Posted on August 28, 2014

Don’t Waste September! Let’s Turn Trash to Treasure

It’s back to school and back to work time. It’s definitely not back-to-throwing-everything-in-your-dumpster time. At least we hope not. Every year, the typical American generates over 1,600 pounds in waste – that throwing out more than 10 of you in the trash. In Boston, a lot waste happens in September as people move in and move out. Allston on Move-out Day: Don’t Be These Guys It’s one thing to not throw away waste. But it’s another to think about the entire chain of companies and people that turn your waste into something valuable? One of those mechanisms might just be…

Posted on August 22, 2014

Five Greenovate tips for student move-in weekend

Whether you’re starting your first year in Boston or your fourth (or even your fifth–no judgement here!), you’ve probably already figured out that this city is a great place to be a student. With over 100 colleges and universities in the Greater Boston Area, there’s no shortage of people to meet, things to do, and places to see. In addition to being a student-friendly city, Boston is a great city to grow your green roots. Greenovate Boston is a movement driven by the community and students like you to help Bostonians take simple steps to make this city a better,…

Posted on August 20, 2014

Mapping tool shows complexities of our energy system

A new tool from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows how fossil fuels infrastructure crosses every part of the country. It also shows existing and potential for renewable energy. With all the debate around the proposed new natural gas pipeline in Massachusetts, this tool can help us better understand our energy infrastructure and its implications . You can start with the entire country, and then zoom into Massachusetts to see how we compare against other states. Non-renewable energy resources dominate the U.S. As you can see in the first map below, our oil network is heavily concentrated in the south central region of the country.…

Posted on August 13, 2014

Bostonian sails across the North Atlantic in search of climate answers

By Jeffrey Morgan During the month of June I had the unique opportunity to sail across the North Atlantic Ocean and study the ocean I was crossing along the way. I set sail from Woods Hole, MA on June 2, 2014 aboard the 134-foot-tall ship Corwith Cramer and made it to Cork, Ireland on June 27, 2014. The vessel belongs to the Sea Education Association (SEA) out of Woods Hole, MA and the Transatlantic Voyage which I and 34 others were a part of was through a program SEA offers called SEA Semester. I’d like to thank SEA and all…