Blog: Living Building Project

Our First Living Building Season Sees a Bumper Crop of Visitors

Our First Living Building Season Sees a Bumper Crop of Visitors On September 13, 2016, after four years of planning, designing, fundraising and building, the Hitchcock Center opened the doors to our new 9,000 square foot “living” building. In just our first week, we welcomed over 400 program participants and visitors through our Monarch Citizen Science, […]

Published in eNewsletter, Living Building Project on December 19, 2016.

Building for the Future Campaign Update 12-19-17 Completing the Vision

By Julie Johnson, Executive Director

Our initial $5.8M goal was ambitious, but thanks to the amazing outpouring of support from our local community, private foundations, and state and federal funding sources, we successfully achieved this fundraising goal! THANK YOU!

With a successfully concluded phase one of our campaign by creating an innovative new environmental learning center to support our expanded program aspirations and to serve as an effective teaching tool publicly demonstrating the principles of ecology and the practice of sustainability.

Published in eNewsletter, Living Building Project on December 19, 2016.

Honoring Representative Ellen Story: Our Hero for Healthy Planet

State Representative Ellen Story was honored with the Hitchcock Center’s Hero for a Healthy Planet Award at the annual Salamander Sunday Brunch on November 6th. Her service to the community and her commitment to seeking funding and support at the state level for the Center’s new “living” building has been unwavering. Presented by Julie Johnson, Hitchcock […]

Published in eNewsletter, Living Building Project on December 19, 2016.

Water Petal Case Study: Momentum in Massachusetts

There’s a quiet revolution underway in Massachusetts….

Published in In the News, Living Building Project on November 8, 2016.

A Watershed Monument

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc

Published in In the News, Living Building Project on October 7, 2016.

OLLIE’S REPORT: A Living Building

By Olivia M. Perrault

Have you ever heard of a living building? I hadn’t either, and that’s why I was so excited to visit the new Hitchcock Center! In this short report you will learn what a living building is!

Published in Blog, eNewsletter, Living Building Project on September 30, 2016.

One month in a living building: Hitchcock staff share their experience

Hitchcock Center Staff

Hitchcock Center staff share meaningful experiences of the first month working in our living building.

Published in Blog, eNewsletter, Living Building Project on September 30, 2016.

Amherst’s Hitchcock Center migrates to new building this weekend

By Diane Lederman

While salamanders typically migrate in the spring, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment — which has the amphibian as its mascot — is preparing for an off-season migration of its own.

Published in In the News, Living Building Project on September 29, 2016.

22 New Things to Check Out in Western Massachusetts

By Visit Hampshire County

With the return of the school year and the changing of seasons among us, we’re heading into one of the best times of the year in Western Massachusetts. As you plan your fall visits to Hampshire County, be sure to consider adding the some of these new places and events to your itinerary!

Published in In the News, Living Building Project on September 16, 2016.

A River Runs Through It

By Darcy Boyle

Concrete artists from EnnisArt have taken a standard concrete floor of the recently built Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst, Mass., and turned it into a beautiful depiction of the region’s Connecticut River Watershed.

Published in In the News, Living Building Project on September 15, 2016.
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