Posted tagged ‘environmentalism’

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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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 [...]

Growing Environmental Literacy in Connecticut

June 3, 2011

By Laurel Kohl, Energy Education Specialist, Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Educators (COEEA) received a $1200 grant from the Community Catalyst Fund in December 2010. That money has helped to present viewings of Mother Nature’s Child to more than 200 individuals to date, with 23 showings scheduled. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]


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