Archive for October 2011

Cutting Emissions One CFL at a Time

October 17, 2011

By Debra Mastroeni, Village of Montebello Clerk/Treasurer The Village of Montebello, NY, was awarded a $1,000 grant from Clean Air-Cool Planet’s Community Catalyst Fund to pay for a CFL-Incandescent light bulb swap. The light bulb swap enables residents to trade in an incandescent light bulb for a CF light bulb- for FREE. This is the first [...]

10% Challenge Training

October 17, 2011

 By Melissa Everett, Ph.D., Executive Director, Sustainable Hudson Valley Sustainable Hudson Valley was generously awarded a CA-CP Community Catalyst Fund Mini-Grant to capture lessons learned in the pilot phase of our 10% Challenge, by designing and delivering a training session for regional champions who could then scale up the Challenge in their own communities.   Through [...]

Renewable Energy in Kingston, NY

October 12, 2011

 By Rich Schiafo, Climate Analyst, City of Kingston Renewable sources of energy, such as geothermal and solar power, are important pieces of the puzzle necessary to address the impacts associated with burning of fossil fuels as well as the rising cost of energy. This summer, a few City of Kingston Common Council members, some city [...]

Helping Households Save Energy in Guilford, CT

October 12, 2011

Greg Seaman, Secretary, Guilford Energy Task Force Guilford Energy Task Force applied for a grant from Community Catalyst Fund for $2500 to fund 30 low-income homeowners for home energy assessments.  (The balance of the grant was for postage and supplies.)  These HEAs were carried out by companies authorized by Northeast Utilities, which cost each homeowner [...]

Middle Township Achieves Sustainable Jersey’s Bronze Certification – Update!

October 11, 2011

By Elizabeth Terenik, Principal of Terenik Land Use Consulting Updated 1/25/2011 This time last year, as part of the Mayor’s initiative to green the Township, the Middle Township Environmental Commission was re-established after many years of not functioning. Also at this time, the Township had been registered in the Sustainable Jersey program, but had not [...]

Seed Money for Seeds

October 11, 2011

By Helen Brady, President, Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center The receipt of a generous grant from the Community Catalyst Fund allowed the Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center, Inc. buy the necessary vegetable seeds, soil amendments and supplies to plant our first Community Supported Agriculture program. Hilltop Hanover Farm and [...]

Conservation Lands a Starring Role in Wethersfield, CT

October 11, 2011

By Matthew Forrest, Esq., Wethersfield Green Summit Committee The Community Catalyst Fund provided the Wethersfield Green Summit Committee with a grant in the amount of $2,500.The grant provided us with the opportunity to create two videos for Wethersfield residents to view new conservation technologies. One video focused on insulation and weatherization technologies for the home. The [...]


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