Archive for the ‘Renewable energy’ 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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

Bedford 2020 Coalition: Survey to Gauge, Generate Participation

October 29, 2010

  By Olivia H. Farr Senior Vice President, Bedford 2020   The Bedford 2020 Coalition (B2020) is a private nonprofit, representing over 120 local partner organizations, formed in December 2009 to play a leadership role in the Town of Bedford, NY’s efforts to become a sustainable community.  B2020 is charged by the town with assisting [...]

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 [...]

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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