Environment

Harvesting the sun, or how we ‘went solar’

Thursday, Oct 16 - I decided to investigate the solarize program launched by Gov. Deval Patrick and spearheaded locally by Malcolm Fick with the town’s Energy Committee as well as Juliette Haas of Egremont. Calculations showed that a free-standing structure with 20 photovoltaic panels would provide 100 percent of the electrical energy that we typically consumed.

Reflections on the People’s Climate March in New York

Saturday, Sep 27 - "Notwithstanding the daunting prospect of climate disruption, we now know that the troops are there for the long fight, and they're in good spirit!" -- Tom Stokes of Stockbridge, coordinator of the Pricing Carbon Initiative, and one of more than 300 Berkshire residents who took part in the Climate March.

Climate march Sept. 21 in NYC; Berkshirites to take part

Friday, Sep 19 - Edge correspondents Victor Feldman, the author of this story, and his Great Barrington Waldorf High School colleague Evan Seitz will be at the People’s Climate March Sunday. They will be filing their observations of the event on our Twitter feed, @BerkEdge, that is displayed on our home page as “This Just In.” On Sunday, for the duration of the demonstration, our Twitter feed will be titled “Climate March.” Please follow their accounts.

Odor issues halt Log Homes bioremediation

Monday, Aug 25 - “We never anticipated that the site’s cleanup would be concurrent with the heaviest rainfall in 227 years.” -- Chris Young, Biotech Restorations CEO

Monument Mountain preserve, trails extended to village of Housatonic

Thursday, Aug 21 - “Open space is the industry. It promotes wellness, provides community, and lends itself to a happy, healthy society.” -- Ethan Culleton, who sold 45 acres on the western slope of Monument Mountain, including Flag Rock, to the Trustees of Rserversations.

The future of food: Beyond farm to table

Monday, Aug 11 - "It is not enough to just support the farmer; we need to support the land that supports the farmer." -- Chef and author Daniel Barber, owner of Blue Hill Farm in Monterey

Gideon’s Garden: So others may eat

Wednesday, Jul 16 - “Gideon’s Garden is the best thing. It’s such a pleasure partnering with them. They have a big heart; they care about everybody.” --George Laye, director of the Guthrie Center

Circus is coming! Smirkus is coming!

Tuesday, Jul 15 - The Circus Smirkus performances are a benefit for the Great Barrington Fairgrounds Redevelopment Project. The Smirkus theme is: “Anchors Away for Atlantis, a maritime merriment under the briny big top.”

Stopping the pipeline: What are the options?

Monday, Jul 7 - The proposed pipeline route travels through an estimated 20 state-protected wildlife management areas and state forests, municipal watershed protection areas, the reservations and sanctuaries of The Trustees and Mass Audubon, and the Appalachian Trail.