Archive for the ‘Recycling’ category

Out with the OLD and in with the NEW: Single-Stream Recycling Begins in Farmington, CT

July 25, 2011

By Liz Dolphin, Assistant Town Planner, Town of Farmington, CT Education is the first step in a successful recycling program, and thanks to a grant from Clean Air-Cool Planet’s Community Catalyst Fund, the Town of Farmington, CT is off to a great start as it enters the new era of single-stream recycling.  The Community Catalyst [...]

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 [...]

A Community Harvest in Mansfield, CT

July 20, 2011

By Dr. Beth T. Gankofskie, Food Service Director Mansfield Public Schools With support from the Community Catalyst Fund, Southeast Elementary School’s Garden Project started last summer (2010), has continued through to this spring (2011), and will continue through the summer. The garden is a raised bed measuring 20 feet by 24 feet with a surrounding [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Community Catalyst Fund Supports “Kid Power”

April 29, 2011

By Janine Novak, Park Lake School PTA On Friday, March 4, 2011, through a grant from the Community Catalyst Fund, the students and staff at Park Lake School in New Jersey were presented with an absolutely delightful performance, “Kid Power and the Planet Protectors.”  We learned about effective ways to preserve our environment by recycling, [...]

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 [...]

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/.

CA-CP Launches New Online Tool!

October 20, 2010

By Jennifer Andrews Director of Program Planning and Coordination, Clean Air-Cool Planet CA-CP achieved a milestone last week with the unveiling of the new online CHEFS tool, in Denver, at the annual campus sustainability conference hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).    CHEFS, or Charting Emissions from Food [...]

Postcards from the Edge

October 18, 2010

By Anne Stephenson, Campus Outreach and Climate Fellows Coordinator Clean Air-Cool Planet A title of a great film, but actually the title should read “Postcards that Saved Me from the Edge”.  This week I was the (seemingly random) recipient of two lovely postcards from Sue and Karen.  Sue and Karen are the power-houses behind random [...]


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