Climate Change

Anaerobic Digestion: A Solution to Diverting Wasted Food

By |2020-01-13T11:46:26-05:00January 13th, 2020|Climate Change, Composting, Farm Energy, Food Waste, 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 were 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.

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

Wasting Food is a Waste of Money

By |2018-08-14T11:37:10-04:00August 14th, 2018|Climate Change, Composting, Food Donation, Food Waste|

Want to save money? Try looking in your refrigerator! According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy every year, which could cost a household as much as $2,275 annually! Wasting food means a waste of energy, water, and money. However, there are many

How to Increase Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency

By |2018-06-04T16:51:10-04:00January 12th, 2018|Climate Change, Drive Green, Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Sustainability|

By Morgan O’Connor, Sustainability Fellow The EPA cites the transportation industry as the second largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the U.S. at 27% of all emissions, second only to electricity production at 29%. Although this statistic includes commercial airplanes, ships, trains, and freight trucks, the largest contributors are the cars that we

Living Building Challenge – R.W. Kern Center

By |2017-12-13T16:37:23-05:00December 13th, 2017|Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Green Build|

By Morgan O’Connor, Marketing and High Performance Building EcoFellow Recently, some of our staff toured a local Living Building on Hampshire College’s campus. The Living Building Challenge is seen as one of the most rigorous design standards in green building. Before certification, a project must prove itself to align with the seven “petals” that make