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Community Solar: Accessible Renewable Energy

By |2020-10-07T08:48:58-04:00October 5th, 2020|Green for Homes, Local green power, Renewable Energy|

Installing solar panels on your roof is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. The average American household uses around 11,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity every year and switching those kilowatt-hours to a renewable source can keep around 10,000 pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere per household; the carbon equivalent of taking two cars

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

BusinessWest: A New Report Details Impact Of Food-Waste Reduction Efforts

By |2019-09-19T16:24:54-04:00September 19th, 2019|Energy Savings, Green for Homes, Local green power, Renewable Energy, Solar Access|

“When we evaluate the impact of these waste bans,” Mansell told BusinessWest, “we see they can create job growth, help feed more hungry people, and, of course, increase capacity at existing landfills.” Read the full article here Learn more about our work with wasted food: wastedfood.cetonline.org

Berkshire Eagle: Solar Access program a ‘game-changer’ – just ask this Adams homeowner

By |2019-04-15T16:51:22-04:00April 15th, 2019|Energy Savings, Green for Homes, Local green power, Renewable Energy, Solar Access|

"Noyes owes his energy-saving success to being the first person to enroll in Solar Access. The year-old state-sponsored initiative is designed to make solar energy more affordable for middle- and low-income households..." Read the full article here Learn more about the Solar Access program: cetonline.org/solaraccess

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