The Faux Pas of Fast Fashion

Fast Fashion: the mad dash from production to store Within the past two decades, global clothing production has ramped up and nearly doubled, stimulating the phenomenon of “fast fashion”. This concept refers to the business model that emerged as the production of textiles became more efficient, increasing the amount and variety of garments. Fast fashion

By |2020-09-17T15:42:08-04:00September 17th, 2020|Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

Is Working from Home Better for the Environment?

Working From Home The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to change many of our habits. We now must wear masks, social distance, avoid crowded buildings and events, and curtail our long-distance travel—just to name a few. Countless lives and daily routines have been changed in a myriad of different ways, but at least one of

By |2020-09-11T16:10:14-04:00September 11th, 2020|Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Green for Homes|

Meet the 2020-2021 EcoFellows!

It’s time to welcome another round of EcoFellows to the team at the Center for EcoTechnology! The EcoFellowship Program is a one-year paid fellowship position to work with CET staff and other EcoFellows to carry out a range of activities related to climate action initiatives and educational programming in western Massachusetts. EcoFellows support CET’s initiatives to

By |2020-09-16T12:11:15-04:00September 4th, 2020|EcoFellows, News|

Spring Cleaning: Keeping an Eye Out for Difficult to Manage Items in Your Home

With many individuals working from home, you may be choosing this time to de-clutter your space! There are potentially hazardous materials you may come across when spring cleaning, such as certain lightbulbs, thermostats, and batteries. Learn how to identify and manage elemental mercury, mercury-containing devices, and other difficult to manage or hazardous wastes. What is

By |2020-07-21T15:37:19-04:00July 15th, 2020|Green for Homes, Health & Safety, Waste Diversion|
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