What Happened This Week?

Happy October! If you’ve been following our Instagram, you’ll see I dove into the season this week and treated my family to some very “Fall” things like our favorite local whoopie pie and traditional NH flowers. Fewer things make me happier than flowers – they are inexpensive, feel like a treat, add beauty to one’s home and you can compost when done! In the meantime, let’s talk about what’s happening with our environment…

Our hometown of Concord is aiming to switch to renewable energy and looking for a path forward. The goal is for “all electricity used locally to come from renewable sources by 2030, and the same for heating, cooling and transportation by 2050.Meanwhile The Monitor offers a good explanation of how our daily energy use is divided and what will be harder to change.

Covid still continues to affect the country. Many families (mine included!) and businesses are finding that pandemic life is negatively affecting zero-waste goals. Dartmouth is one institution that is unfortunately suffering from this problem. It’s heartbreaking.

Now for some good news! Animal welfare and rights continue to rise around the world, as we rethink our relationship with the wilderness. Plus, if you are looking for something to do outside this weekend, the Monitor offers a list a hikes with fire towers. You can also look at the kid-friendly hike list we put together here on GreenLifeNH.

And here’s a recap of other topics Hannah and I discussed this week on GreenLifeNH!

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