What is Cambridge’s Net Zero Action Plan?

Last month, Cambridge ratified a plan to propel itself into a net zero future. What is this “net zero” you speak of? “Net zero” means that all greenhouse gas emissions are offset by carbon-free energy. This essentially means the energy from nonrenewable sources=the energy from renewable sources. Simple enough. However, bringing a community to net […]

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Join HEET in fixing the leaks!

The natural gas we use to heat our homes and businesses is sent to our buildings through pipes under the streets. These ancient pipes begin to leak over time, releasing natural gas into the atmosphere. Natural gas is primarily methane (a remarkably potent greenhouse gas).  A new Harvard/Boston University study sampled the air over Boston […]

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Environmental Activism in the Age of Technology

“Why face to face interaction is not dead yet…” Marc Yarmoff, HEET Intern (May 2015) As an intern for HEETs small business outreach program, I had the occasion to interact with an extremely diverse sample of the population and find out their attitude particularly towards saving energy. With a partner I would go to a number of […]

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HEET’s Spring 2015 Interns

HEET has three new faces on our team! Our interns are working hard at spreading the word about the Help for Hogs Small Business program in Quincy and Salem. Marc is a senior at Tufts studying International Relations and Environmental Economics. Justin is a senior at Suffolk University studying Political Science and Applied Legal Studies. […]

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Brockton Barnraising

Energy Upgrade Party at Westfield Child Center Help the Westfield Child Center lower its energy bill and become more environmentally sustainable. Meanwhile we will teach you the skills necessary to lower your energy bill and energy use at home. Make new friends while you learn the skills. Please RSVP to this exciting event!Food and drinks […]

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Welcoming Life Together Fellow

HEET is thrilled to welcome our new Community Outreach Intern, Sara Lowery! Sara is a graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South and has a degree in International and Global Studies. She has recently relocated to Boston from Hong Kong, where she was working at an NGO focused on aiding migrant workers. She will […]

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CALC Engages Business Community

HEET worked together with the Massachusetts-wide Climate Action Liaison Coalition to drive outreach and engage businesses in participation for the Race to Solar program. Heading door-to-door, our canvass teams worked together to educate businesses on the benefits of the program, The main selling point, reducing overhead costs by improving the energy efficiency of the business, led to […]

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