Stay in touch! Use the form at the bottom of this page (at the foot of the sidebar) to post a note for your EcoFellow alums. We’ll review the note and post promptly on this page. Happy holidays, and let us know if you plan to attend our first EcoFellow reunion!
Keep in touch with your cohort, meet fellows from other years, and reconnect with CET staff at our very first EcoFellow Alumni Reunion! Save this date:
Saturday, January 16, 2016
11 am-3 pm, lunch will be served
Bechtel Environmental Classroom, Smith College’s MacLeish Field Station
Social hour at The Quarters in Hadley at 3:30pm
More information about our speaker and various activities will be coming soon. We’ll also set up an RSVP. If you have any questions or suggestions for the reunion, contact Dave Orsman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ed Rutledge at email@example.com.
At the Center for EcoTechnology we have a saying: thank heavens for EcoFellows! Since 2011, more than 20 inspiring young educators and environmental professionals have served as EcoFellows, helping CET make our region a better place to live and work.
What’s the lasting impact of CET’s work? Our EcoFellows! We’re so proud to have gotten to know you, to have worked with you, and to see you launch into the next stage of your lives.
What we’ve heard from you is that you’d like to continue to be in touch with CET and with each other. So – welcome to your private alumni page! This page allows you to post notes to all EcoFellow alums. This is a place to share stories, job openings and tips, networking opportunities, and photos. Submit your post/photo via the online form. We’ll review and submit it promptly.
Thank again for your service to CET and the communities we work with. And thank you for taking your talents into the wider world! We look forward to hearing from you.
By John Majercak, CET President
At the end of 2013, we established an ambitious set of goals to complete from 2014-2016. By the end of 2016, which happens to coincide with CET’s 40th birthday, we intend to:
- Reach 80,000 people and businesses.
- Save energy equal to taking 40,000 homes off the grid.
- Reduce carbon emissions equal to taking 100,000 cars off the road for one year
- Create $100,000,000 in lifetime savings.
With the first year completed, we are well on our way to reaching our goals. You can also watch a video version of this information:
In 2014, we:
- Reached 29,207 people and businesses. (36.5% of the goal)
- Created $47,221,496.00 in lifetime savings. (47.2% of the goal)
- Saved energy equal to taking 15,687 homes off the grid for one year. (39.2% of the goal)
- Reduced carbon emissions equal to taking 37,861 cars off the road. (37.8% of the goal)
We’re now more than a third of the way to every goal (and almost halfway to the lifetime savings goal!). We could not have done this without our many partners including utility companies, government agencies, local communities, and local contractors.
Thanks so much to all of you who took specific actions that added up to this big impact! You can see the inspirational stories of some of these folks in these videos. For example, a record number of people (14,150) shopped at our EcoBuilding Bargains store and reused a record number of tons (382) of materials. Hundreds of Massachusetts businesses took on projects that saved $3,157,947.00. And you invited us into your homes to install 99,071 energy-efficient lightbulbs!
Together, we have done so much in this first year to progress toward our goals. But there is still a lot of hard work to be done. Thank you for your support! Every home energy assessment, new follower on our social media, donation to our fundraising campaigns, purchase from our EcoBuilding Bargains store, and signup to our EcoBytes or EcoBuilding Bargains eBlast contributes to our efforts to help people and businesses in Massachusetts save energy and reduce waste. We hope you’ll continue to be our partners as we approach our 40th anniversary. Go green!