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Category Archives: Green Living

New Trees Grow in Springfield Posted on Sep 14

New Trees Grow in Springfield

Ted Dobbin Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) View Ted's Bio Following the devastation of last year’s tornadoes, which destroyed an estimated 4,000 trees, Springfield residents decided to step up to the plate and rebuild their neighborhoods. ReGreen Springfield created the Tree Planting   …Continue Reading New Trees Grow in Springfield

Energy saving tip of the week: Plant a tree Posted on Sep 12

Energy saving tip of the week: Plant a tree

Susan S. Kaplan Director of Marketing &Stakeholder Engagement, Department of Energy Resources View Susan's Complete Bio Planting a deciduous tree on the west or south side of your house can provide shade that will help keep it cool in the summer, which may reduce your   …Continue Reading Energy saving tip of the week: Plant a tree

Meet me at the Meet-Up Posted on Sep 6

Meet me at the Meet-Up

Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Secretary Sullivan's Bio The strength of the Massachusetts clean energy ecosystem is a testament to the work we’ve done together from town to town   …Continue Reading Meet me at the Meet-Up

Back to School – SAGEE and NEED bring energy and environmental education to students Posted on Aug 29

Back to School – SAGEE and NEED bring energy and environmental education to students

Tom Witkin Marketing and Collaboration, Department of Energy Resources (DOER)  View Tom’s Bio Schools across the Commonwealth have designed programs that include energy and environment-related themes ranging from energy efficiency to recycling to renewable energy.  These initiatives − which include extensions to mandatory K-12 science curricula –   …Continue Reading Back to School – SAGEE and NEED bring energy and environmental education to students

Massachusetts clean energy sector grows by 11.2 percent Posted on Aug 29

Massachusetts clean energy sector grows by 11.2 percent

Alicia Barton McDevitt CEO and Executive Director at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Alicia's Bio It was such a thrill to come on board at MassCEC on the heels of our recent announcement that Massachusetts has seen more than 11 percent job growth in   …Continue Reading Massachusetts clean energy sector grows by 11.2 percent

Energy saving tip of the week: Home energy assessment Posted on Aug 27

Energy saving tip of the week: Home energy assessment

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Is your home energy efficient? Find out with a no-cost Home Energy Assessment from Mass Save®! Your no-cost Home Energy Assessment includes: Personalized report outlining recommended energy efficiency improvements Installation of no-cost   …Continue Reading Energy saving tip of the week: Home energy assessment

Wood is Heating Homes Again – But Cleaner and More Efficiently Posted on Aug 16

Wood is Heating Homes Again –  But Cleaner and More Efficiently

Daniel Hubbell Marketing & outreach intern, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) View Dan's Bio Some of my earliest memories revolve around standing in front of the cast iron stove in my living room, or helping my father find the wood to fill it on autumn   …Continue Reading Wood is Heating Homes Again – But Cleaner and More Efficiently

Spartan’s solar story Posted on Aug 7

Spartan’s solar story

Christie Howe Project Manager, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center View Christie's Complete Bio Greenfield is a hotbed of sustainable action, including its designation as a Green Community, numerous residential and commercial-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, and more recently a great deal of solar thermal activity.  As   …Continue Reading Spartan’s solar story

Energy saving tip of the week: Find the right light Posted on Aug 2

Energy saving tip of the week: Find the right light

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio   credit: estarlights The Sponsors of Mass Save, including Cape Light Compact, National Grid, NSTAR, Unitil and Western Massachusetts Electric Company have created the ENERGY STAR LIGHTS catalog to offer discounted energy-efficient   …Continue Reading Energy saving tip of the week: Find the right light

Das Haus Posted on Jul 30

Das Haus

Daniel Hubbell Marketing & outreach intern, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) View Dan's Bio Every now and again I hear a homeowner utter the phrase “A man’s home is his castle.” In some ways it’s a comforting thought. Coming home after a long hard day   …Continue Reading Das Haus