Greening the Grid in Massachussetts

In the past few decades, average global temperatures have climbed sharply. Studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activity. Ninety-seven percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree with this statement. Graph of global temperature rise per year from NASA

Creative Reuse Project: DIY Hot Plate with Repurposed Fall Leaves

Have you been wondering what to do with all the fall leaves in your backyard? Look no further than our latest creative reuse project. Collect a pile of fall leaves and create a DIY hot plate in just a few short steps! This project is perfect for Halloween potlucks, Thanksgiving gatherings, and other fall festivities.

Solar Hot Water

David Smith poses in front of his solar hot water array at Smith's Country Cheese Switch to Solar Hot Water and Save! What is Solar Hot Water?  A solar hot water system captures heat from sunlight and circulates the thermal energy to a water tank. Solar hot water systems reduce the usage of traditional water

By |2019-10-25T14:09:49-04:00October 25th, 2019|Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Green for Business|

One of the Best Parts of the EcoFellowship: Community Engagement!

Our EcoFellows have had many community engagement opportunities these past weeks! They had meetings with social justice groups and city planners, tours of various High-Performance Buildings, and interesting discussions while attending a Green Careers Conference. These events encouraged the Fellows to understand the region and surrounding towns in a more holistic way. Here are some

By |2019-10-31T15:43:02-04:00October 22nd, 2019|EcoFellows, Education, Local green power, Sustainability|

Energy Efficiency Day!

October 2 was Energy Efficiency Day! This is a national collaborative effort of dozens of energy efficiency advocacy groups to help people cut carbon, save money, and breathe easier. The Center for EcoTechnology collaborated with Columbia Gas, Advanced Energy Group, and Eversource to perform 25 energy audits for small businesses in Springfield, MA. We were