Archive for the ‘Energy Efficiency’ category

Thetford, VT, HEAT Campaign a Success!

December 5, 2011

By Bob Walker, Dirctor, Sustainable Energy Resource Group   “I would like to publically thank the Thetford HEAT program and SERG for the wonderful workshop on home weatherization at the Thetford Center community building Saturday Nov. 12.  The presenter had a lot of great information to share on how to improve our homes, how to [...]

Red Hook 10% Challenge Still Energized: Community Catalyst Fund Support Crucial

November 4, 2011

By Brenda Cagle, Red Hook 10% Challenge As the second half of the Red Hook 10% Challenge unfolded, energy remained high while energy use continued to decrease.  Thanks to the Clean Air -Cool Planet Community Catalyst Fund and lots of faithful volunteers and supportive businesses, the Challenge had a banner year.  The initiative is now [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Community Catalyst Fund Supports Municipal Green Team Development in Westchester County Villages

July 22, 2011

By Dani Glaser, Green Team Spirit “To hit the climate challenge ahead of us we need to make changes now.  Our village governments need to set an example for our communities, and this change starts from within. Our village green teams will help change the culture, and this training will help us do that.”
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