Archive for the ‘Green House Gas Emissions’ category

Defending the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) In New Hampshire

April 20, 2012

Clean Air-Cool Planet offered the following testimony before the New Hampshire Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on April 19, 2012.  Testimony before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on HB 1490 - relative to New Hampshire’s regional greenhouse gas initiative cap and trade program for controlling carbon dioxide emissions. April 19, 2012 Roger Stephenson, Clean Air-Cool Planet, 100 Market Street [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Kent CT Takes the Pledge

May 6, 2011

By Karren Garrity, Kent Energy and Environmental Task Force With support from the Community Catalyst Fund, the Kent Energy and Environmental Task Force launched the Kent Carbon Challenge in September 2010.  This is a one year energy reduction challenge.  We have had almost 200 people sign up!  Of these 200, 82 have signed up for [...]

The NH RGGI Race: Reform or Repeal?

April 28, 2011

     Roger Stephenson, APR  Vice President for Programs           I decided to live tweet the  proceedings of last week’s NH Senate Hearing on HB 519 – the repeal of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in the Granite State.  My reactions: outside the hearing, as evidenced from the Twitterverse, there is a [...]

100 Pro-RGGI Businesses

March 28, 2011

      Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs         The list of NH businesses supporting RGGI in New Hampshire is growing and this morning stands at 92.  Not bad for hardly trying.    Its common sense  - ask a business owner if s/he’d like to pay for RGGI, only to see the [...]


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