Posted tagged ‘global warming’

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. [...]

The NH RGGI Race: Reform or Repeal?

April 28, 2011

     Roger Stephenson, APR  Vice President for Programs           I decided to live tweet the  proceedings of last week’s NH Senate Hearing on HB 519 – the repeal of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in the Granite State.  My reactions: outside the hearing, as evidenced from the Twitterverse, there is a [...]

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 [...]

The Aspen Institute weighs in on Arctic Nations’ “Shared Future”

March 23, 2011

By Brooks Yeager, Executive Vice President for Policy, CA-CP The Aspen Institute’s Commission on Arctic Climate Change publicly launched its final report, “The Shared Future,” at a March 16 Washington, D.C. event headlined by the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Dr. Jane Lubchenco.   The eight Arctic nations – Canada, Denmark [...]

The Arctic is Melting, the Desert is Burning

February 24, 2011

Barbara Elkus Senior Advisor, Clean Air-Cool Planet I recently had the pleasure of working with the Norwegian Ambassador, Wegger Christian Strommen, on several climate events in New Mexico.  “Why do I do these events?” asked the Ambassador at a luncheon for 130 business leaders.  “Because Norway is close to where the action is, the ice is [...]

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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