What is Strategic Electrification? Strategic electrification involves switching appliances, heating and cooling systems, and other energy users in your home to be electrically powered instead of dependent on fossil fuels. When paired with renewable energy sources, strategic electrification increases energy efficiency and reduces pollution. This method has the potential to lower energy costs as well. As
EcoFellowship Experience After graduating with a degree in Biology, I found fulfilling part-time work with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s afterschool programs. Capabilities I had nurtured in school, regarding things like simultaneous self-sufficiency and team spirit, were relevant in that role and in my EcoFellowship role afterwards. Whenever I had free time, I felt empowered to
Shopping online versus shopping in-person: which is more environmentally friendly? The holiday season has arrived and along with it comes the pressures and pitfalls of excess consumerism. While giving and receiving gifts can be thrilling, you might be wondering about the environmental impact of all the shopping you’re doing, and how you can lessen it.
REDUCING FOOD WASTE IN K-12 SCHOOLS The Center for EcoTechnology (CET) helps guide educational institutions on how to improve their approach to wasted food solutions and reduce their waste across the United States. In collaboration with many organizations, schools in states such as Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts have implemented food waste prevention, recovery, and
Weatherization Works! On October 18th, we held our Weatherization Works webinar. If you missed the webinar, or want to revisit a topic we covered, check out the recording below! Weatherizing your home is an easy fix that can greatly increase your comfort while decreasing living costs. The focuses of the webinar included home energy efficiency,