Archive for the ‘fossil fuels’ category

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Biofuel Production at Lyman Memorial High School

June 6, 2011

By Geoff Picard, Agricultural Science Teacher, Lyman Memorial High School On behalf of the Lebanon Regional Agricultural Science and Technology Center at Lyman Memorial High School, we are super excited to have been granted funding from the Community Catalyst Fund to purchase a biodiesel processing kit. Our center’s truck and 4 farm tractors all run on [...]

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 [...]

The Sustainable Scientist:

November 22, 2010

UNH’s Cameron Wake evolves from researcher to translator of sustainability science   By David Sims, Science Writer UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space     SEARCHING FOR RELEVANCE and effectiveness in his scientific career, Cameron Wake zigzagged from big-scale, climate system science down to regional air quality issues and then back [...]

Helping “The Heartbeat” with an Environmental GPS

November 18, 2010

By Bob Sheppard, CFO and Vice President, Corporate Program One of the things that first attracted me to Clean Air-Cool Planet a decade ago when there were but two employees on the payroll, was the opportunity to work collaboratively with corporate leaders, helping CEOs manage risk. This was an organization whose sole focus is climate [...]

Learning, face-to-face, that we all want the same thing

November 17, 2010

Jennifer Andrews, Director of Program Planning and Coordination Clean Air-Cool Planet ®   A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting a visit to Clean Air-Cool Planet from seven fascinating gentleman from the Middle East.   These visitors—professors, journalists, environmental ministers and local officials from Morocco, Jordan, Palestine and Iraq—were on a whirlwind [...]

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.

What’s Good for the Troops…

October 7, 2010

By Bob Sheppard CA-CP CFO and vice president of the Corporate Program, Clean Air-Cool Planet  Two weeks ago one of the presenters at a forum we co-sponsored in Concord NH, mentioned a sobering reality about the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: Many of those killed or injured are not traditional battlefield causalities, but [...]


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