Category Archives: Blog

Welcome Millie!

We are excited to announce that Millie Sanchez will be joining the Energy Challenge as our new Outreach Manager! Millie is a New Bedford resident with a passion for community activism. Recently, she has been working with the Girl Scouts of Southeastern MA and will graduate from Bristol Community College next month. She also serves as… Continue Reading

Wear Less Clothing ( or More)

Wear Less Clothing ( or More) 946 lbs CO2 Per Year $1,200 Savings Per Year Short Description In the winter, put on a sweater instead of turning up the heat.In the summer, take stuff and dress lighter instead of turning up the AC.Heating and cooling appliances use the most energy in your house, so using… Continue Reading

Wind Turbine Farming

by Miles Flisher Wind turbine farms are becoming more popular across the United States and Europe. A company based in Germany, called E.ON, has invested in wind farms that produce nearly 4000 megawatts of clean power combined. E.ON is also responsible for a large scale wind farm in Roscoe, Texas, which produces 800 megawatts alone.… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Video Interview: King Corn

by Michael Broadbent Recently, I was ordered by my commander to watch a video about sustainability with one of the hapless fellows I connived into being my friend (let’s codename him “Sam”, because that’s his name). We decided to watch King Corn. Out of the videos we had to choose from, it was one of… Continue Reading

Think global act local: Food CSA’s in a Nutshell

by Patrick Morency CSA’s (short for Community Supported Agriculture) are basically subscription-based farms. A local farm produces a harvest and the local community buys shares. Shares are generally paid for before the season, creating a ‘shared risk’ and a deeper feeling of community. Each shareholder accepts the possibility of a lean harvest, but also has… Continue Reading

Bee Aware of Neonicotinoids

by Patrick Morency I’m writing this blog in favor of the Saving America’s Pollinators Act (H.R.2692)- introduced by Representatives John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) in July of 2013- which would suspend the use of neonicotinoid pesticides until a full review of scientific evidence indicated they are safe and a field study demonstrates no… Continue Reading

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