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.

Creative Reuse: Light Globe Center Pieces

By |2019-11-25T16:15:33-05:00November 25th, 2019|Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

Looking for a fun way to decorate for the holidays without buying decorations you know you’ll just throw away? Try this upcycling craft to convert your spare light globes into fun, light-filled centerpieces! These spare light globes were found at EcoBuilding Bargains, the largest reclaimed and surplus building material store in New England. Use your

DIY Toiletries Using Items from Your Kitchen Cabinet

By |2019-11-22T09:39:03-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Creative reuse, Food Waste, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

Have you ever had that one baking project where you bought all the ingredients you needed, but then they just end up sitting in your kitchen cabinets? This project is a great way to put those ingredients to good use! These DIY toiletry products are all natural and help prevent skin irritation caused by harsh

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

Creative Reuse Project: DIY Hot Plate with Repurposed Fall Leaves

By |2019-10-31T15:46:06-04:00October 31st, 2019|Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

Have you been wondering what to do with all the fall leaves in your backyard? Look no further than our latest creative reuse project. Collect a pile of fall leaves and create a DIY hot plate in just a few short steps! This project is perfect for Halloween potlucks, Thanksgiving gatherings, and other fall festivities.