Brian Premo

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Anaerobic Digestion: A Solution to Diverting Wasted Food

By |2020-03-27T09:50:55-04:00January 13th, 2020|Climate Change, Composting, Farm Energy, Food Waste, News, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

Why is Wasted Food a Problem? According to The U.S. Department of Agriculture, 30-40% of the food in America is wasted. In 2017 alone, almost 41 million tons of food waste was generated and only 6.3% of that waste was diverted from landfills and incinerators for composting. Wasted food also represents a significant misallocation of resources.

DIY Toiletries Using Items from Your Kitchen Cabinet

By |2019-11-22T09:39:03-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Creative reuse, Food Waste, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

Have you ever had that one baking project where you bought all the ingredients you needed, but then they just end up sitting in your kitchen cabinets? This project is a great way to put those ingredients to good use! These DIY toiletry products are all natural and help prevent skin irritation caused by harsh

Greening the Grid in Massachussetts

By |2019-11-06T16:10:59-05:00November 6th, 2019|Climate Change, Drive Green, Education, Local green power, Renewable Energy, Sustainability|

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

Energy Efficiency Day!

By |2019-10-16T17:24:09-04:00October 16th, 2019|Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Go Green, Green for Business, Green for Homes, Outreach, Sustainability, Uncategorized|

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

Minimize Waste with a Minimalist Lifestyle

By |2019-09-16T16:05:26-04:00August 30th, 2019|EcoBuilding Bargains, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

Minimalism, also known as “simple living” is about living with less and using what you have to its maximum ability. Minimalistic living is essential to developing a sustainable lifestyle and will help you reduce your carbon footprint. By using less, you decrease the demand for materials that would typically end up in a landfill after