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MassRecycle’s 17th Annual Recycling Awards

Posted October 24, 2012 by

MassRecycle invites you to join us in recognizing the outstanding achievements by individuals, public servants, municipalities, businesses and organizations in promoting recycling and waste reduction in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

We are excited this year to be hosting our celebration and fundraiser onsite at one of our winners from 2011, the InterContinental Boston, on Tuesday, November 13th, from 6:00 to 9:00pm.  The event will feature passed hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, live entertainment, the awards ceremony, and of course great networking and fun.  Please join us there!

Exciting Changes for 2012
MassRecycle is pleased to announce that 2012 brings some exciting changes to the Recycling Awards.

We are introducing:

  • New interactive nominations process
  • New award category, Public Servant Award to recognize a politician, regulator or municipal staff
  • New award category, the People’s Choice Award to allow the public-at-large to vote via our Facebook page for their favorite

We have also combined the different business categories into one business category during the nominations process, but we will still be awarding multiple awards as appropriate to businesses.  And while we will be informing finalists prior to the awards ceremony, we will not be telling them their specific rank to keep the excitement in the air until the announcements are made.

MassRecycle is excited to bring you these changes for the 17th Annual Recycling Awards.  We look forward to celebrating the last year of recycling and waste reduction achievements with you.

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MassCEC Releases RFP for $1 Million Program for Innovative Clean Energy Firms

Posted October 24, 2012 by

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is requesting proposals as part of its new $1 million program to further the development of clean energy technology in Massachusetts. The deadline for applications is December 21, 2012.

Under InnovateMass (Innovate Mass to the Clean Power), MassCEC will offer grants of up to $150,000 for projects designed to address energy challenges facing the Commonwealth – such as the need for more efficient trucks and shuttle buses, advanced wastewater treatment technologies or energy storage – and will require 100 percent in matching funds. MassCEC will award the funds to help companies finance demonstration projects, which test and showcase new technologies in preparation to commercialize technologies for the marketplace.

With the idea of benefiting a large cross-section of the Massachusetts clean energy sector, MassCEC will give preference to projects that involve multiple companies, research institutions and energy consumers. Please review the RFP documentation for more details and information.

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NU Top Ranked Utility in Newsweek’s Green Rankings

Posted October 24, 2012 by

Northeast Utilities has been recognized as the top utility in the nation for its environmental stewardship in Newsweek’s 4th annual Green Rankings. The survey examines the environmental performance of the 500 largest public companies in the U.S. and the 500 biggest companies in the world, assessing a company’s performance in three areas – environmental footprint, management and disclosure.

NU is being recognized for a host of environmentally-conscious programs including its Sustainable Supply Chain program and the support the company provides to energy efficiency programs for customers and businesses in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. You can learn more about NU’s commitment to its customers and the environment at its 
Responsible Energy website, or by viewing NSTAR’s Sustainability Report. More information about Newsweek’s Green Rankings and the rankings of the top 25 utilities in the U.S. are available online.



Mabbett Awarded Mutli-Year Industrial Hygiene & Environmental Services Contract by the U.S. General Services Administration National Capital Region

Posted October 18, 2012 by

Mabbett & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that the firm has been awarded a five year, $6M, Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Services Contract from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), National Capital Region (NCR).

As the prime contractor, Mabbett will provide technical support services to GSA‐NCR, including industrial hygiene, safety, sanitation, asbestos and lead containing paint, environmental and occupational health and safety specialist consulting and engineering support services. These services are provided within approximately 200 Federally‐owned, occupied, or leased facilities throughout the District of Columbia metropolitan area. Mabbett’s services also include: long‐term planning and implementation of comprehensive programs on complex multi‐building projects; on‐call rapid response 24/7; and single‐day evaluations‐projects. Mabbett held one of the five previous GSA‐NCR Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Services Contracts from 2009 to 2012.

“We appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve GSA‐NCR on this important contract and GSA‐NCR’s confidence in Mabbett,” commented Susan Smits, CHMM, TURP, CET, Mabbett Program Manager. “We look forward to continuing to deliver high quality, well managed, and responsive service in support of GSA’s mission and Federal customers. Arthur N. Mabbett, President further noted “Mabbett is most pleased to be selected as one of only two prime contractors for the new award. GSA’s vote of confidence in the past performance of the Mabbett Team is most gratifying. I am very proud of our firm’s and staff’s success”.

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