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BASEA - Boston Area Solar Energy Association
Last modified 2024-02-21 12:58:02
The Boston Area Solar Energy Association gathers practitioners and other citizens interested in clean energy free of fossil fuels. We are into solar cooking, wind power, solar hot water, state policies, architecture, and many related issues.
Berkshire Renewable Energy Collaborative
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Boston Islands
Last modified 2011-05-08 23:50:01
A site on our field trip guide.
Boston Society of Architects Foundation
Last modified 2019-03-30 09:48:10
The BSA Foundation for Architecture and Design engages the public in the importance and power of design. The BSA collaborates with organizations and community-based audiences. The BSA hosts a public display space and meeting areas.
The BSA Foundation distributes small grants for K12 and community design initiatives.
Annual events for the public include KidsBuild! and Family Design Day.
Cape and Islands Self Reliance
Last modified 2009-04-10 12:39:16
A nonprofit organization that supports renewable energy resources and sustainable energy for Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard.
CISR offers annual training for installing wind turbines.
Cape Light Compact's Energy Ed Page
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Center for Energy and Environmental Studies BU
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Center for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
A research institute at UMass Amherst College of Engineering.
Center for Environmental Technology - CET
Last modified 2024-02-23 12:31:44
Western MA. CET studies renewable energy and other environmental issues. They offer a curriculum on mercury, the element. Mercury is the one big problem with fluorescent lamps.
CET's Green Teams distribute recycling and composting resources to schools.
They also helped with Junior Solar Sprint in Western MA.
Central New England Solar Store
Last modified 2009-10-08 18:19:26
A solar store in Auburn MA, with a storefront, an outgrowth of the original Solar Store in Vermont. Sells modules, turbines, balance-of-system, lights, etc.
Change is Simple
Last modified 2021-03-31 15:06:02
Change is Simple is a curriculum for elementary and middle school students in the Boston area. Students are offered a workshop with experiments, games, and hypothesizing.
Change is Simple is a nonprofit educational corporation.
Discovery Museums
Last modified 2010-10-18 15:10:14
Acton, Massachusetts.
EcoTarium: A Museum of Science & Nature
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Worcester, MA
Fitchburg State, Massachusetts, Energy Management Program
Last modified 2014-04-03 09:17:11
Fitchburg offers a major in industrial technology with a concentration in energy management for a bachelors of science degree.
Future Solar Systems LLC
Last modified 2010-10-11 10:16:27
Future Solar Systems is a systems integrator that brings volume buying power and experienced installation resources along with project financing to deliver large solar electric systems for our commercial and public customers. We make it easy and affordable for everyone to have an advanced high performance solar PV system.
FSS works with schools to finance and design solar power systems.
Green Dollhouse Challenge
Last modified 2020-05-18 09:55:44
In our Green Dollhouse Challenges, K-12 students, families, design/build students, and design/build professionals will build model play-houses to explore concepts and technologies related energy production, energy use, efficiency, materials, architecture, utility, aesthetics, appreciation of nature, renewable resources, true wealth, healthy living, clean air, and clean water. Awards are non-competitive. [ARCHIVED] - Hydrogen Energy Learning Program
Last modified 2024-02-21 07:34:42
H2Help was an organization dedicated to helping educators teach about fuel cells for hydrogen.
Harvard Local Solutions for a Sustainable Community
Last modified 2007-05-25 10:10:17
Harvard (MA) Local is a grassroots organization open to anyone interested in seeking local community solutions to the two major challenges of our times: global warming and the coming end of cheap fossil fuels. Members communicate via a Yahoo Groups bulletin board, and exchange ideas for a sustainable future. Harvard, MA is a rural town in northern MA.
Last modified 2007-05-22 11:11:22
Essex (northeastern MA) organization that supports clean energy, sponsors educational events. Has books and films to lend.
HOBBES Hands on boat-based education
Last modified 2024-02-21 07:18:09
HOBBES sailors use boat-based education to teach students about the environment.
Part of our Field Trip Guide.
Hull Wind information on Hull Town website
Last modified 2024-02-21 14:04:59
Part of our Field Trip Guide
Last modified 2024-02-21 14:03:04
Show your students one of New England's great firsts: a municipally owned wind power plant near Boston Harbor. A Vestas 660 kW turbine sits next to the High School, a 1.5 MW turbine on the landfill. The organizers have a sincere interest in education.
JR.TECH Workshops + Mentoring
Last modified 2007-06-05 12:52:59
Offers workshops to students in the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts. 2007 workshops include KidWInd and Renewable Energy workshops.
KidsBuild! at Boston Society of Architects
Last modified 2019-03-30 09:55:19
KidsBuild! is a program of the Boston Society of Architects Foundation. It is an annual event where kids design and learn about the built environment.
MA Clean Energy Careers Training & Ed Online Dir
Last modified 2011-01-25 09:21:01
This directory of training opportunities in Massachusetts aims to connect energy efficiency and renewable energy industry professionals, jobs seekers, and students with the many opportunities for education and training that exist throughout the Commonwealth.
MA Envirothon
Last modified 2024-02-22 09:42:39
Teams of students address annual challenges, learn about careers in environmental concerns.
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Last modified 2024-02-21 12:36:12
Using the Massachusetts Green Jobs Act of 2008 to spur workforce development in clean energy. Working on developing clean energy companies, training a clean energy workforce, and furthering energy efficiency.
