How Organic Valley lit up 10 communities with solar while meeting its clean energy goals

August 8, 2019 by  
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The backstory on how the Butter Solar Project spreads solar across the Midwest

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2,000-year-old butter found in Irish bog is still edible

June 20, 2016 by  
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Long before the invention of refrigerators, ancient people found creative ways to keep their dairy products fresh. In parts of Ireland and Scotland , that sometimes involved burying mounds of butter in local bogs, where the low temperature, high acidity, and minimal oxygen would provide safe, long-term storage. One such piece of “bog butter” was recovered recently from Ireland’s Emlagh Bog. It weighs a massive 10 kilos (22 pounds) and it’s estimated to be over 2,000 years old – yet it appears to still technically be edible (although scientists advise against trying it). The remarkable find was made by turf cutter Jack Conaway while he was cutting peat for fuel. Conaway discovered the butter 12 feet down and immediately contacted the Cavan County Museum about his find, which is now housing the bog butter in its Conservation Department. According to the Museum, butter was once a luxury product, used in medieval times to pay taxes and rents. This particular lump of butter, however, lacks any kind of protective covering and was likely never intended to be dug up and used, leading researchers to suspect it was left as an offering to the gods. Related: Massive 1,000 LB Butter Sculpture Will Power Pennsylvania Farm for Three Days Surprisingly, this isn’t the biggest or oldest lump of bog butter to be recovered in Ireland. In 2013, another turf cutter found a massive container containing 45 kilograms (100 pounds) of butter that dated back 5,000 years. + Cavan County Museum Via Epoch Times Images via Cavan County Museum

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Massive 1,000 LB Butter Sculpture Will Power Pennsylvania Farm for Three Days

January 24, 2012 by  
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Each year the Pennsylvania Farm Show unveils a series of giant butter sculptures , and this year the mother of them all was revealed – a 1,000 pound piece of butter art. The sculpture depicts a 4-H member receiving a ribbon for a prized calf at the county fair. When the show is over, the sculpture’s creator Jim Victor of Conshohocken, Montgomery County will donate all 1,000 pounds of it to the Juniata County Dairy Farm, which will place it in a methane digester to generate 65 kilowatt-hours of electricity to run the farm. Read the rest of Massive 1,000 LB Butter Sculpture Will Power Pennsylvania Farm for Three Days Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biofuel , biofuel generator , butter , butter energy , butter sculpture , county fair , dairy farmers , energy for farming , energy from farming , farm biofuel , farm generator , farm sculpture , farming energy , green farming , mid atlantic dairy association , pennsylvania dairy production , pennsylvania farm show , pennsylvania farming , sustainable farming

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Bread & Butter Berlin: Knowledge Cotton Apparel’s Sexy Green Nerd Look

January 25, 2010 by  
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Photos courtesy of Knowledge Cotton Apparel Oh nerdy can be so sexy. Especially when we’re talking certified organic cotton nerd — or maybe I’m just getting carried away by this model’s glasses.

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Scott Brown’s Election "Energizes" Clean Energy Reform

January 25, 2010 by  
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Photo via USA Today If you thought the climate bill was dead in the water after Scott Brown’s election , think again. Brown has only served to “energize” the climate bill talks–talks led by the ‘tripartisan’ group of John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, and Joe Lieberman. Last Friday,

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Bread & Butter Berlin: What Color Nail Polish do Europeans Wear?

January 25, 2010 by  
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Photo via Bread & Butter While I did not notice a tremendous focus by the organizers of Bread & Butter (Winter collection 2010) on the environment, they did have a big marketing campaign for B&B for Charity , which “aims to raise and support social awareness,” according to press material, and benefits Die Arche , a charity supporting children and young people in need. Translation: You could pick up limited addition shirts and sweatshirts … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Bread & Butter Berlin: Costo Recycled Hats Solve the Pom-pom Problem

January 20, 2010 by  
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Photo copyright Mairi Beautyman To pom-pom or not to pom-pom? That is a question Finnish company Costo solves by making them removable.

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Barack Obama Gets a B+ from League of Conservation Voters

January 20, 2010 by  
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Photo via Core-Metal The League of Conservation Voters has released its annual presidential report card, where the man in the highest office in the land is taken task for the quality of his environmental policies. The results surprised me a little: the group awarded Barack Obama a B+ for his first year in office (I summed up the president’s 11 green milestones here ).

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New Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown on Climate, Energy, and Environment

January 20, 2010 by  
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Photo via the Telegraph In what truly is an embarrassing defeat for Democrats, the Massachusetts Senate seat once held by the late liberal icon Ted Kennedy has been won by Republican candidate Scott Brown. The Democratic candidate turned out an awful campaign, and now many a headline proclaims how health care is now threatened.

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