Friday, September 17, 2021

Greening Martha

Vineyard Golf Club will provide an environmental model for Rio

The Olympic project will showcase sustainable golf course management concepts developed at The Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown.

Mass Senate energy bill tackles high costs

Legislation aimed at tackling the drivers of high energy costs in Massachusetts unveiled Monday by state senators closely mirror a bill released last week opening up long-term renewable energy contracts to competitive bidding and more than doubling the amount of renewables required to be purchased by utilities.

Feds asked to name Martha’s Vineyard waters a no discharge zone

If the state has its way, it will become illegal to discharge sewage into the waters south of Cape Cod and around Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.

Massachusetts releases improved web based mapping tool

The site provides detailed data for ocean planning, coastal development, public safety, tourism, planning and marine environmental protection.

Gift of a Martha’s Vineyard goose prompts a culinary lesson

It takes a lot of work, but it's also supremely satisfying to do the work yourself and know how your food was treated every step of the way.

Environmental group will present Mill Pond study findings

The goal of the committee is to create a long-range management plan for the Mill Pond to address issues such as shoaling and invasive species.

West Tisbury will discuss green building codes on January 18

Green Community designation will hike construction cost but save on energy, estimates suggest.

Shell recycling workshop will highlight importance to marine ecosystem

The Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group, the Island's regional shellfish organization, will host a community workshop January 21 to explore the ideas and challenges of shell recycling on the Vineyard.

Island Dems will host sustainability advocate

The Martha's Vineyard Democrats monthly meeting held from 9 am to 10:30 am, Saturday, January 14, at the Howes House in West Tisbury will feature guest speaker Mary Jane Sorrentino.

Shotgun week was good for hunters, not so good for deer

The deer shotgun harvest is up after several poor years. That is good news for hunters and public health officials targeting tick borne diseases.

Island Wind District kept aloft by Martha’s Vineyard Commission

The Martha's Vineyard Commission voted to adopt new regulations to avoid the expiration of a Wind District of Critical Planning Concern.

South Mountain promotes Mass solar rebate program

On October 14th, the Commonwealth Solar II rebate program reopened with $3 million dollars to award by the end of 2011.

Earth’s Flame guarantees hotter fireplace savings

Earth's Flame, a Colorado-based company now advertising on the Vineyard, wants to retrofit fireplaces to reduce pollutants and increase fireplace efficiency.

Deep Water Wind submits federal application for waters west of Vineyard

The company describes the Block Island Wind Farm as a 30-megawatt demonstration scale offshore wind farm.

Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank revenues drop sharply

Land planning ebbs and flows with the real estate market and the Land Bank is in an ebb right now when it comes to land acquisition.

Green affordable housing at Eliakim’s Way

Eight high-performance, affordable, single-family homes on Eliakim's Way in West Tisbury are showing the way to energy affordability,

South Mountain offers luxe, ‘zero-energy’ house

There's a new house going up on West Spring Street in Tisbury, in the sweeping bend where the road past the Water Works swings east toward Vineyard Haven.

Habitat for Humanity will hold seminar for homebuyers

At 1 pm, Saturday in Nectars at the Martha's Vineyard Airport, Habitat for Humanity will hold a first-time homebuyer's seminar for people interested in the application process for a house, which Habitat is building in the Bailey Park Community Housing development in West Tisbury.

Conservation is good business, and Mass Save helps, contractor says

In these difficult economic times for Island contractors and associated trades, builders have adapted.

Governor Patrick touts wind farm job benefits

Under fire from campaign rivals who are pointing to the high costs of the Cape Wind project and its energy, Gov.