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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:50:12 EDT

By: Shelby Kuenzli, Marketing EcoFellow The spring 2018 Reuse Rockstar competition put on by EcoBuilding Bargains, our building materials reuse store, has come to a close. Reuse Rockstar is a friendly, bi-annual competition that highlights customers who have upcycled, transformed or repurposed items from EcoBuilding Bargains into creative and functioning pieces. This year, we decided […]

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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:14:55 EDT

Thinking about switching to solar power but have some concerns? It is easy to become overwhelmed with ideas and opinions, especially today with the rate at which information is produced and spread, but it’s important to take the time to seek out the truth. There are a lot of misconceptions about residential solar power, so let’s […]

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Thu, 7 Jun 2018 13:30:37 EDT

Interested in Electric Vehicles (EVs)? We wrote a blog last week about this great way to green your transportation, and all the places in the Pioneer Valley where you can charge your new, efficient car. We promised to also include Berkshire County charging stations, and here they are! Read more about EVs here, or visit […]

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Thu, 31 May 2018 14:39:59 EDT

Electric vehicles are getting more impressive every year! By being able to hold a charge for longer and taking less time to recharge, electric vehicles (EVs) have become a practical alternative to traditional gas engines. EV charging stations are sweeping the nation with more being built every day. You can easily make your way around […]

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Fri, 25 May 2018 13:27:28 EDT

By Shelby Kuenzli, Digital Marketing EcoFellow The Spring 2018 Reuse Rockstar Competition has come to a close. Thank you to all who submitted entries and voted on the winner! This competition highlights some of the ingenious projects our customers make with materials from EcoBuilding Bargains. There were many creative entries, totaling 17 unique projects, all of […]

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Tue, 22 May 2018 13:51:44 EDT

By Willow Cohn, Community Outreach and Education Fellow This past Saturday, we hosted our annual EcoBuilding Bargains Bash! This public event was our way of celebrating spring, reuse, and waste reduction. Activities took place in the EcoBuilding Bargains lumber yard and throughout the store! Desite the gloomy and wet weather, we had a great turnout, with over 400 […]

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Wed, 16 May 2018 10:30:41 EDT

EcoBuilding Bargains is hosting its annual customer appreciation event to celebrate spring, reuse, and upcycling materials next Saturday, May 19th from 11:00-2:00pm! This free event will feature a multitude of family fun activities, such as composting and reuse workshops, along with live upcycling and composting demonstrations, and crafts for kids. Participants can also enjoy free […]

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Wed, 9 May 2018 15:41:58 EDT

By Kevin Pink, Program Specialist What is the National Sword? You may have heard the phrases “national sword” or “green sword” in the news lately. It is a policy in China that has banned the importation of certain types of solid waste, as well as set strict contamination limits on recyclable materials. This means that […]

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Tue, 8 May 2018 15:01:26 EDT

The GREEN TEAM is a joint program of the Center for EcoTechnology and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) that empowers students and teachers to help the environment through waste reduction, recycling, composting, energy conservation, and pollution prevention. The GREEN TEAM recently released an instructional video on source separation in school cafeterias. Source separation […]

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Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:57:59 EDT

The Berkshire Community College (BCC) Green Team has received the 2018 Alan Silverstein and Laura Dubester Award for Community Environmental Leadership from the Center for EcoTechnology. The BCC Green Team was founded in 2008. They received the award Thursday, April 26, at the Earth Day forum. Laura Dubester and CET Associate Director Nancy Nylen were the presenters. The […]

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