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

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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

BusinessWest: A New Report Details Impact Of Food-Waste Reduction Efforts

“When we evaluate the impact of these waste bans,” Mansell told BusinessWest, “we see they can create job growth, help feed more hungry people, and, of course, increase capacity at existing landfills.” Read the full article here Learn more about our work with wasted food: wastedfood.cetonline.org

THE GREEN TEAM 2018-2019 Highlights

School is back in session and so is THE GREEN TEAM. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now open! If you are a Massachusetts student, teacher, or parent interested in school programs that foster environmental and sustainable learning for all ages, GREEN TEAM registration may be the perfect opportunity! This environmental school program can

Using Upcycling to Reimagine Used Materials

You’re probably familiar with the concept of recycling, in which a product is broken down into its base materials and then remade into a new product, but how is that different from the growing popularity of ‘upcycling’? Instead of breaking down a product into its components, upcycling simply refashions or reuses the original object