Alan Silverstein, 1950-2014

Alan Silverstein

Alan Silverstein

By John Majercak, Executive Director

Alan Silverstein, who led the Center for EcoTechnology with Laura Dubester for more than 30 years, died on Monday, January 20. Alan was a pioneer in the environmental movement, designing and managing many innovative energy efficiency, renewable energy, and recycling programs.  A touching tribute was published in the Berkshire Eagle earlier this week.

Alan was a friend and mentor to many of us here at CET and in the environmental community as a whole.  Over the past few days, many of us have had the chance to gather and celebrate Alan’s life and legacy. We will miss him dearly.  

3 comments


  • Don Graves

    As Manager of Marketing and Public Relations for the Berkhire Gas Company in the 1980’s-90’s, I worked closely with CET in developing energy conservation programs for the company. I will always remember working with Alan and Laura to put together programs for approval by the Dept. Of Public Utilities. I recall doing a local TV show on energy conservation with Alan and attending meetings in Boston with laura. They both were very professional and wonderful to work with.

    February 5, 2014
  • Avi Gladstone

    Please forward this to Laura

    Dear Laura

    I am deeply saddened and shocked to hear of Alan’s death. I go back to the early ’80’s remembering you and him and the journey you went on and the incredible successes you achieved over the years despite the adversity and roadblocks that were set in front of you. Though I clearly didn’t see either you or him much in the past many years, when I did, it was always lovely and I felt received warmly. He was a dear and kind man and I am saddened that he is no longer on this planet and that I will no longer have the opportunity to have a chance encounter with him. I extend my deepest sympathies to you and wish you as quick a healing as possible from his loss. May his memory be for a blessing. Be well. Avi Gladstone

    February 5, 2014
  • Nick Diller

    I was shocked and saddened when I saw the annoucement in the Berkshire Eagle. I had not seen hiim in over a year and did not realize he had cancer.
    Alan and i went way back to the beginning in the 1970s when I was with WSBS RADIO as the morning host with newsman Tom jay. and CET was just getting started. Actually the whole environmental movement in the Berkshires
    Alan was a great guy and I’m sad at his passing.

    February 5, 2014

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