Fourth Annual EcoBuilding Bash Recap!

Thank you to everyone who showed up to our annual EcoBuilding Bash this past Saturday! We had a great turnout with over 200 guests in attendance. This event is our way of celebrating reuse and our customers, while also providing home improvement tips from industry experts.

We loved meeting our guests in the lumber yard where the grill was going all day, plus Powder Hollow Brewery provided excellent local craft beer. 

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Berkshire Earth Expo

Join CET and the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) for the Annual Berkshire Earth Expo, a fun community fair focused on energy efficiency, climate resilience, and the protection of nature and our health. This is the fourth year the Berkshire Earth Expo has been organized by Living the Change Berkshires, and every year it is bigger and better! This year the event will feature the “Cooler Communities Challenge,” an invitation to the general public to take real concrete steps to reduce our community’s carbon footprint.

This fun day gives attendees the opportunity to learn about practical actions they can take right now to live more sustainably, reduce energy use, and save money. The event will include student exhibits, eco-friendly vendors and organizations, great food, arts and crafts, games, and much more. CET will have information on hand about our programs and services for you to consider, including Solar Access, Mass Save, and THE GREEN TEAM for teachers, to name a few–not to mention a free Green Raffle basket!

Exhibits on climate change and other environmental issues by students from several schools, both public and private, will be matched with vendors and not-for-profit organizations that will offer easy, practical actions for the public to take. These student exhibits are sure to inspire all of the attendees.

The overall impact of these actions will be tallied, and the reductions of CO2 as a result will be calculated throughout the day and publicized afterward. These actions will not only be good for the earth and future generations, but can also save money and increase comfort in your home.

This event is free and open to the public.

Learn more by visiting the Berkshire Earth Expo’s website or Facebook page.

 

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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Celebrate Earth Month with CET

By Willow Cohn, Community Outreach and Education Fellow

Have you been wondering what events to attend to celebrate Earth Month? Well, wonder no more! CET’s Outreach Team will be attending these great events below. We will be discussing many of our programs including: how to go green with a no-cost home energy assessment, how to start investing in local, renewable energy, tips on starting you own composting system, and great Electric Vehicle rebate programs, just to name a few. Every sustainable action counts! Happy Earth Month!

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The EcoFellow Experience: Jorge Guarin

Hola! My name is Jorge Guarin, and I am an EcoFellow at the Center for EcoTechnology. Most of my time at CET has been focused on community outreach and education; however, I have had the chance to be involved in a variety of projects. I graduated from The State University of New York, College of Environmental Science (SUNY-ESF) and Forestry in May 2017. I majored in Sustainable Energy Management and during my time at SUNY-ESF I acquired some experience in materials management; hence, CET was a perfect fit to put my education into action.

 

 

 

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