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Tue, 2 Oct 2018 16:10:43 EDT

Mason jars, stainless steel straws, and reusable shopping bags. Most of us have heard of these items as tools to help us reduce waste in our daily lives. In fact, the Center for EcoTechnology has written a few blogs about this concept of zero waste before, highlighting ways to incorporate waste free actions into our […]

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Fri, 28 Sep 2018 11:35:19 EDT

For our latest creative reuse project, we have transformed door knobs into vintage picture holders! This simple DIY project utilizes many items you already have around your house; we got our salvaged crystal door knobs from EcoBuilding Bargains in Springfield! A vintage photo holder is a great way to display family portraits, yearbook photos, notes, […]

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Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:14:13 EDT

We were recently featured in an article in BioCycle magazine about our efforts to tackle the issue of food waste. “The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), with support from the Center for EcoTechnology (CET), conducted an analysis of existing and proposed organic waste bans, studying the policies themselves as well as […]

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:11:11 EDT

Massachusetts residents have long been known to recycle – in fact, a 2015 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) report shows that nearly 95% of MA residents say they recycle on a regular basis! In the spirit of the new school year and starting fresh, we have some tips and tools on how to recycle […]

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Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:01:47 EDT

Looking for ways to entertain your guests at outdoor parties? Look no further! Recently, on Mass Appeal, Olivia Horwitz and Chiara Favaloro showcased a DIY ring toss game, made up of several products from EcoBuilding Bargains. The DIY game was intended as an event for a Labor Day BBQ, but it is also perfect for […]

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Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:14:22 EDT

It’s that time of year again: GREEN TEAM registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now open! If you are a Massachusetts student, teacher, or parent interested in school programs that foster environmental and sustainable learning for all ages, GREEN TEAM registration may be the perfect opportunity! This environmental school program can help with handling […]

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Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:04:47 EDT

We were recently featured in BusinessWest magazine discussing our Solar Access and Solar Hot Water programs. “If we can help someone’s life be better or their business perform better at the same time we’re helping the environment, it just makes so much sense…so we’re always pushing harder to make more of it happen.” -President of […]

The post BusinessWest Article: CET Seeks To Expand Solar Access appeared first on Center for EcoTechnology.

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:43:04 EDT

Five new EcoFellows have recently joined our team here at the Center for EcoTechnology! From touring Smith College and learning about their campus wide green efforts, to visiting the EcoBuilding Bargains store, to viewing CET on the live television show Mass Appeal, these past few weeks have been a whirlwind of learning, engagement, and fun. […]

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:33:03 EDT

Want to save money? Try looking in your refrigerator! According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy every year, which could cost a household as much as $2,275 annually! Wasting food means a waste of energy, water, and money. However, there are many […]

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Wed, 25 Jul 2018 15:20:22 EDT

The summer heat is here and it’s time to think about ways to cool your home while conserving energy! You can take actions now that will keep you more comfortable during these hot summer days, save you some money, and help the environment! Cool Your Home Efficiently  • Consider using window A/C units to cool […]

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