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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:05:48 EDT

By Kevin Pink, Marketing & Development Assistant It’s no secret that wasted food is a big issue in America. According to the USDA, 30- 40% of food produced in this country goes uneaten every year. In 2010, this amounted to 133 billion pounds of food, worth $161 billion. This wasted food doesn’t go to the […]

The post Wasted Food Reduction Across the Hierarchy at UMass Amherst appeared first on Center for EcoTechnology.

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:50:54 EDT

By Morgan O’Connor, Marketing & High Performance Building EcoFellow Roughly 133 billion pounds of food is wasted every year in the U.S, and 6 billion of that is produce lost before harvesting or selling. This subset of food waste is attributed primarily to aesthetics, meaning the produce was too small, too large, off-colored, scarred, misshapen, […]

The post When Beauty Standards Apply to Food appeared first on Center for EcoTechnology.

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 19:31:52 EDT

By Shelby Kuenzli, Digital Marketing EcoFellow The Center for EcoTechnology is proud to say that we have successfully been making green make sense for the past 41 years. One of the many ways in which we make an impact is by operating our EcoBuilding Bargains store (formerly the ReStore Home Improvement Center). EcoBuilding Bargains is […]

The post The Weight and Impact of EcoBuilding Bargains appeared first on Center for EcoTechnology.

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 15:33:28 EDT

By Morgan O’Connor, Marketing & High Performance Building EcoFellow In New England, heating our homes can become a lifestyle, whether it be chopping wood to stoke the fire, or incessantly monitoring the thermostat – we care about how much energy we use and know we’ve done well when we can see the change on our […]

The post Get a Jump on Air Source Heat Pumps! appeared first on Center for EcoTechnology.

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 14:47:58 EDT

By Willow Cohn, Outreach & Education EcoFellow When the weather begins to change and you start to enjoy the changing of the leaves, that’s your signal to prepare your home for winter! Fall is an opportune time to conserve energy and save money around your house. Follow these tips to help make your home more […]

The post Saving Energy and Money Transitioning into Fall! appeared first on Center for EcoTechnology.

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:39:16 EDT

By: Avery Cross, Green Business EcoFellow Labor Day is this coming Monday, September 4th! Many of us honor the American labor movement and the end of the summer by getting together for a delicious BBQ, why not make it green?! A lot of people and a lot of food does not necessarily mean a lot […]

The post How to Host a Green BBQ this Labor Day appeared first on Center for EcoTechnology.

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 13:00:39 EDT

By: Shelby Kuenzli, Marketing EcoFellow   We are busy getting settled in at the Center for EcoTechnology and we can’t wait to work with the community and surrounding areas! These next few months are going to be a whirlwind of opportunity and learning and we want you to get to know us a little better. […]

The post A Warm Welcome to the 2018 EcoFellows! appeared first on Center for EcoTechnology.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:09:42 EDT

By: Morgan O’Connor, Marketing EcoFellow Whether you’re going back to school or back to work, it’s time to start thinking about how much of your lunch you’re actually eating. According to the EPA, students who bring lunch from home every day generate 67 pounds of waste a year! Follow these seven easy steps to practicing […]

The post 7 Ways to Make a Zero Waste Lunch that Fills You Up appeared first on Center for EcoTechnology.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:53:14 EDT

By Megan Denardo, Program Specialist The Massachusetts Farm Energy Program (MFEP), a joint project of the Center for EcoTechnology (CET) and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), is hosting two webinars later this month to help farms apply for the upcoming REAP grant. The Rural Energy for America Program, or REAP, is a federal grant […]

The post Massachusetts Farm Energy Program Offers Workshops to Help Farms and Rural Businesses Apply for Grants appeared first on Center for EcoTechnology.

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 10:58:06 EDT

Calling all students, teachers, and parents of Massachusetts! GREEN TEAM registration for the 2017-2018 school year is now open. The GREEN TEAM is a state-wide environmental education initiative, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. The GREEN TEAM offers fun and interactive educational programming, and provides the tools for students and teachers to learn more about how […]

The post MA Teachers, Students, and Parents: Register for the GREEN TEAM! appeared first on Center for EcoTechnology.

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