Archive for the ‘Advocacy’ category

Defending the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) In New Hampshire

April 20, 2012

Clean Air-Cool Planet offered the following testimony before the New Hampshire Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on April 19, 2012.  Testimony before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on HB 1490 - relative to New Hampshire’s regional greenhouse gas initiative cap and trade program for controlling carbon dioxide emissions. April 19, 2012 Roger Stephenson, Clean Air-Cool Planet, 100 Market Street [...]

Make it your business to support RGGI

March 11, 2011

  Roger Stephenson Vice President for Programs           With almost 200 jobs produced already in New Hampshire as well as a number of NH towns and schools saving energy dollars, RGGI is not fooling around – it means business.  My colleague Bob Sheppard sent a note to business partners to sign on to [...]

Bike Recycling with Time’s Up!

January 24, 2011

By Abby Morse Time’s Up! Time’s Up! is a non profit environmental activism organization run by hundreds of dedicated volunteers. We have two locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and work to actively engage members of our community to participate in events that promote a positive, sustainable lifestyle. One of our main focuses is alternative forms [...]

Attention NH Residents: Your Energy Plan could yield you a fabulous prize!

December 27, 2010

  By Julia Dundorf Manager of Community Relations and Co-director of the New England Carbon Challenge, Clean Air – Cool Planet    The New England Carbon Challenge (NECC) and its partners are proud to announce the upcoming launch of the My Energy PlanTM Video Challenge 2011 for New Hampshire residents.  Businesses, organizations and even a [...]

Catalyst Fund enables Red Hook to up community commitment

December 6, 2010

The organizers of the Red Hook Challenge thanks Clean Air-Cool Planet’s Community Catalyst Fund for their assistance in getting their program off to a great start! Visit them at http://redhookchallenge.org/.

Have You Started YOUR Energy Plan?

November 15, 2010

Regardless of one’s ideological framing, the way we mindlessly expend energy is senseless. Pick your button issue – energy independence, climate change, foreign (or domestic) fossil fuel markets, environmental impacts of fossil fuel extraction or burning (think Gulf spill), green jobs, peak oil, resource conservation, rising energy costs (we can be sure they will) – they all point to the absurdity of our profligate addition to all things energy.

A Case for Engagement: Adirondack Ecofest

November 3, 2010

By Nancy Welch, Hamilton County Cornell Cooperative Extension Even though Hamilton County is the third largest in New York State, it is the least populated.  Having only 5,021 year-round residents, the county is rural with no fast food restaurants, chain hotels, stoplights, or shopping malls.  People depend on locally owned and operated stores for food, [...]

Listening to Pros at Work

October 29, 2010

By Anne Stephenson, Campus Outreach and Climate Fellows Coordinator Clean Air-Cool Planet   As some of our reader might remember, Jennifer, Claire and I are teaching an on-line Carbon Management Course for the new UMASS Dartmouth Certificate in Sustainable Development.  We recently interviewed our friend and colleague Brett Pasinella, from the UNH Sustainability Academy, for [...]

Bedford 2020 Coalition: Survey to Gauge, Generate Participation

October 29, 2010

  By Olivia H. Farr Senior Vice President, Bedford 2020   The Bedford 2020 Coalition (B2020) is a private nonprofit, representing over 120 local partner organizations, formed in December 2009 to play a leadership role in the Town of Bedford, NY’s efforts to become a sustainable community.  B2020 is charged by the town with assisting [...]

Retirement Communities Going Green

October 27, 2010

Gray Is Green and the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut (AASCC) have partnered to help spread the concepts and practices of sustainable living to retirement communities and senior housing centers in Connecticut.


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