Archive for June 2010

Energy Efficiency Can Dance!

June 29, 2010

By Claire Roby Carbon Accounting Coordinator, Clean Air-Cool Planet I recently had the privilege of presenting at the third Green Building Learning Institute of UNCF’s Institute for Capacity Building. The three day workshop in San Antonio, Texas, brought together representatives from historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, and tribal colleges.  It was all [...]

Conference Board Conference show businesses still keeping the cutting edge on carbon

June 28, 2010

  By Bob Sheppard CFO and Vice President of the Corporate Program, Clean Air-Cool Planet Forward-looking businesses understand that the world is changing and they need to work hard to stay ahead of the curve embracing innovative solutions and tapping into exciting opportunities as they develop. That was the take-away from the recent Corporate Citizenship [...]

June 28, 2010

Cool Planet: Climate Change in a Blog

June 25, 2010

Welcome to COOL PLANET, the climate blog with a difference: The authors here have been providing solutions to climate change for years. There have been a lot of lessons learned. We look forward to sharing them – ours, and yours – here, as another step toward a COOL PLANET. Send email to: bburtis@cleanair-coolplanet.org Clean Air-Cool [...]

What does sustainability look like? What does it taste like?

June 25, 2010

By Harry Alper Climate Fellow, Clean Air-Cool Planet Harry Alper is earning an undergraduate degree in anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, where he is involved in environmental justice efforts and “grateful for every chance to ride bikes with friends and to serve dinner on my front porch.”  He will be working this summer [...]

Let’s Get Personal: Defining Sustainability

June 23, 2010

By Corey Johnson Climate Fellow, Clean Air-Cool Planet     Corey Johnson is going into his senior year at UNH as a business administration major with a minor in sustainable living. He has collaborated with CA-CP in the past on the development and implementation of the Small Town Carbon Calculator (STOCC). Most recently, he has been involved [...]

Exploiting the spill, for good

June 21, 2010

  By Leah Bamberger, Climate Fellow Clean Air – Cool Planet     Leah Bamberger did her undergraduate studies in political science and environmental studies at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC and is now at UMass Amherst pursing a master’s degree in regional planning, where her primary research area of interest is planning [...]

The cost of energy and the green jobs machine

June 16, 2010

 By David Borden, Guest Blogger NH State Representative      David Borden is a NH State Representative from New Castle.  He serves as clerk of the House Science, Technology, and Energy committee; as a state legislator, he sponsored legislation to promote the use of biodiesel in New Hampshire, authored and sponsored bills to allow towns [...]

The Case for Holding Hands: Maine communities need more active support

June 14, 2010

By Steve Erario, Climate Fellow Clean Air-Cool Planet Steve Erario, is a Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellow working with Greater Portland Council of Governments and CA-CP staff and to help produce a Maine Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Handbook for communities.. A senior Environmental Policy major at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, he has worked to study [...]

What’s negative and positive? The Negawatt Concept

June 11, 2010

 By Ben Lake, Climate Fellow Clean Air-Cool Planet   Ben Lake,  a recent graduate of Bowdoin College and a resident of Portland, Maine, is a Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellow this summer.  He is working on Municipal Energy Efficiency and Cooperative Purchasing Planning with municipalities in the Greater Portland Council of Governments to help them [...]


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