Archive for the ‘Solutions’ category

Thetford, VT, HEAT Campaign a Success!

December 5, 2011

By Bob Walker, Dirctor, Sustainable Energy Resource Group   “I would like to publically thank the Thetford HEAT program and SERG for the wonderful workshop on home weatherization at the Thetford Center community building Saturday Nov. 12.  The presenter had a lot of great information to share on how to improve our homes, how to [...]

Cutting Emissions One CFL at a Time

October 17, 2011

By Debra Mastroeni, Village of Montebello Clerk/Treasurer The Village of Montebello, NY, was awarded a $1,000 grant from Clean Air-Cool Planet’s Community Catalyst Fund to pay for a CFL-Incandescent light bulb swap. The light bulb swap enables residents to trade in an incandescent light bulb for a CF light bulb- for FREE. This is the first [...]

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 [...]

Middle Township Achieves Sustainable Jersey’s Bronze Certification – Update!

October 11, 2011

By Elizabeth Terenik, Principal of Terenik Land Use Consulting Updated 1/25/2011 This time last year, as part of the Mayor’s initiative to green the Township, the Middle Township Environmental Commission was re-established after many years of not functioning. Also at this time, the Township had been registered in the Sustainable Jersey program, but had not [...]

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 [...]

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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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 [...]

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 [...]


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