George Plumb

George Plumb: Six ways to personally reduce greenhouse gases

Some causes that we can change dramatically are our individual lifestyle choices.

George Plumb: Addressing causes, not symptoms, of climate change

The primary cause of the environmental impact of climate change is the size of the population.

George Plumb: The religious imperative to support a carbon tax

As beings connected with all life on Earth, we must do what we can to address climate change and do it now.

George Plumb: The benefits of reduced lawn size

As a result of the abandonment of small farms, population growth, and development, almost every rural home has a huge lawn requiring a riding lawn mower.

George Plumb: True sustainability

As we have board meetings, conferences, and develop programs and courses on sustainability, let’s begin to have a deeper discussion about what that term really means.

George Plumb: Water pollution a result of overpopulation

We can’t have infinite growth on a finite planet, and we have already greatly exceeded those limits.

George Plumb: While human population grows, wildlife declines

The population of vertebrate species – mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish — on this planet has plummeted by 52 percent just since 1970.

George Plumb: Are we facing near-term human extinction?

It is now projected that due to overpopulation of homo sapiens, by the end of this century an estimated 50 percent of all plant and animal species on this earth will have gone extinct.

George Plumb: World Population Day

What will life be like for future generations given the huge impacts that scientists tell us that climate change and species extinction are going to have on our habitat and ecosystems?

George Plumb: Poverty & population

It’s time for economists and political leaders to stop saying that we have to grow the population in order to grow the economy.

Plumb: Vermont-authored books speak true on environment

Courtney and Zencey have the courage to say, what I believe no other environmental leader has said, “Vermont is not now a sustainable state, but in the effort to achieve that goal, it has a head start.”

Plumb: Electric vehicle a logical next step

The MiEV goes about 62 miles on a charge so I can easily make it from Washington to Montpelier and back, and if I do need to go further, the Montpelier City Hall has a free public EV charging station where I can get an extra charge if I need to.

Plumb: Vermont’s environment healthy? Says who?

From a distance, yes, one can say that Vermont’s mountains still look green and beautiful. But if one drives closely around those mountain one can see that on some sides of those mountains there are small cities with hundreds of housing units and hotels built on steep hillsides …

Plumb: Tough decisions

It is time that we begin to ask ourselves what is really more important: our pleasure enhanced by the use of gasoline and diesel, or the life of the generations who are going to follow us?