Health & Safety

Spring Cleaning: Keeping an Eye Out for Difficult to Manage Items in Your Home

By |2020-07-21T15:37:19-04:00July 15th, 2020|Green for Homes, Health & Safety, Waste Diversion|

With many individuals working from home, you may be choosing this time to de-clutter your space! There are potentially hazardous materials you may come across when spring cleaning, such as certain lightbulbs, thermostats, and batteries. Learn how to identify and manage elemental mercury, mercury-containing devices, and other difficult to manage or hazardous wastes. What is

Food Waste Initiative Creates Jobs in Massachusetts

By |2016-12-28T16:40:29-05:00December 23rd, 2016|Articles, Climate Change, Composting, Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Food Donation, Food Waste, Go Green, Green for Business, Green for Homes, Health & Safety, Local green power, Press Release, Recycling, RecyclingWorks, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

To help businesses and institutions maximize recycling, reuse, and composting opportunities, the Center for EcoTechnology administers a program called  RecyclingWorksMA for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. The agency has just released a report highlighting the economic benefits in Massachusetts of food waste reduction initiatives. The following post, with a link to the report, was originally posted

Wind Turbine Myths…Busted!

By |2018-06-18T14:10:20-04:00October 21st, 2016|Climate Change, Energy Savings, Health & Safety, Local green power, Renewable Energy, Sustainability|

Wind power is becoming increasingly affordable and has the potential to greatly reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and create less pollution in the air. However, there are several misconceptions about this new type of technology, so let’s set the record straight by busting some of the most common myths about wind turbines! Myth One:

Back to School Green Tips- College Edition

By |2019-08-23T19:26:17-04:00September 14th, 2016|Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Food Waste, Go Green, Health & Safety, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

From dorm rooms to classrooms, living on a college campus provides many opportunities to be more eco-friendly. Here are 10 practical and affordable ways to do just that: 1. Take class notes electronically Don’t waste money and paper on buying notebooks, use your laptop or tablet for note-taking instead! 2. Borrow instead of buying more