Posted tagged ‘Energy Efficiency’

Defending the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) In New Hampshire

April 20, 2012

Clean Air-Cool Planet offered the following testimony before the New Hampshire Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on April 19, 2012.  Testimony before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on HB 1490 - relative to New Hampshire’s regional greenhouse gas initiative cap and trade program for controlling carbon dioxide emissions. April 19, 2012 Roger Stephenson, Clean Air-Cool Planet, 100 Market Street [...]

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 [...]

Helping Households Save Energy in Guilford, CT

October 12, 2011

Greg Seaman, Secretary, Guilford Energy Task Force Guilford Energy Task Force applied for a grant from Community Catalyst Fund for $2500 to fund 30 low-income homeowners for home energy assessments.  (The balance of the grant was for postage and supplies.)  These HEAs were carried out by companies authorized by Northeast Utilities, which cost each homeowner [...]

Conservation Lands a Starring Role in Wethersfield, CT

October 11, 2011

By Matthew Forrest, Esq., Wethersfield Green Summit Committee The Community Catalyst Fund provided the Wethersfield Green Summit Committee with a grant in the amount of $2,500.The grant provided us with the opportunity to create two videos for Wethersfield residents to view new conservation technologies. One video focused on insulation and weatherization technologies for the home. The [...]

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 [...]


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