Kirk Carapezza http://nhpr.org en Better Bring Your Own: University Of Vermont Bans Bottled Water http://nhpr.org/post/better-bring-your-own-university-vermont-bans-bottled-water When students at the <a href="http://www.uvm.edu/" target="_blank">University of Vermont</a> resume classes on the snow-covered Burlington campus Monday, something will be missing: bottled water. UVM is the latest university to ban on-campus sales of bottled water.<p>At one of UVM's recently retrofitted refill stations, students fill up their reusable bottles with tap water. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:22:00 +0000 Kirk Carapezza 20084 at http://nhpr.org Better Bring Your Own: University Of Vermont Bans Bottled Water As Battery Demand Falls, Can Energizer Keep Going? http://nhpr.org/post/battery-demand-falls-can-energizer-keep-going Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And now, let's turn to today's business bottom line. As more people buy smartphones and other devices that run on rechargeable batteries - this will come as no surprise - sales of single-use, disposable batteries are dropping; and that is not without consequences. Energizer announced this month that the company will close three plants because of decreased demand. That is a 10 percent cut of its global workforce. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:48:00 +0000 Kirk Carapezza 17550 at http://nhpr.org Vt. Town Hires Livestock To Save Money, Go Green http://nhpr.org/post/vt-town-hires-livestock-save-money-go-green Cities and towns facing tight budgets have often neglected their cemeteries, an oversight that has left many of them in disrepair with broken fencing, crumbling gravestones, overgrown grass and persistent weeds.<p>But this summer, the Vermont town of Charlotte implemented a new strategy to both save money and keep grass in the town's graveyards under control, and it's a decidedly traditional way of doing it: Let goats and sheep do the work.<p>Stephen Brooks, who oversees two graveyards in town and smaller plots as chairman of the town's Cemetery Commission, admits it's all rather pastoral. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 20:18:00 +0000 Kirk Carapezza 13442 at http://nhpr.org Vt. Town Hires Livestock To Save Money, Go Green