Auburn Court Solar Hot Water Installation


Watch this video to hear more about the solar hot water installation at Homeowner’s Rehab Inc.!

This past October a solar hot water heating system was installed at the Homeowner’s Rehab Inc. Auburn Court development, a private non-profit housing corporation in Cambridge, MA that works to provide affordable housing in multi-family dwellings. They are committed to renewable energy, and took advantage of a scheduled rehab of the Cambridge property to install a new solar hot water system. The solar hot water system was designed for eight residential affordable housing units within the corporation.

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Celebrate #GivingTuesday With CET!

This Tuesday, November 27, join the global movement and give back to your community by participating in #GivingTuesday! Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. The campaign connects diverse groups of individuals, communities, and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.

For 40 years, the Center for EcoTechnology has helped people and businesses save energy and reduce waste. Each year, through our outreach and education efforts, we attend over 100 events—farmers markets, festivals, and other community and business events—and help thousands of people make green changes in their lives. Our mission is to make green make sense for everyone!

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Let’s Talk About Waste Reduction!

The Center for EcoTechnology has been a leader in the wasted food reduction and diversion movement for over 20 years. We believe that better managing wasted food is critical in order to address climate change, feed more hungry people, and grow our economy. We hope to offer you an informative description of the waste reduction programs we are involved in and events we have recently partaken in.

On Wednesday, October 17th, the Center for EcoTechnology (CET) Program Specialist Shomita Bhattacharya presented at the first ever Zero Waste Schools Coalition, arranged through the efforts of Wilton Go Green. The coalition took place at the Middlebrook Middle School in Wilton, Connecticut, and was formed to connect, learn, and share ways to introduce or enhance programming to reduce waste in schools. CET presented along with Chartwells Food Service, Wilton Zero Waste Schools Committee Members, Curbside Compost, and the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation. CET highlighted resources available to the Zero Waste Schools Coalition such as West Hartford’s Food Scraps Diversion Guidance document, Wasted Food Solutions, and grant opportunities.

Program Specialist, Shomita Bhattacharya, presenting at the Zero Waste Schools Coalition

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DIY Salvaged Wood Ring Toss Game!

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 upcoming fall parties! Read on to learn about what materials are needed and how to create this awesome upcycled game!

Materials needed

    • Tall, flat piece of salvaged wood
    • 3 plant holders (small, medium, large)
    • Paint/Paintbrush
    • Stencils (optional)
    • Drill
    • Screws
    • Mason jar top
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Introducing You to the 2018-2019 EcoFellows!

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. We are so excited for all the opportunities and projects to come, and want to introduce you to each of the EcoFellows so that you can learn a bit more about each of us!

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