Posted tagged ‘sustainability’

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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Sustainable Development in New York’s Capital Region

June 6, 2011

By Patrick Clear, Executive Director, ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse On March 4, over 140 people took part in the third Sustainable Development in the Capital Region of New York Conference, held at Union College in Schenectady, New York. It was titled “Toward a Sustainable Future,” and aimed at educating those on the front lines of [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Attention NH Residents: Your Energy Plan could yield you a fabulous prize!

December 27, 2010

  By Julia Dundorf Manager of Community Relations and Co-director of the New England Carbon Challenge, Clean Air – Cool Planet    The New England Carbon Challenge (NECC) and its partners are proud to announce the upcoming launch of the My Energy PlanTM Video Challenge 2011 for New Hampshire residents.  Businesses, organizations and even a [...]

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 [...]


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