Education

Food for Thought: Diverting Wasted Food From Higher Education

By |2020-05-04T11:20:31-04:00May 1st, 2020|Composting, Education, Food Donation, Food Waste, RecyclingWorks, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

Forty percent of food in America is wasted; yet even while we are throwing away edible food, one in eight Americans remain food insecure. This discrepancy between resource availability and need is important now more than ever. With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, many food service providers are finding themselves left with surplus food

Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years!

By |2020-04-22T08:17:51-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Climate Change, Earth Month, Education, Energy Efficiency, Recycling, Renewable Energy, Sustainability|

This year, April 22, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The first official Earth Day was held in 1970, when 22 million Americans engaged in rallies, marches, and educational programs to advocate for clean air, land, and water. Since then, Earth Day has grown to become a global celebration raising awareness of environmental issues

Recycle Smarter Not Harder: 5 Recycling Tips

By |2020-01-29T17:37:34-05:00January 28th, 2020|Education, Recycling, RecyclingWorks, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

We know that recycling can be confusing! The rules around recycling are constantly changing and evolving. In this blog, we will provide some easy-to-follow tips on how to recycle properly in Massachusetts. The simplest way to determine if an item is recyclable or not in Massachusetts, is to check the Recyclopedia. This is a tool

Greening the Grid in Massachussetts

By |2020-07-15T10:46:17-04:00November 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

One of the Best Parts of the EcoFellowship: Community Engagement!

By |2019-10-31T15:43:02-04:00October 22nd, 2019|EcoFellows, Education, Local green power, Sustainability|

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