Posted tagged ‘climate change solutions’

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 [...]

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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Thumbs up to Governor’s Thumbs Down

July 6, 2011

    Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs         Clean Air-Cool Planet agrees with Governor Lynch’s veto of SB154, the Shoreland Protection Act, which had been amended by the House as part of the House leadership’s repeated attempts to repeal the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in New Hampshire. The Governor’s [...]

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 [...]

RGGI, Andrew Jackson, and Danny Webster

April 8, 2011

  Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs     So the Washington-based Americans for Prosperity is now running radio ads to repeal RGGI in New Hampshire.    Lets review the facts: RGGI proceeds now benefit NH towns, businesses and schools. If repealed, NH people and businesses still pay in, but all the money goes to Connecticut, [...]

100 Pro-RGGI Businesses

March 28, 2011

      Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs         The list of NH businesses supporting RGGI in New Hampshire is growing and this morning stands at 92.  Not bad for hardly trying.    Its common sense  - ask a business owner if s/he’d like to pay for RGGI, only to see the [...]

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, [...]

Transforming Trash Cans in Ithaca, NY

January 26, 2011

  By Whitney Larsen, The Sustainability Hub At the end of each weekend in Collegetown, just outside of Cornell University, trash is overflowing from trash cans, with coffee cups and drinks sitting on the curb along College Avenue. Although there were supposed to be a few cans designated for recycling, they are not marked as [...]


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