review and summary I've seen. Thanks John!

Book Review - Cooler Smarter

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An easy to read book with dozens of scientifically based ideas to help you fight global warming.

Fracking Challenged in Brasch’s New Book

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Here is a reivew of a new book by Walter Brasch that could be important us in NYS.

Public Health Effects of Hydrofracking – A wish list.

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Unable to find reliable public data on Fracking health issues John listed what he'd like to see. Add yours!

Hydraulic Fracturing Survey

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June 1st Newsletter survey is interesting even if not statistically valid. Results summarized.

100% Solar Home: Solar Access

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Here is how to be sure you will have the sun you need for that solar home or addition.

Solar South Notes

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Planting in July???

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July is the busiest month of the gardening year -- planting, picking, preserving

Raw Love

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Summer is the perfect time not to cook.  Eat raw and keep your kitchen cool and your body strong.

Hydraulic Fracturing: Intro & Issues

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George introduces Fracking and outlines some of the issues that are dividing our communities.

How Much Does it Really Cost to Heat Your House?

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Solar is looking better all the time. Take a look at the real cost to heat your house.

Saratoga Springs Comprehensive Plan Comments

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Express your ideas for a more sustainable city.

Fracking Issues

100% Solar Home - Energy Analysis

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Can the sun provide enough energy to heat our house?

Living in an AAE House Through Super Storm Sandy

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Bruce Brownell believes homes should be resilient. Here is a good example.

Welcome Visitors

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You don't have to plant everything that grows in your garden

Transition Schenectady Urban Farm Update

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Transition Schenectady plows ahead with vegetable garden in city.

Food Energy Quiz

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How are you doing conserving energy with respect to food? Take this quick quiz and see.

Transition Albany Meeting 21 May 2013 Minutes

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Transition Albany's monthly meeting reviews progress and discusses plans

 

Going Green Globally

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UAlbany’s MBA program includes an innovative real-life GREEN consulting project.

Wanted: Student Reporters

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Interested in energy and sustainability? Report on school events, analyze and comment on the issues.

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Saratoga’s Urban Forest Master Plan

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Trees don't get the credit they deserve. See what Saratoga is doing to change that!

Fresh Spring Veggies

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When the seasons change, it is good to change your diet.

Solar Concept - Entrance

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Thinking about your entrance has as much to do with comfort and convenience as energy.

Join the Micro Grid Revolution

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Big utilities versus micro grid. Carter shares his perspective - "...we need to imagine better!"

Little to No Global Warming Emissions

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Manufacture, installation, maintenance and decommissioning are small fraction of energy produced.

Ahh! May in the Garden

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The taste of Spring and the promise of Summer! Come garden with me...

Sustaining Sustainability

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Ben discusses last week's Darrow School Sustainability Symposium and his efforts to sustain sustainability.

Environmentalists Cry SGEIS Foul

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Government Watchdog and Environmental Groups Join Call to Scrap the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS)

More EV Charging Stations in Capital Region

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New York State, Golub Corporation Announce Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations At Niskayuna Price Chopper

Bruce Brownell, Passive Solar Pioneer

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Bruce Brownell Honored with Passive Pioneer Award by ASES.

Spring Eating!

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How to get fulfilling foods, proteins, and complex carbohydrates in the spring, when those soups and stews stop being appealing

New Beginnings

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April is the month of optimism.  So many happy beginnings in the garden in the spring.

Solar Concept: Active Area

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Here is a solar concept that improves comfort and reduces cost!

Cooler Smarter - Expert Advice

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Natalie shares the message of Jeff Dayette who spoke at TEC-SMART recently.

Solar Concept: Location of Spaces

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After shape, we were able to locate our spaces, always keeping the sun in mind!

We Are Not Motivated to Use Less Carbon!

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External costs of fossil fuels are ingnored in current pricing, but a carbon price, tax or fee would change that, at last! 

No Easy Way to Get Rid of Fossil Fuels

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Randy Simon wades through recent events and provides his balanced, scientific, and practical interpretation of our situation.

“What Next” Chapter 3

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John Howe, author of "The End of Fossil Fuels' provides a draft of Chapter 3 of his next book, "What's Next"

Transition Schenectady 1-26-13 Meeting Notes

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Transition Schenectady next meeting Thursday, March 28th at Clinton Street Public Library. 

My Nissan Leaf Experience…So far

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Kevin offers insight into winter driving, question about range, expectations, charging and cool things.

Broccoli What?

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Garden fresh is just around the corner. Here are some ideas to hold off those cravings...

Solar Concept: Area, Volume & Shape

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The first concept I considered was the overall shape and how that effected heat loss.

Is It Spring Yet??

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March is a month of challenges -- the biggest is patience

Speaking in the Middle

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Sandy Steubing, local resilience advocate and member of Transition Albany, speaks to groups

Transportation Happenings at the CDCC

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A Capital District Clean Communities Coalition Update: Electric Vehicles, Conference and Internship Opportunities!

Challenging Ourselves

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Ben reviews Darrow School's efforts and video in Green Cup Challenge. Challenges other kids to think green.

NYSERDA Provides $1.2 Million to Three Capital Region Companies

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Automated Dynamics of Schen., ThermoAura of Troy and Ecovative Design of Green Island Receive Awards!

A Lot of Hot Water!

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Most people use more hot water than Dan, Carl and David. A lot more!

iPermie, an e-book by Bob Waldrop

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Here is an excellent book that tells "Why" and "How To" permaculture your urban lifestyle.

Grain by Hand & Foot

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How might we make grain for bread without electricity? Watch this...

Solar Home: Design Philosophy

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Here are some of the philosophies I used to help me think differently when designing our home.

Jorgen Randers Spoke at UAlbany

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Last night Randers talked of Climate Change and the next 40 years. What do you think?

The Plot Thickens

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Winter in the northeast is long.
Evenings are dark and cold.
It’s a good time for a story -- a story with a good plot.

Transition Troy - February Plans

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Join us in (Re) Imaging what our fine city might be like in the future.

100% Solar Home: First Impressions

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Here are some of my first impressions about the sun, comfort and energy requirements.

Carbon Crunch by Dieter Helm

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How we're getting Climate Change wrong - and how to fix it.

Transition Albany meeting notes - January 15, 2013

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Here is a summary of our meeting and upcoming events and activities.

New Solar Incentives

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Now if you rent a solar PV system you can take advantage of new incentives.