green http://nhpr.org en Sharing is Caring http://nhpr.org/post/sharing-caring <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: Some green groups are promoting the simple notion of sharing as a way to green communities and combat waste. Can you explain?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <em>-- Becky Lipscomb, Centereach, NY</em></p><p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 33305 at http://nhpr.org Sharing is Caring Green Business Initiative Sees Rewards, But Faces Challenges http://nhpr.org/post/green-business-initiative-sees-rewards-faces-challenges <p>A taxpayer-funded eco-business program is paying off for New Hampshire.&nbsp; The <a href="http://greenlaunchingpad.org/" target="_blank">Green Launching Pad</a> at the <a href="http://unh.edu/" target="_blank">University of New Hampshire</a> has given grants to more than a dozen start-ups in the state.&nbsp; But it hasn’t awarded any new funds since last year.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 23144 at http://nhpr.org Green Business Initiative Sees Rewards, But Faces Challenges Let A Stranger Drive Your Car? More Owners Say 'Yes' http://nhpr.org/post/let-stranger-drive-your-car-more-owners-say-yes It would be difficult for some people to let a stranger drive off with one of their most valuable possessions. But not for Stanford graduate student Katie Hagey.<p>Hagey is one of a growing number of individual car owners who have started renting their wheels to people they don't know through car-sharing startup companies resembling the better-known <a href="http://www.zipcar.com/">Zipcar</a>.<p>Hagey makes an extra $150 a month by renting out her car via <a href="http://wheelz.com/">Wheelz</a>, a Silicon Valley car-sharing startup. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:55:00 +0000 Charla Bear 2318 at http://nhpr.org Let A Stranger Drive Your Car? More Owners Say 'Yes' America's Funeral Industry Sees New Life http://nhpr.org/post/americas-funeral-industry-sees-new-life <p>Funeral homes are adapting to recent trends of eco-friendliness and personalization in effort to keep the business thriving. We take a look at what consumers are asking for and how the traditional spirituality of a funeral is becoming less common.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 14:48:19 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1606 at http://nhpr.org America's Funeral Industry Sees New Life