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Cindy Kane Unpacks The Baggage of Climate Change

In her latest work, the artist asks: "What does ecological grief look like? What does it mean to carry our psychological encumbrances through the world?" As the impacts of climate change become more apparent on Martha’s Vineyard and around the world, artist Cindy Kane has stayed grounded by tending her...

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Right at Home: The Sun People of Vineyard Haven

Emily and Steve Solarazza are really committed to solar power.  When I walk up to Steve and Emily Solarazza’s 600-square foot Vineyard Haven home on a sunny June afternoon, they greet me on their front deck, where they are roasting two sweet potatoes in a solar oven. They tell me it takes several hours for the potatoes to cook in...

Lawn and Disorder: Battle of the Blades

Can a couple with competing yard ideals achieve a green new deal? My husband, like so many North American men, loves a lush green lawn....

Rebecca Gilbert: Foraging Farmer

The owner of Native Earth Teaching Farm in Chilmark is the author of the new book, Weed Wisdom Rebecca Gilbert remembers living through Hurricane Bob...

Sweet Dreams: Ginny Bee Honey Keeps it Local

This family operation is getting quite the buzz.  Brent Brown has found the perfect way to realize his dreams of farming the land. Rather than...

Making a Garden for Changing Climes

Create a low-effort, eco-aware, and gorgeous Vineyard garden. No one likes to be reminded of limits, and yet it is more and more critical to...

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Donate to Climate Projects via the Climate Action Fund

While parts of this country experience record heat waves, nations throughout the world are beset by dangerously soaring temperatures, and President Biden is struggling to...

Maggie’s Salon Cuts Out Hair Care Waste

Every minute, the beauty industry in North America sends 877 pounds of waste to the landfill. Over the course of a day, salons in...
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Local Heroes: Tess Bramhall and Pam Goff

The pair is committed to preserving 40% of the Vineyard's land area. Tess Bramhall and Pam Goff share a...

Accounting for Carbon

How a little-known center in Woods Hole became a hub for climate research and policy. Looking at the stately Woodwell Climate Research Center, which sits on a hill off the road leading to Woods Hole, you might not guess that...

Weather Report: Why Do the Seas Rise?

A certain amount of sea level rise is locked in. So what are we going to do about it?  The phrases “climate change” and “sea level rise” nearly go hand in hand, particularly when discussed in coastal communities like Martha’s Vineyard. Many of the cliché images of global warming often...

Room for Change

Room For Change: The Lawn

If you must mow, consider going electric with mowers and blowers that do the job with less pollutants. It is summer, people. Time to get...

Cruising with Currier

Kristi and Alan Strahler Lead the Climate Week Convoy

Bluedot Living loved Climate Week back in May. Because our spring issue was already in production that week, we couldn’t report on Climate week...

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