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Climate Change Data Research in New Jersey

July 11, 2012

By Emily Kilroy, Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellow I can hardly believe that it is officially the second half of the summer fellowship period! It feels like just yesterday we were up in Maine at the beautiful Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge meeting the Clean Air-Cool Planet staff and the other fellows, talking about our [...]

The Future of Carbon Management: Marketing the New Campus Carbon Calculator

July 9, 2012

By Hayley Magerman, Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellow The 2012 Climate Fellows are entering into our sixth week! I am very excited to hear and participate in our midterm presentations. I am coming to you from Arizona, where I am working on developing a 15-month strategic marketing and communications plan for the launch of the new online Campus Carbon [...]

Bringing Communities Together to Help Connecticut Homeowners Afford Energy Efficiency

July 5, 2012

By Benjamin Michaels, Clean Air – Cool Planet Summer Fellow Happy Fourth of July! As of today, the Clean Air – Cool Planet’s summer fellows have reached the halfway points of our projects.  I am currently operating out of CA-CP’s New Canaan, Connecticut office and my project for this summer is to help research and develop a [...]

Home Energy Solutions in Central Connecticut

June 28, 2012

By Rick Linden, Regional Energy Initiatives The project undertaken by Regional Energy Initiatives under a grant from the Community Catalyst Fund involved the encouragement of the citizens of 3 small towns in central Connecticut–Andover, Hebron and Marlborough–to undertake a series of initiatives in the areas of energy conservation, renewable energy and overall sustainability.  The 3 towns share a regional high [...]

Microscopic Bacteria, Large-Scale Issues – The First Steps in Communicating the Links Between Vibrio and Climate Change

June 25, 2012

By Zoe O’Donoghue, 2012 Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellow Clean Air – Cool Planet’s climate fellows begin their fourth week today and we’re all now happily immersed in our projects. My project, looking at how climate change is impacting Vibrio bacteria population ecology, got off to a roaring start when my scientific mentors, Dr. Steve [...]

Planning for the Sustainable Future of the Campus Carbon Calculator

June 21, 2012

By Teodora Stoyanova, 2012 Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellow As my fellowship with Clean Air – Cool Planet draws to an end, I am rushing to complete the last pieces of my project.  Ten weeks ago, I started working on developing a business plan for the yet-to-come upgraded, web-based version of the Campus Carbon Calculator. [...]

Lifting the Fog in Hastings on Hudson, NY

June 11, 2012

By Jean Hamerman, Hastings on Hudson Conservation Commission  Thanks to a grant from the Community Catalyst Fund of Clean Air-Cool Planet, the Conservation Commission of Hastings on Hudson, NY was able to advance its agenda of promoting community engagement in reducing, re-using, and recycling. We organized a four-part series called Lifting the Fog: Straight Talk on [...]

Meet the Fellows

June 4, 2012

By Amanda Sayut, Development Officer, Clean Air-Cool Planet Clean Air-Cool Planet’s 2012 Summer Climate Fellows got together for the first time on Thursday, May 31, for orientation at the Wells Estuarine Research Reserve in Wells, Maine. The competition was steep for this summer’s Fellows, with some 200 applicants vying for 10 postings — from working with [...]

Promoting Efficiency and Renewables in a Vermont town

May 30, 2012

By Paul Cameron, Executive Director, Brattleboro Climate Protection Brattleboro Climate Protection (BCP) is a nonprofit organization that works to develop effective local solutions to global climate change. BCP collaborates with municipal officials, community and state organizations, businesses and volunteers to carry out projects that promote energy efficiency and expanded use of renewable energy sources while [...]

“Love ’Em and Leave ’Em” Initiative Saves Money, Time & Energy, Helps Environment

May 30, 2012

By Nikki Coddington (chair) and Mark Gilliland, Irvington GPTF The Village of Irvington, NY’s Green Policy Task Force just received an Earth Day award from Westchester County, NY for our “Love ’Em and Leave ’Em” (LELE) initative which could result in significant monetary savings for local municipalities and the County through reduction of the volume [...]


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