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources links
Last modified 2010-12-20 10:19:22
Lists utilities, including municipally owned companies, in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership MAEEP
Last modified 2024-02-13 17:11:26
A partnership between industry, utilities, government, and researchers. MAEEP provides educational opportunities on energy efficiency and decarbonization at no cost to contractors serving Massachusetts businesses, facility owners and managers, and other stakeholders, in support of reducing greenhouse gas emissions on our mission towards carbon neutrality.
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center | Internship Challenge
Last modified 2022-04-28 09:16:05
Full and part time internships for Massachusetts college and HBCU students in the life sciences industry.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Wind Turbine Project - Installation presentation
Last modified 2022-08-22 14:29:54
Slide presentation of installation of the 2006 installation of a Vestas V47 wind turbine at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. PDF hosted by Northeast Diesel. Also describes concurrent sustainable energy projects on campus.
MIT Energy Initiative
Last modified 2008-11-14 07:31:54
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology established this initiative in 2006 "to help transform the global energy system to meet the needs of the future and to help build a bridge to that future by improving today's energy systems" institute-wide. The web site is a good starting point to search for various programs, and to see the broader goals of the initiative.
New England Aquarium, Educational Resources
Last modified 2024-02-21 13:50:45
New England Aquarium offers workshops to teachers, and many printed and online resources.
New England Section American Association of Physics Teachers
Last modified 2023-04-08 14:26:33
The New England Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers meets twice a year, showcasing interesting programs and giving teachers a chance to mingle with the physicists of the American Physical Society, and New York and New Jersey sections.
NEXUS Green Building Educational Center
Last modified 2007-01-22 12:25:14
Physically located in downtown Boston, MA, NEXUS (pursuing LEED CI) includes over 6,000 square feet of product and educational showrooms, a print and online samples and resource library and networking space. The center is staffed by green building experts and LEED accredited professionals. It is open to building owners, architects, engineers, designers, developers and the general public.
The NEXUSWEB is the virtual wing of the NEXUS center. On this site you can access all of the educational resources found at the physical center from the comfort of your home or office.
Northfield Pumped Storage Facility- Northeast Utilities
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Northeast Utilities operates this site and runs many environmental education activities on site. Click on "Newsletters" for more info.
SAGE: Greenfield Community College Sustainability Science
Last modified 2023-04-04 08:03:28
You can choose from a wide array of courses in the Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency program.
Saugus Iron Works
Last modified 2024-02-23 07:29:32
Saugus Iron Works is a National Park in Saugus Massachusetts. This factory was a major energy consumer in the pre-industrial age.
Featured in our Field Trip Guide.
Seeds of Solidarity Education Center, Orange, Massachusetts
Last modified 2020-03-16 07:50:11
Ask Seeds of Solidarity (SOL) about their solar and biodiesel-powered van that has been presented at events and schools. SOL offers curriculum about school gardens.
Solar Now, Inc.
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
This site at Beverly High School in Beverly, MA offers tours of its solar and wind plant.
The Innovation Trail
Last modified 2023-06-05 10:50:13
Part of our Field Trip Guide.
The Renewable Energy Research Laboratory
Last modified 2007-07-13 20:11:44
This lab at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst has been studying wind energy for decades. The site hosts many informative brochures and data about renewable energy.
UMass Lowell Solar Energy Association
Last modified 2011-06-13 11:31:33
Now part of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association.
Last modified 2023-11-29 05:32:15
UndauntedK12 supports schools who are greening their infrastructure with clean energy, low-carbon energy, and efficiency. They are based in Massachusetts and California. They consult schools about government incentives, and publish an action toolkit.
Wade Institute
Last modified 2024-02-20 11:04:01
Wade Institute has been offering workshops for educators in and around Massachusetts for many years.
Youth Clean Energy patch program
Last modified 2007-03-21 13:58:32
Kids can show proof of their environmental action by wearing the Clean Green Power Champion patch which they earn for interviewing someone in solar, wind, or other clean energy field, and following up with their own project to spread the word about what they've learned. Special patch for Girl Scouts --patches FREE to Massachusetts youth; $5. to others. Download the web-linked resource guide full of activities, project ideas, and even a clean energy story for the youngest patch seekers.

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Energy Thinking for Massachusetts
Energy Thinking MA.pdf (file size:14,557,961 bytes)
Energy—where we get it and how we use it— can be expected to change radically during the lifetimes of our children. The world’'s ability to produce oil fast enough to meet rising worldwide demand is being stressed. This situation can only be expected to grow worse over the lifetime of our students, unless we shift away from a dependence on oil. Rising carbon dioxide emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels (our primary energy resources) are a major cause of global climate change. It is increasingly clear this will exact a considerable cost on the world’s environment and population, especially on future generations unless vast changes are made to our energy systems and ways we use energy. Through activities in this unit, students will implement an easy-to-use structure —the Energy Thinker’s Diagram —to analyze and evaluate energy use in their lives and propose changes that could reduce unwanted consequences of energy use that students consider important. Reduced risks of global climate change, energy price fluctuations, or lessened impacts of energy use on the environment or human health are just a few examples. Along the way, students examine the scientific concepts of energy sources, forms, transformations, efficiency, and heat transfer (conduction, convection, and radiation). Students experiment with electric generators powered by wind, water, and light; they also conduct tests heating model buildings with different types of insulation (thermal and radiant barriers) and sealing leaks. Steeped in state specific standards and statistics, students investigate the concept and applications of energy and the percentage of types of energy forms utilized by their state. Meets Massachusetts Standards for Learning: Science, Technology/Engineering and Ecological Health Copyright 2010, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) For Energy Thinking PA go to <a href=""></a>

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