Posted tagged ‘carbon footprint’

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 [...]

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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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, [...]

You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure: Sag Harbor’s Energy Use Inventory

January 26, 2011

 By Sumner Pingree, 725 Green Since 2007, 725 Green has been dedicated to providing voluntary action, education and local leadership to promote and assist the municipality of Sag Harbor, New York in becoming a more sustainable community.  We have engaged residents and village officials in numerous initiatives focused on waste reduction, transportation, energy efficiency, stormwater [...]

Greening New York’s Hudson Valley

January 24, 2011

By Melissa Everett, PhD, Sustainable Hudson Valley   The Hudson Valley Ten Percent Challenge is a regional invitation to cut your carbon footprint 10% and get 10% of “your” people involved.  Initiated by Sustainable Hudson Valley, the Challenge has been piloted with the communities of Red Hook and Warwick, New York, in preparation for regional scale-up.  The Ten [...]

The Sustainable Scientist:

November 22, 2010

UNH’s Cameron Wake evolves from researcher to translator of sustainability science   By David Sims, Science Writer UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space     SEARCHING FOR RELEVANCE and effectiveness in his scientific career, Cameron Wake zigzagged from big-scale, climate system science down to regional air quality issues and then back [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Retirement Communities Going Green

October 27, 2010

Gray Is Green and the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut (AASCC) have partnered to help spread the concepts and practices of sustainable living to retirement communities and senior housing centers in Connecticut.


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