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Green Living Seminar: Factors that Influence Electric Vehicle Adoption
08:06AM / Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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  NORTH ADAMS, Mass.— Ona Egbue, associate professor of informatics and engineering systems at University of South Carolina Upstate, will give a talk titled "Factors that Influence Electric Vehicle Adoption" as part of MCLA's Green Living Seminar Series at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.    Green Living Seminar Series webinars are free and open to the public; community members can register for each lecture at mcla.edu/greenliving. All seminars take place weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. through April 14.    Prior to becoming a professor at USC Upstate, Egbue was an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial

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MCLA Green Living Seminar: Factors that Influence Demand for Green Power
12:18PM / Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Lori Bird, director of the World Resources Institute's U.S. Energy Program and Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy, will give a talk titled "Factors that Influence Demand for Green Power" as part of MCLA's Green Living Seminar Series at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.    Green Living Seminar Series webinars are free and open to the public; community members can register for each lecture at mcla.edu/greenliving. All seminars take place weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. through April 14.    For the World Resources Institute (WRI), Lori Bird focuses on decarbonization by the utility sector and large buyers, increasing grid

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MCLA Green Living Seminar: Social Marketing & Demand for Fuel Efficiency
08:16AM / Sunday, February 14, 2021
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Lisa Watson, associate dean of research and graduate programs and associate professor of marketing at the University of Regina, will give a talk titled "Consumer Demand for Fuel Efficient Vehicles and the Role of Social Marketing" as part of MCLA's Green Living Seminar Series at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.    Green Living Seminar Series webinars are free and open to the public; community members can register for each lecture at mcla.edu/greenliving. All seminars take place weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. through April 14.    Watson researches in the areas of consumer entitlement, sustainable decision-making, and

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MCLA Green Living Seminar Series: Cycling for Sustainable Cities
08:16AM / Tuesday, February 09, 2021
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ralph Buehler, professor and chair of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, will give a talk titled "Cycling for Sustainable Cities" as part of MCLA's Green Living Seminar Series at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.    Green Living Seminar Series webinars are free and open to the public; community members can register for each lecture at mcla.edu/greenliving. All seminars take place weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. through April 14.    Most of Buehler's research has an international comparative perspective, contrasting transport and land-use policies, transport systems, and

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Rachel Fey to Present MCLA Green Living Seminar
11:50AM / Tuesday, February 02, 2021
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NORTH ADAMS, MA—Rachel Fey, senior director of public policy for Power to Decide, will present a talk titled "Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy" as part of MCLA's Green Living Seminar Series at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. 

 

Green Living Seminar Series webinars are free and open to the public; community members can register for each lecture at mcla.edu/greenliving. All seminars take place weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. through April 14. 

 

Fey leads Power to Decide's federal health policy and advocacy portfolio, where she identifies, develops, and promotes a variety of federal policy activities to improve information and access to

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Burnett Farm Designated As Massachusetts Century Farm
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
06:28AM / Sunday, January 31, 2021
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A bird's eye view of the farm and picture of Carrie Burnett's parents, who ran the farm as a dairy. ADAMS, Mass. — More than 100 years later, Burnett Farm is still thriving under the same family and the same spirit   Carrie Burnett was surprised when a plaque showed up at her doorstep notifying her that the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation and the Massachusetts Grange have recognized Burnett Farm as a Century Farm.   "I forgot all about it … and then it showed up in the mail," she said.   Burnett said she was contacted by the Massachusetts Farm Bureau last year about the designation and an agent encouraged her to apply

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Massachusetts Inks Memorandum to Launch Transportation and Climate Initiative
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:09AM / Tuesday, December 22, 2020
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BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday hailed a step forward to combat climate change by reducing the No. 1 source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.   The Transportation and Climate Initiative Program aims to reduce those emissions by 26 percent in its first decade and generate revenue that will fund climate resiliency efforts throughout the region.   The right wing Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance immediately went on the offensive, releasing a statement that claimed the multistate initiative would result in "an increase in gas prices up to 38 cents per gallon with very small emissions cuts."   TCI advocates have pegged the potential impact on

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Rest of the River Cleanup Expected to Take 15 Years
12:03PM / Thursday, December 17, 2020
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BOSTON — After years of studies and negotiations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to oversee a $576 million cleanup of the Housatonic River over the next 15 years.    A "Revised Final Permit" for the Rest of River cleanup plan has been issued under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act spells out the required cleanup measures to be followed by General Electric Co. to remove contamination caused by polychlorinated biphenyls used in the manufacture of transformers at its former Pittsfield plant.   The final permit updates EPA's 2016 cleanup plan for the river, its floodplains and other surrounding areas.   The permit requires GE to

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State Declares 'Green Friday' in Support of Local Xmas Tree Farms
03:29PM / Friday, November 27, 2020
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UXBRIDGE, Mass. — The Baker-Polito administration has declared Friday, Nov. 27, as "Green Friday" to encourage people across the commonwealth to visit their local farms and nurseries for Christmas trees, holiday plants, and holiday decorating needs.   To celebrate, state Department of Agricultural Resources Commissioner John Lebeaux participated in a Christmas tree-cutting ceremony at Arrowhead Acres in Uxbridge. In an effort to support the commonwealth's Christmas tree industry, the declaration of Green Friday encourages people throughout the state to visit their local Christmas tree farms to purchase their trees, holiday plants, ornamental swags, and wreaths to

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Greenagers Offers Youth Nature-Based Work Amidst Pandemic
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
07:11AM / Thursday, November 26, 2020
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A local youth environment community group has not let COVID-19 halt its stride.

Greenagers has continued its commitment to outdoor programming amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic to offer teenagers and young adults nature-based work and socially distant connections.

Executive Director Will Conklin and Conservation Director Elia Del Molino felt it was appropriate to extend this programming into the fall and winter this year so that members will continue to have meaningful and safe work and connections.

"We are so grateful for companies and organizations that utilize our services and give us work to teach and learn about the importance of our natural

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