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Welcome To Western Mass. Green Consortium


Dance Party

Green Night – May 10, 2017

GCC’s Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Program: Internships Enhance Local Businesses

You are invited to join the Western Mass Green Consortium at the upcoming Green Night from 5PM – 7PM on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the Platform Sports Bar, 125A Pleasant Street, Northampton!

The event is open to the public, donations welcome.

From 5:00-5:30 grab a drink or order food and chat with others. At 5:30 it’s time to share news, events and make your announcements. The featured presentation begins at 6:00 with Q & A following. At 7:00 we move into the bar where energy is high and we continue with conversations, networking and more food and drink.

GCC has significantly contributed to Massachusetts’ national prominence in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and our interns are often on the forefront of these fields. Student interns have contributed to such forward-looking developments as manufacturing recycled vegetable oil fuel, assessing the energy performance of our regional building stock, increasing outreach to businesses and volunteers for our local low-income housing franchise, and designing and installing solar arrays.

Recent and current interns will give a thumbnail sketch of their experiences working for local organizations such as Northeast Biodiesel, Power House Energy Consulting, and Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity; representatives of host sites will also be on hand to discuss their perspective of the internship process. Teresa Jones, GCC’s RE/EE Program Director, Beth Paulson, Adjunct Faculty for the RE/EE Program, and Christine Copeland, GCC’s Internship Coordinator guru, will update us on GCC’s accomplishments, describe how other businesses can get involved, and introduce the fabulous presenters.

GCC’s pioneering Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency degree and certificate programs have been closely aligned with local sustainable businesses since the program began in 2008. It is a leader in not only the state, but the country. The coursework predicted the need in this booming industry, received recognition for its academic AND practical, on-the-ground, accomplishments. They have graduated 29 students in the degree program and 79 students in the intensive one-year certificate program.


Many thanks to our May Sponsor, Greenfield Community College!

GCC is the smallest of the 15 community colleges in the Massachusetts higher education system, known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, academic excellence, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community.



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BPVS (Berkshire Photovoltaic Services, Inc.) is hiring!

– Entry Level Solar Technician
BPVS is seeking a full-time entry-level solar technician. Minimum requirements are a High School Diploma, valid driver’s license, ability to work on roofs and lift 50 pounds. Vocationl education, carpentry or roofing experience and OSHA certification is a plus. Candidate should be a self starter and demonstrate an eagerness to learn. Competitive compensation and excellent benefits offered.

– Experienced Solar Technician
BPVs is seeking a full-time experienced solar technician. Minimum requirements are a High School Diploma, valid driver’s license, 1 year experience in solar design and installation is required. NABCEP certification and a valid Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License is a plus. Competitive compensation based on experience and excellent benefits.
Please send resume and cover letter to Becca Martin at

BPVS, Berkshire Photovoltaic Services, Inc.
46 Howland Avenue
Adams, MA 01220
HIC MA 131996
Tel: 413-743-0152
Fax: 413-743-4827


Mark your calendar and save the dates for the upcoming Green Nights!

June 14th – Ellen Moyer, author of “Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves: How to Thrive While Creating a Sustainable World”
July 12th – A Panel discusses Electric Vehicles: The Incentives, The Experience, The Future
August – Yearly hiatus

Join us at the Platform Sports Bar at Union Station the second Wednesday of every month for Green Night.


The Platform Sports Bar is located in the historic Union Station in Northampton, MA at 125A Pleasant Street. The bar offers a full menu and an extensive list of drinks. Parking adjacent to the bar is free.