Archive for the ‘Fuel Efficiency’ 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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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 [...]

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 [...]

Verizon earns nod for powering up green vehicles!

April 1, 2011

   Bob Sheppard Vice President of CA-CP’s      Corporate Program If you think it hurts when you fill with $ 4 gallon gas at the pump  imagine what it’s like for one of the nation’s largest vehicle fleets. President Obama met today in Maryland with executives from FedEx, UPS, AT&T, PepsiCo and Verizon who deal with that reality daily.  These [...]

Common Sense Energy Savings

March 29, 2011

        Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs     I’m looking forward to our third annual Local Energy Solutions conference for New Hampshire towns and schools – this Saturday  — April 2  from 8 am-4pm .    A town administrator from the North Coountry shared with me that his oil heat bill [...]

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 [...]


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