Berkshire Community College Receives 2018 Alan Silverstein and Laura Dubester Award for Community Environmental Leadership
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 award is named after Silverstein and Dubester, a couple who served as co-directors of CET for 22 years until they retired in 2010. Dubester joined CET in 1977 and Silverstein in 1978. They became co-directors of the organization in 1988. Silverstein passed away in 2014.Read More»
We are thrilled to launch our newest resource: Wasted Food Solutions. This website gives businesses, service providers, and policy makers access to the resources they need to address one of our biggest challenges: wasted food.
CET acts as a catalyst to accelerate the development of a vibrant marketplace to divert wasted food from the commercial and institutional sectors. We have been a leader in the wasted food reduction and diversion movement for more than 20 years, implementing some of the first wasted food composting programs in the country, and contributing to effective public policy.
We believe that better managing wasted food is critical in order to address climate change, feed more hungry people, and grow our economy. If you are a city, state or federal agency, industry group or foundation, and want to tackle the issue of wasted food, please contact us!Read More»
Press Release: Center for EcoTechnology Wins 2017 Rathmann Challenge for Pioneering and Expanding Commercial Composting in the Northeast
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Center for EcoTechnology Wins 2017 Rathmann Challenge for Pioneering and Expanding Commercial Composting in the Northeast
CET Receives the Top Honor and $300,000 Funding Opportunity
November 1, 2017 – Northampton, MA. The Center for EcoTechnology (CET), a local non-profit organization, has been awarded Top Honor in the North American 2017 Rathmann Challenge, Mitigating Climate Change: Expanding the Use of Compost, for its pioneering work over the past 20 years to expand the use of composting to reduce wasted food, which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions.Read More»
The Center for EcoTechnology is thrilled to partner with Hancock Shaker Village to bring information about energy efficiency and waste reduction to their events and activities!
This past Friday we offered upcycling activities for children at the Village’s Free Fun Friday extravaganza. In one activity children repurposed tiles from our EcoBuilding Bargains reused build materials store into decorative coasters and trivets. We also offered a papermaking workshop, where kids made bookmarks out of recycled paper and pulped corn husks. About 150 children took home amazing tiles and bookmarks!Read More»
The Center for EcoTechnology does incredible things every day to help people and businesses save energy and reduce waste. We help businesses and institutions implement programs to divert wasted food, we work with contractors to build homes to exceptional efficiency standards. We work with farmers to help them get funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The list goes on. But a very special part of what we do is the EcoFellowship program.
Without a doubt, mentoring these five future environmental leaders is the best part of my job. When you work in the environmental field, every day is full of challenges, but also possibility. The EcoFellows come to us right out of college full of optimism and tenacity to turn that possibility into reality.
Here are some of the things they did in the past 11 months:
- Alexandra “Lexie” Vining expanded our work in community outreach by working with our partner Mass Energy to begin a local canvassing program for New England Green Start.
- Katie Costantini helped align our work with THE GREEN TEAM to public school curriculums.
- Matt Brodeur executed user-testing for the RecyclingWorks MA website leading to a more powerful tool for businesses and institutions.
- Aliza created the first video case study for our High-Performance Building work.
- Chiara Favaloro assisted with a press conference for the Mass Farm Energy Program which brought together stakeholders from across the state.