Now that we’re in the midst of summer, most of us are feeling the heat. With last week’s wave of high temperatures and humidity that loomed over New England, we’ve been using more energy to help keep us cool. Even though energy is invisible, the more …Continue Reading Don’t Sweat It – Keep You & Your Wallet Cool
On Monday, June 3, a national ceremony was held in Washington, D.C. to honor sixty-four U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) and fourteen recipients of the first-ever District Sustainability Award. This year marks the first time that Massachusetts has participated in the program. …Continue Reading Massachusetts Schools Earn a Green Ribbon
Reaching the mark set by Criterion 3 for the Green Communities Program may seem like a daunting goal − some municipalities wonder if they can do it. The criterion stipulates that in order for a municipality to be designated a Green Community, it must “Establish …Continue Reading 20% Community Energy Reduction – Is it Possible?
“The most important thing a city does is educate its children,” Westfield Mayor Daniel M. Knapik reminded us with a quote from one of his predecessors in the Westfield Mayor’s office, Rick Sullivan, now Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). At Westfield Vocational-Technical High …Continue Reading Westfield Vocational-Technical High School Grand Re-Opening Celebrates Energy Savings
Organizing an energy committee is a key step for cities and towns seeking to implement more effective clean energy and energy efficiency improvements.
Last week Massachusetts was ranked No. 2 in the nation for clean tech in Clean Edge Inc.’s 2013 Clean Tech Leadership Index, joining the numerous other accolades the state has been racking up in recognition of the enormous strides we have made in staking a claim towards global leadership in clean technology.
On Wednesday, June 5, the Massachusetts National Energy Education Development (NEED) Youth Awards ceremony was held in the State House. Seven schools, one district and one exceptional student were chosen for their efforts towards environmental sustainability and community outreach.
DOER intern developed content for a new website that is a tool for Massachusetts educators to explore clean energy concepts as a way to bring math and science lessons together in a stimulating, engaging context.
Local leadership — cities and towns — has been central to Massachusetts’ success in clean energy; particularly energy efficiency and solar photovoltaics.
The agricultural sector accounts for fourteen percent — or as much as twenty-five percent if you include agriculture-driven deforestation — of global greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, agriculture may be one of the greatest tools we have for mitigating climate change, and Massachusetts can lead that charge.