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HCG awarded state’s first Solar Thermal Challenge grant

HCG is excited to announce a new grant awarded by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) through the Commonwealth Solar Hot Water program.  The $141,875 grant will fund three rounds of regional solar thermal outreach campaigns. 

HCG awarded state’s first Solar Thermal Challenge grant 2017-10-10T11:49:14+00:00

4 RSVP volunteers receive President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

HOLYOKE — Imagine serving coffee, cooking meals, planning trips and knitting sweaters for more than 4,000 hours — not for oneself, but for others; not for pay, but for charity. These are just a few of the ways that RSVP of Hampshire & Franklin Counties volunteers serve their communities.

4 RSVP volunteers receive President’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2017-10-16T16:23:00+00:00

Others join Deerfield Bar-Way Farm in turning manure into energy

For years, dairy farmers have used cow manure as fertilizer to spread over crops like corn and hay. But some farms in western Massachusetts have a new use for all that manure — renewable energy. The farms, in Deerfield, Hatfield and Granville, are embarking on a project to turn cow manure into electricity as a way to become self-sustaining and stabilize their finances in what they say is a volatile market.

Others join Deerfield Bar-Way Farm in turning manure into energy 2017-10-04T20:22:16+00:00

Massachusetts dairy farmers to turn manure into renewable energy

BOSTON -- For years, dairy farmers have used cow manure as fertilizer to spread over crops like corn and hay. But two farms in Western Massachusetts have a new use for all that manure -- renewable energy.

Massachusetts dairy farmers to turn manure into renewable energy 2017-10-25T01:01:23+00:00

HCOG becomes HCG, gets new communications director amid image woes

NORTHAMPTON — The Hampshire Council of Governments has hired a former White House staffer to field communications from its office. The quasi-governmental nonprofit has struggled in recent years to convey its day-to-day dealings and its role in the community.

HCOG becomes HCG, gets new communications director amid image woes 2017-10-04T20:08:29+00:00

Dealing with ‘image problem’ despite ‘high satisfaction,’ HCG hires communications specialist

NORTHAMPTON -- The Hampshire Council of Governments has hired a former White House communications specialist as part of a rebranding effort as it tries to push back against what officials with the nonprofit say is an "image problem" despite "high satisfaction" with its work.

Dealing with ‘image problem’ despite ‘high satisfaction,’ HCG hires communications specialist 2017-10-25T01:00:17+00:00

HCG, Franklin CDC, to offer local foods to schools

As students at Leverett and Erving elementary schools dig into their vegetables this fall, they may be getting a taste of local farms thanks to a new collaboration of the Franklin County Community Development Corp. and the Hampshire Regional Council of Governments. HCOG’s Purchasing Cooperative and the CDC have announced a Pioneer Valley Vegetable Venture for 16 school cafeterias and organizations around western Massachusetts, one that will offer locally grown fruits and vegetables for their menus.

HCG, Franklin CDC, to offer local foods to schools 2017-10-04T20:32:04+00:00

Hampshire Power plans to power the Big E with all clean energy

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The buildings at the Big E have begun the process of converting to renewable energy. Hampshire Power in Northampton eventually intends to power all of the buildings with green energy. The power company hopes to recruit other businesses from its booth located just outside the Massachusetts building.

Hampshire Power plans to power the Big E with all clean energy 2017-11-03T14:27:50+00:00

George A. Symborski: Cites accomplishments of county agency

Serving as a representative on the Hampshire Council of Governments is an honor and privilege. I say this because the council provides a strong example of local leadership working at its best, along with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Council representatives come together to seek common ground for their town’s problems and unique challenges. Regional solutions are not always obvious or one-size-fits-all, but the lesson in civics on display during our meetings is that you keep plugging away for the greater good.

George A. Symborski: Cites accomplishments of county agency 2017-10-16T16:32:31+00:00