Saturday, May 17, 2014

Did you know that all these items can be recycled?

At our school, we just received new recycle bins from the Bay State Textile’s
Recycling Rebate Program. The bins can be used to recycle many textiles from stuff animals to duffel bags. Although 95% of used textiles can be recycled, 85%  of it goes to landfills. The average citizen throws away 70 lbs of clothes each year.  For every ton of recycled textiles our school earns $100.  

What can be recycled:



●Duffle bags
●Table Cloths

●Flip Flops

●Stuffed Animals



Nstar green


NSTAR Green:  The objective of NSTAR Green is to enable NSTAR Basic Service customers – those who buy electricity from NSTAR rather than from a competitive supplier – to support electricity generated from renewable sources. By participating in this program, NSTAR customers will support the development of renewable energy resources in the region.

  • Basic Service customers can choose to have half or all of their electricity use support wind power.
  • There is an additional premium for this option. Beginning February 1, 2014, customers choosing to have 50 percent of their electricity support wind power pay an additional 4.240 cents per kWh, while customers choosing to have 100 percent of their electricity support wind power pay an additional 8.030 cents per kWh.
  • Wind power is generated at Maple Ridge Wind Farm in upstate New York and Kibby Wind Power in Maine, before being delivered into the New England power grid.
  • Customers can enroll, change options, or choose to end participation in NSTAR Green at any time. Changes will take affect with your following bill.
  • NSTAR Green has been certified by Green-e Energy. This certification confirms NSTAR Green meets standards of environmental quality, that relevant information has been disclosed to potential consumers, and that the seller has acquired the renewable energy supply it has committed to deliver to its customers. A product label for NSTAR Green is also available.
Overview:  Basically you can have some of your electricity come from natural, renewable energy for only an additional 4 cents per week. It is an affordable way to immediately become more environmentally clean.

- Liam

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Check out Emily Abram's New CookBook "Don't Cook the Planet"

My mom went to a book signing for Emily's new cookbook this week in Boston.  Emily, who is only 19 years old and a senior at Deerfield Academy, wrote this cookbook to remind people that the small things that they do on a daily basis (like the food choices they make) can make a difference in terms of climate change the future of our planet.  The cookbook is filled with delicious recipes from celebrities and environmental activists, as well as Emily's tips for what we can all do to make a difference and reduce our carbon footprints.  Best of all, 100% of the author's proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will be donated to non-profit organizations committed to fighting for a more sustainable planet!  So check it out!  Even better, go on Amazon and buy a copy!  -Liam