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Climate Solutions: Moving toward a circular economy — a regenerative approach

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Linear vs. Circular — What does it Mean? We have designed a linear, extractive economy: we take resources, make them into products, use them, and...

Climate Solutions: Regenerating soil — a key strategy

A Climate Solutions series would be remiss not talking about the importance of soil: its role as a carbon sink, and how caring for...

Climate Solutions: Plastics and recycling — we can do better!

We are drowning in plastics, and the oil industry is doing its best to keep it that way. Plastics, which are made from oil,...

Exploring the Vineyard’s future

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In mid-April, Island Innovation hosted the first Island Finance Forum, a virtual event where members of island communities across the world could exchange solutions...

Climate Solutions: Food waste

Food waste is 8 percent of greenhouse gas emissions … more than the carbon footprint of the airline industry. According to Project Drawdown, one-third of...

Lone star ticks emerge early this year

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With the unexpectedly premature arrival of lone star ticks on Martha’s Vineyard, boards of health are considering what the future of mitigation and prevention...

Deadwood sparks concern over forest fires

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Dukes County commissioners are concerned about drier weather and large amounts of deadwood increasing the potential for forest fires on Martha’s Vineyard.  For the past...

Climate Solutions: Taking care of ourselves and our species

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In our state, wind and solar are our greatest resources. What does solar do for us? Even though Massachusetts is not the sunniest, we are...

Keeping the Island clean, one beach at a time

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People on Martha’s Vineyard are more conscious about the impact of human activity on the natural environment than ever before. With the economy of the...

Climate Solutions: Going solar when you can’t do it at home

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Part of the vision of a 100 percent renewable energy Island includes large, community solar arrays around the Island. What is community solar? Most important,...

Climate Solutions: Resilient at home

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Imagine having enough energy storage at your house or in your neighborhood to be able to have some power and water during prolonged power...

Climate Solutions: Batteries make us resilient

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Imagine a Vineyard where we are generating our power from renewable sources, and have enough energy storage to sustain critical loads during prolonged power...
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