Celebrating Martha's Vineyard's Greatest Water Bodies SIMPLE / SMART / SUSTAINABLE / STORIES THE GREAT PONDS The Foraging Farmer SIMPLE / SMART / SUSTAINABLE / STORIES Rebecca Gilbert of Native Earth Teaching Farm is the author of the new book, Weed Wisdom What's So Bad About Pavement? Reimagining our paved spaces can go a long way toward reducing heat SIMPLE / SMART / SUSTAINABLE / STORIES

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In Search of Greatness: Martha’s Vineyard’s Great Ponds

Islanders are hard at work conserving Martha’s Vineyard’s Great Ponds — what exactly is a Great Pond? And what's at stake? Reporter Sam Moore dives into these brackish waters to explore the history of Great Ponds conservation.


Living Sustainably on Martha's Vineyard


A Letter from the Editors of Bluedot Living

For a relative newcomer to Martha’s Vineyard it’s the ocean that dazzles. But spend any time here and you’ll realize that, to longtime Islanders, the real jewels are the...

In a Word

In a Word: Micromobility

For lots of us, talk of electric vehicles typically defaults to cars or SUVs. And yet, though there is undoubtedly an EV revolution at...

In a Word: Soft Fascination

When Spencer Kelly was in grade five, his teacher became exasperated by what she called his “daydreaming.” While the other kids had turned to...

In a Word: Aquamation

On December 26, 2021, Desmond Tutu died, leaving a legacy of deep justice and faith. So it’s perhaps no surprise that he chose to...

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Dear Dot: How Do I Dispose of Cooking Oils?

Dear Dot,  I recently read an article about “fatbergs” in our sewers and I’m afraid I might have been part of the problem. I’m wondering...

Dear Dot: I Need a Deck Discussion

Dot discusses decks from her deck.

Dear Dot: How Do I Find Sustainable Coffee?

Dear Dot,Coffee, how do I choose? It says locally brewed but does that mean it’s better for the environment? What do all those labels...


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