Archive for the ‘Fundraising’ category

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 [...]

Transforming Trash Cans in Ithaca, NY

January 26, 2011

  By Whitney Larsen, The Sustainability Hub At the end of each weekend in Collegetown, just outside of Cornell University, trash is overflowing from trash cans, with coffee cups and drinks sitting on the curb along College Avenue. Although there were supposed to be a few cans designated for recycling, they are not marked as [...]

Attention NH Residents: Your Energy Plan could yield you a fabulous prize!

December 27, 2010

  By Julia Dundorf Manager of Community Relations and Co-director of the New England Carbon Challenge, Clean Air – Cool Planet    The New England Carbon Challenge (NECC) and its partners are proud to announce the upcoming launch of the My Energy PlanTM Video Challenge 2011 for New Hampshire residents.  Businesses, organizations and even a [...]

Catalyst Fund enables Red Hook to up community commitment

December 6, 2010

The organizers of the Red Hook Challenge thanks Clean Air-Cool Planet’s Community Catalyst Fund for their assistance in getting their program off to a great start! Visit them at http://redhookchallenge.org/.

A Case for Engagement: Adirondack Ecofest

November 3, 2010

By Nancy Welch, Hamilton County Cornell Cooperative Extension Even though Hamilton County is the third largest in New York State, it is the least populated.  Having only 5,021 year-round residents, the county is rural with no fast food restaurants, chain hotels, stoplights, or shopping malls.  People depend on locally owned and operated stores for food, [...]

Saratoga Springs’ CFL Community Challenge

September 2, 2010

Read about Saratoga Springs’ CFL Community Challenge and their positive reduction in carbon and energy use, funding helped by Clean Air-Cool Planet (www.localfunds.org).

Community Catalyst Fund helps Groton student garden expand and grow

August 18, 2010

Watch the Community Catalyst Fund help the Groton Student Farm grow. For more information on the Community Catalyst Fund, visit www.localfunds.org.

We’re talking to you. About money.

July 26, 2010

By Bill Burtis Manager, Communications and Special Projects, Clean Air-Cool Planet It doesn’t often happen that when you offer people money, they don’t show up.  But that’s exactly the position we at Clean Air-Cool Planet find ourselves in, and we’re not going to take it anymore. So, you are going to hear from us.  If [...]

Earth Day is 5% Day at Whole Foods Markets

February 19, 2010

By Amanda Muise Development Officer, Clean Air-Cool Planet It must be getting close to lunchtime, because food has been on our minds a lot lately here at Clean Air-Cool Planet. Our ongoing work on the CHEFS (CHarting Emissions from Food Services) Calculator has sparked some thought-provoking break-room discussions: Are local foods or organic foods better [...]

300 miles down and much learned

October 1, 2009

By Anne Stephenson Campus Outreach Coordinator Clean Air-Cool Planet Anne fills us in on the last leg of her bicycle voyage to the Washington, D.C. with Brita Climate Ride. Well, I’m cheating a little and finishing this blog on day 6.  I’m with Amanda in Pennsville New Jersey and I have to say I am SO [...]


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