Archive for the ‘climate education’ category

Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker Hosts Sustainability Education Workshop

November 22, 2011

By James C. Malley, Board Chair, Connecticut Partnership for Sustainability Education The Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker in Hartford hosted a “Best Practices in Sustainability Education Workshop” on November 10, 2011 during National Sustainability Education week. Sponsored by the Connecticut Partnership for Sustainability Education, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the [...]

Science Saturdays in Long Beach Island, NJ

November 4, 2011

By Marianne Gellman, Development Director, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences Science Saturdays were held at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences from February to May in 2011. We measured success in the number of people who attended, the rating of the topics and speakers, and the caliber [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Healthy Drinking Water for Berne Knox Westerlo Elementary Students

April 29, 2011

By Lisa Chase, Go Green Committee Chair, BWK PTA, Environmental Community Activist How to teach the three “R”s and provide healthy drinking water to Berne Knox Westerlo Elementary School students?  That was the question the  BKW PTA Go Green Team contemplated after deciding that reducing the plastic waste stream at the elementary school should be on [...]

Community Catalyst Fund Supports “Kid Power”

April 29, 2011

By Janine Novak, Park Lake School PTA On Friday, March 4, 2011, through a grant from the Community Catalyst Fund, the students and staff at Park Lake School in New Jersey were presented with an absolutely delightful performance, “Kid Power and the Planet Protectors.”  We learned about effective ways to preserve our environment by recycling, [...]


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