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Make this school year lead-free

Do you know if the water at your kid’s school is safe from lead?

Check out the Back to School Toolkit to get the lead out of our schools.

Lead is highly toxic, especially for children. There is no safe level for lead in water—even small amounts can have major consequences. The only way […]

The Top Green Colleges in the G.E.T. Region

It is nice to see that there was at least one college in every state G.E.T. covers which made a key environmental list – the Top 20 Coolest Schools list compiled by the Sierra Club. Green Mountain College (GMC) tied for first place and is the second college in the U.S. to reach carbon […]

Learning Intensive Develops Professional Skills

Acadia LeBlanc ’19, left, and Stephanie Malicki ’18, right, engage with community stakeholders to gather feedback and support for Franklin’s green infrastructure. Image: Michael Seamans

Jennifer White and Stacey Doll

Hands-on learning and transformational experiences are cornerstones of a Colby-Sawyer education, and through the Sustainable Learning Initiative (SLI) at Franklin, more than 280 students […]

Scholarships available for Green School Energy Challenge

Ready to take action on climate and energy with your class? Sign up for Green School Energy Challenge

Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP) moved the kick-off date for Green School Energy Challenge 2018/19 to October 25, so there’s still time for you to join this year’s cohort and lead your class in saving energy and […]

Massachusetts Schools Awarded Funds for Clean Energy Education Programs

Greater Lawrence Technical School. Courtesy photos.

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $480,000 in funding to three high schools for hands-on learning and academic training programs that prepare students to pursue clean energy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs in higher education and careers. The funding was announced at at MassCEC’s New Bedford […]

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $480,000 for Clean Energy Education Programs

NEW BEDFORD – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $480,000 in funding to three Massachusetts high schools for hands-on learning and academic training programs that prepare students to pursue clean energy and STEM higher education majors and careers. The grants, totaling $160,000 each, were awarded by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to Essex North Shore […]

Five Colleges Cooperate for Solar Power

Hampshire College solar array. Photo: Hampshire.edu.

Hampshire College

By George Harvey

Five New England colleges have joined forces in a solar power cooperative. Three of them, Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith, are in central Massachusetts. One, Williams, is in far western Massachusetts, and one, Bowdoin, is in Brunswick, Maine.

Together, they […]

Hobart and William Smith Colleges Go Solar

Solar Installations to Provide Significant Amount of Electricity for Hobart and William Smith Colleges Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Professor of Economics and Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies, Tom Drennen (right), at Hobart and William Smith Colleges talks to students during a site […]

Largest New Hampshire School Solar Array Installed at Phillips Exeter Academy

1,552 solar panels at Phillips Exeter Academy, the largest school solar array in N.H. Courtesy image.

Phillips Exeter Academy is home to the largest solar array of any school in New Hampshire. The ballasted rooftop array was recently installed by ReVision Energy on the academy’s new, 84,574-square-foot field house in Exeter.

Generating electricity with […]

Hampshire College Is Powered by Sunshine

The Harold F. Johnson Library. Photo courtesy of Hampshire College.

By George Harvey

Back in August of 2016, Green Energy Times (G.E.T.) introduced its readers to an exciting solar project in Amherst, Massachusetts in the article, “Huge Solar … Just in Time for Schools.” (http://bit.ly/GET-huge-solar) The article led off with a section […]