Archive for the ‘Climate’ category

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 [...]

A Busy Year for Spencer-Van Etten Middle School’s Greenhouse Program

July 22, 2011

By Brenda J. Anderson, Spencer-Van Etten Middle School The 7th and 8th grade students in my Greenhouse Program (GHP) at Spencer-Van Etten (S-VE) Middle School in Spencer, NY, plan big .  The students in this hands-on integrated elective continued their work from previous years of promoting Green Education in their building, district and community in a variety [...]

Ahead of the Curve: Watervliet, NY Adopts a Cutting-Edge Climate Action Plan

July 22, 2011

 By Mayor Mike Manning, Watervliet, NY I’m happy to report that the Watervliet, NY, City Council has adopted a Climate Action Plan (CAP). The Plan, made possible by a $2,500 grant from the Community Catalyst Fund, creates a framework for increasing the effectiveness of the Watervliet Sustainability Working Group (WSWG) by monitoring and evaluating the [...]

Thumbs up to Governor’s Thumbs Down

July 6, 2011

    Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs         Clean Air-Cool Planet agrees with Governor Lynch’s veto of SB154, the Shoreland Protection Act, which had been amended by the House as part of the House leadership’s repeated attempts to repeal the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in New Hampshire. The Governor’s [...]

Ready or Not: Here Come the Impacts of a Changing Climate

June 16, 2011

  New report points to growing local awareness that it’s better to be prepared   Our team today released a first-of-its-kind report on the needs and activities of Northeast communities beginning to confront the realities of a changing climate. Preparing for the Changing Climate: a Northeast-Focused Needs Assessment is based on direct outreach to over [...]

Keeping Warm and Saving Energy in Tarrytown, NY

June 6, 2011

By Susan Schwartz, Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council Tarrytown, New York, has, thanks to a generous grant from the Community Catalyst Fund, embarked on a Neighbor to Neighbor Keep Warm/Save Energy project designed to reach residents where they live. With help as well from NYSERDA and Con Ed, we are setting up events in a variety [...]

Sustainable Development in New York’s Capital Region

June 6, 2011

By Patrick Clear, Executive Director, ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse On March 4, over 140 people took part in the third Sustainable Development in the Capital Region of New York Conference, held at Union College in Schenectady, New York. It was titled “Toward a Sustainable Future,” and aimed at educating those on the front lines of [...]

Thousand Islands Young Leaders Organization Celebrates with Cleanup and Greenfest

June 3, 2011

By Alicia Dewey, Thousand Islands Young Leaders Organization The Thousand Islands Young Leaders Organization (TIYLO) celebrated the 41st anniversary of Earth Day with its annual Community Clean Up and “Green Fest” Saturday, April 30th at the Cerow Recreation Park in Clayton, NY.  Similar to last year’s festivities, the focus was to offer a “green” forum [...]

Growing Environmental Literacy in Connecticut

June 3, 2011

By Laurel Kohl, Energy Education Specialist, Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Educators (COEEA) received a $1200 grant from the Community Catalyst Fund in December 2010. That money has helped to present viewings of Mother Nature’s Child to more than 200 individuals to date, with 23 showings scheduled. [...]

Somers Energy Expo Brings the Community Together

May 6, 2011

By Herb Oringel, Chair, Somers Energy Advisory Panel On February 5, 2011, the Town of Somers, NY held an ambitious Energy Expo program at Somers High School.  (View the agenda by downloading our flyer.) This event was aimed at informing and educating the people of Somers, both young and old, about the need to be [...]


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