Archive for the ‘sustainability’ category

Welcome to the Ringwood (NJ) Community Garden!

July 25, 2011

By Amy Jolin, President, Eat Local Thanks to a generous grant from the Community Catalyst Fund, Eat Local, Inc. was able to purchase lumber, fencing, water barrels, and soil for a large, beautiful garden in the wooded and rocky soils of Ringwood, NJ.The project started in 2010 as a charity garden organized by Girl Scout [...]

Ahead of the Curve: Watervliet, NY Adopts a Cutting-Edge Climate Action Plan

July 22, 2011

 By Mayor Mike Manning, Watervliet, NY I’m happy to report that the Watervliet, NY, City Council has adopted a Climate Action Plan (CAP). The Plan, made possible by a $2,500 grant from the Community Catalyst Fund, creates a framework for increasing the effectiveness of the Watervliet Sustainability Working Group (WSWG) by monitoring and evaluating the [...]

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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Ready or Not: Here Come the Impacts of a Changing Climate

June 16, 2011

  New report points to growing local awareness that it’s better to be prepared   Our team today released a first-of-its-kind report on the needs and activities of Northeast communities beginning to confront the realities of a changing climate. Preparing for the Changing Climate: a Northeast-Focused Needs Assessment is based on direct outreach to over [...]

Keeping Warm and Saving Energy in Tarrytown, NY

June 6, 2011

By Susan Schwartz, Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council Tarrytown, New York, has, thanks to a generous grant from the Community Catalyst Fund, embarked on a Neighbor to Neighbor Keep Warm/Save Energy project designed to reach residents where they live. With help as well from NYSERDA and Con Ed, we are setting up events 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 [...]

Local Matters – to Whole Foods Market and to Us

April 7, 2011

        Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs             It is a pleasure working with Whole Foods Market Team Leaders and Team Members as we approach April 12,  the 5% Day dedicated to benefitting Clean Air-Cool Planet’s sustainability programs in communities and on campuses.  Local matters to Whole [...]

Verizon earns nod for powering up green vehicles!

April 1, 2011

   Bob Sheppard Vice President of CA-CP’s      Corporate Program If you think it hurts when you fill with $ 4 gallon gas at the pump  imagine what it’s like for one of the nation’s largest vehicle fleets. President Obama met today in Maryland with executives from FedEx, UPS, AT&T, PepsiCo and Verizon who deal with that reality daily.  These [...]

Common Sense Energy Savings

March 29, 2011

        Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs     I’m looking forward to our third annual Local Energy Solutions conference for New Hampshire towns and schools – this Saturday  — April 2  from 8 am-4pm .    A town administrator from the North Coountry shared with me that his oil heat bill [...]

Why My City is Cool

January 26, 2011

By Jim Rutala, Chair, Linwood (NJ) Environmental Commission Achieved bronze Sustainable Jersey Certification.  Linwood, NJ,  is part of an elite group of 67 municipalities that have achieved the prestigious Sustainable Jersey certification. Municipalities that earn the certification are considered by their peers, by state government, and by the experts and civic organizations in New Jersey, [...]


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