Energy Efficiency Day!

By |2019-10-16T17:24:09-04:00October 16th, 2019|Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Go Green, Green for Business, Green for Homes, Outreach, Sustainability, Uncategorized|

October 2 was Energy Efficiency Day! This is a national collaborative effort of dozens of energy efficiency advocacy groups to help people cut carbon, save money, and breathe easier. The Center for EcoTechnology collaborated with Columbia Gas, Advanced Energy Group, and Eversource to perform 25 energy audits for small businesses in Springfield, MA. We were

Using Upcycling to Reimagine Used Materials

By |2019-09-16T16:08:19-04:00September 10th, 2019|Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Reuse Rockstar, Reused Building Materials, Sustainability|

You’re probably familiar with the concept of recycling, in which a product is broken down into its base materials and then remade into a new product, but how is that different from the growing popularity of ‘upcycling’? Instead of breaking down a product into its components, upcycling simply refashions or reuses the original object

Are You Storing Your Food Properly?

By |2019-09-16T16:09:56-04:00September 3rd, 2019|Food Waste, Sustainability, Waste Diversion, Zero Waste|

Rotten or wasted food is something that most of us have unfortunately experienced. You open the fridge door and there’s a peculiar smell that remains unidentifiable and pervasive. It haunts the fridge, seeping into your leftovers and pre-packed school lunches. Finally, it becomes unbearable and it’s time to examine the usual suspects: the berries you

Minimize Waste with a Minimalist Lifestyle

By |2019-09-16T16:05:26-04:00August 30th, 2019|EcoBuilding Bargains, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

Minimalism, also known as “simple living” is about living with less and using what you have to its maximum ability. Minimalistic living is essential to developing a sustainable lifestyle and will help you reduce your carbon footprint. By using less, you decrease the demand for materials that would typically end up in a landfill after

Meet the 2019-2020 EcoFellows!

By |2019-09-16T16:12:44-04:00August 23rd, 2019|EcoFellows, Outreach, Sustainability|

It’s time to welcome another round of EcoFellows to the team at the Center for EcoTechnology! The EcoFellowship Program is a one-year paid fellowship position to work with CET staff and other EcoFellows to carry out a range of activities related to climate action initiatives and educational programming in western Massachusetts.