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John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Awards

Posted January 29, 2008 by

The Environment Council of Rhode Island Education Fund is honored to announce the opening of the application period for the John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Awards for 2008.  Honoring the memory of the late Senator and his dedication to the Rhode Island environment, The ECRI Ed Fund honors 4 Rhode Island organizations each year for their work in improving the health of the Rhode Island environment.  Winners are picked by an independent panel of judges based on applications received from RI businesses, non profits, and municipalities that highlight specific actions related to conservation.  Past winners include businesses that eliminated polluting discharges, recycling programs, renewable energy projects, sewage treatment facility upgrades, land conservation, and projects providing hands on environmental education for Rhode Island children.

Applications are due at the Environment Council office by February 16, 2008 and may be found on the Environment Council website (www.environmentcouncilri.org) or obtained from the Environment Council via email at environmentcouncil@earthlink.net or by calling 401-621-8048.


Office Space at BlueWave Available

Posted January 29, 2008 by

We have an office in our BlueWave suite available for sublet from April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009.  Besides BlueWave, the suite is occupied by three other environmental firms: Product Stewardship Institute, Brownfields Recovery Corp, and Environmental Technology.

The office is located at 137 Newbury Street, between Clarendon and Dartmouth, one block from Copley Square and the Green Line, four blocks from the Back Bay Commuter Rail, and with direct access to the MassPike.  The space is an interior office, 20 feet x 12 feet (260 sf).  It operates as an executive suite with use of two conference rooms, copier/fax, computer server, wireless internet, and a kitchen.  The rent is $2,000 per month plus utilities.  Any inquiries can be directed to Stephen B. Barrett, 617-266-0505 x205, sbarrett@bluewavestrategies.com.


Triumvirate Environmental Acquires 3 Mid-Atlantic Offices

Posted January 24, 2008 by

SOMERVILLE, MA – Triumvirate Environmental, headquartered in Somerville, MA, announces the acquisition of 3 Mid-Atlantic offices of Perma-Fix Environmental Services.
Triumvirate will now service the Life Sciences, Industrial, Healthcare and Higher Education Markets in Baltimore, MD; Salisbury, MD and Stafford, VA.  Each location is lead by competent industry veterans and supported by the best field and office staff personnel in the area.

This new acquisition also comes with some very important services offerings, including Chemical Waste Management, Industrial, Marine, Emergency Response & Transportation Services.

Triumvirate Environmental is one of only a handful of companies qualified for and extensively experienced with marine transfer and on-board tank cleaning. Plus we are a licensed mobile marine transfer facility and offer complete tank and bilge cleaning services for all vessels.

Triumvirate Environmental provides emergency response services in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Triumvirate Environmental also holds permits with the US Coast Guard as an Oil Spill Response Organization (OSRO), Mobile Marine Transfer Facility and hazardous waste hauler in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, South Carolina and Kentucky.

Triumvirate Environmental is an environmental services firm serving higher education, healthcare, life sciences, and top manufacturing firms throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and currently employs 224 people.  For more information please visit triumvirate.com.


“e” inc. Participates in New Ecology Sustainability Forum at MIT

Posted January 17, 2008 by

How is the green message reaching our youth? Come hear about what kids think of today’s issues and how they have been involved in their own communities. Learn about green curriculum, from elementary school all the way through green campus initiatives. Engage with some local teenagers who have formed an environmental group concerned with such issues as: air quality, water quality and green space. After all, education can be one of the best solutions to tacking our biggest challenges.


  • Steve Lanou, Deputy Director of Environmental Sustainability, MIT
  • Dr. Ricky Stern, Founder and Executive Director, “e”
  • Nebbulla Stephen, Program Manager, BOLD (Breath of Life Dorchester) Teens

Where & When

MIT Sloan School of Management
Tang Center, Building E51
Cambridge, MA

Friday, January 25, 2008
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

(Sustainability Education Workshop runs from 10:15-11:45am)

The Seventh Annual Regional Sustainable Development Forum will focus on the importance of motivating a broad constituency to work together to address the consequences of global climate change. With climate change being one of the hot topics in mainstream media, how do we make sure that we seize the momentum on this issue and change social behaviors to reverse the warming trend and establish a more environmentally friendly future for all?

Purpose of the Forum:

  • To promote the linkages that will strengthen the sustainability movement in our region.
  • To provide participants with the tools necessary to make a positive impact in the fight against global warming
  • To demonstrate successful projects through case studies and discussion of “how-to’s.”
  • To build a larger network of sustainable development practitioners.
  • To make it easier to promote and implement socially, economically, and environmentally responsible projects.

Desired Forum Outcomes:

    • A diverse constituency committed to reversing the trend of global warming
    • Heightened awareness of how sustainable development principles can be applied
    • An increased understanding of how the political climate relates to sustainability
    • Access to technical and financial resources
    • A more comprehensive and active network of sustainable development practitioners
    • Platform for ongoing dialogue and networking

To register for this and other workshops, visit NewEcology.org

The registration fees are as follows:

$60 for students

$125/person for non-profit, CBO & government employees

$150 for all others.


Five Million Dollars Available for Clean Energy Technology Companies

Posted January 16, 2008 by

What: Pre-Bid Conference Call

When: Thursday, January 3, 2008 @ 4:00 p.m. E.S.T.

Call in Number: 712-775-7100
Passcode: 937827#

RSVP: Please contact Ms. Sudha Gollapudi with Think Energy, Inc. by phone (301-270-0330) or by email.

Do you have a clean energy technology product or know of a company that does?  Do you need funding to bring your product to market?  Are you located in New York State or willing to open a New York State office?  If so, your company can receive up to $200,000 to support its innovative products and expand its operations.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is offering funding to companies with products that are commercially available or near commercial development.  This opportunity, Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 1124 has five million dollars available.  There are two remaining rounds of funding for PON 1124 and the next deadline is February 4, 2008.

To aid interested bidders, NYSERDA is hosting a pre-bid conference call on Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. E.S.T.  The presentation and conference call will provide full details of PON 1124 and will give insight into the application process.  Potential bidders are encouraged to attend as there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

For full details on PON 1124 including eligibility and application requirements, visit http://www.nyserda.org/funding/ and select “Current Opportunities.”

Please RSVP by contacting Ms. Sudha Gollapudi with Think Energy, Inc. by phone (301-270-0330) or by email.

Pre-bid conference agenda and presentation materials will be emailed to you once registration is complete.

Don’t Miss this Profitable Opportunity