EPA Press Release: EPA announces 12 Healthy Communities Grants

News Releases from Region 01 EPA announces 12 Healthy Communities Grants awarded across four New England states as part of Children’s Health Month 10/21/2020 Contact Information:  Mikayla Rumph (rumph.mikayla@epa.gov) (617) 918-1016 BOSTON – As part of its ongoing celebration of Children’s Health Month, this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing 12 Healthy Communities Grants awarded

By |2020-10-21T13:31:58-04:00October 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Spoiler Alert: Confusion Over Date Labeling Creates Avoidable Food Waste

Food Waste: Ripe with Problems Have you ever brought home fresh produce, placed it in your fridge, only to forget about it until a week later, and then, like an archaeologist discovering an ancient artifact, you dig it out and notice something fuzzy growing on it? We’ve all been there. It’s unnerving to have to

By |2020-10-16T14:49:56-04:00October 16th, 2020|Composting, Food Donation, Food Waste, Green for Homes, Waste Diversion|

Community Solar: Accessible Renewable Energy

Installing solar panels on your roof is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. The average American household uses around 11,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity every year and switching those kilowatt-hours to a renewable source can keep around 10,000 pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere per household; the carbon equivalent of taking two cars

By |2020-10-07T08:48:58-04:00October 5th, 2020|Green for Homes, Local green power, Renewable Energy|

Press Release: CET to Receive EPA Funding to Support Anaerobic Digestion in Communities

Massachusetts-based Center for EcoTechnology Among 12 Organizations to Receive EPA Funding to Support Anaerobic Digestion in Communities 10/01/2020 Contact Information:  John Senn (senn.john@epa.gov) (617) 918-1019 BOSTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Agency selected 12 recipients to receive approximately $3 million in funding to help reduce food loss and waste and to

By |2020-10-02T14:45:03-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Farm Energy, Press Release, Waste Diversion|

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 |2020-10-02T11:25:11-04:00September 17th, 2020|Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|
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