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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...

Dear Dot: Why Aren’t Electric Vehicle Chargers Universal?

Dear Dot, I read in Bluedot Living (Cruising with Currier, Spring 2022) that Tesla plans...

Room for Change

Room for Change: Rugs

I have never liked wall-to-wall carpeting. But a night on the carpet of the Delhi airport sealed the deal. I landed in Delhi around 2 a.m., after customs had closed. My fellow passengers and I were ushered to a large, chairless, carpeted area guarded by several police officers who told us we could “sleep” on the floor...

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Which Plants Should I Plant on Martha’s Vineyard?

In her story Making a Garden for Changing Climes, gardener Abigail Higgins outlines the need for a sustainable, resilient property. Here are some resources for getting started: Best Plants for...

Better Laundry, Better Planet

Do Your Laundry with Dropps, and other save-the-planet ideas.  How much laundry do you do? I do too much. While I don’t wash my jeans very often and my sweaters...

Handbook

The Ultimate Simple, Smart, Sustainable Handbook to Martha’s Vineyard

Recycling Composting Volunteering Writing Your Representative Second-Hand Stores Food Donations Community Resources RECYCLING All 6 towns have the same rules for what can and can’t be recycled. WHAT YOU CAN RECYCLE Rules: Empty, clean,...

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Essays

Lawn and Disorder: Battle of the Blades

Can a couple with competing yard ideals achieve a green new deal? My husband, like so...

Tell Me This: Why Would Anyone Litter?

We explore the psychology of those who befoul our beaches and roadways. My husband Chris spent...

Kilo-what? What’s the unit for measuring eco-guilt?

We just got our Capelight Company energy efficiency report. The graphic shows three lines. The...

My Mother the Pinchpenny (and Early Environmentalist)

Her thrifty ways presaged the conservation movement. My mother emerged from the Depression, World War Two,...
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