Discover Sustainable Living on Martha's Vineyard

Welcome to Bluedot Living Martha's Vineyard, your go-to source for climate news and solutions on-Island. Meet your neighbors who are taking steps toward change, browse local in-season recipes, and find advice on ways to reduce your impact on Earth at home and in your neighborhood.

Discover Sustainable Living on Martha's Vineyard

Welcome to Bluedot Living Martha's Vineyard, your go-to source for climate news and solutions on-Island. Meet your neighbors who are taking steps toward change, browse local in-season recipes, and find advice on ways to reduce your impact on Earth at home and in your neighborhood.

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ON-ISLAND

Community Focused Change

Local Hero: Jennifer Randolph

Meet the executive director of Kinship Heals, where protecting women and children is part of protecting Mother Earth.

AT HOME

Living Sustainably on Martha's Vineyard

Letters

A Letter from the Editor of Bluedot Living

Hello readers,  When we at Bluedot are planning our issues, we typically start with a story, then assign pictures or illustrations based on that. But for this issue — our...

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: Biomimicry

bio·​mim·​ic·​ry ¦bī-(ˌ)ō-¦mi-mi-krē, noun: the imitation of natural biological designs or processes in engineering or invention: biomimetics. “We are surrounded by geniuses,” says Janine Benyus, co-founder...

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...

Dear Dot

Dear Dot: Is Organic Food Really Better?

Dear Dot, I’m a Harvard alum and a recent article in the Gazette indicated that organic food is no better than conventionally grown. What say...

Dear Dot: What are Some Gift Alternatives to Store-Bought Stuff?

Dear Dot, While there are things I love about the holidays, the rampant consumerism depresses me. But friends and family still expect me to give...

Dear Dot: Does Wildfire Smoke Affect the Color of Hydrangea?

Dear Dot, I noticed on the Vineyard this summer that the usual bluey-purple hydrangeas were mostly pink or white. We were affected by wildfire smoke...

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From news about climate issues to tips on building sustainable homes, wilding our backyards, or cutting back our household plastic use, Bluedot Living delivers enlightening and eco-conscious ways to reduce our impact on Martha's Vineyard and on Earth.

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