Archive for June 2009

Potluck of Ideas

June 30, 2009

By Christina Bosch Climate Fellow ‘09 Clean Air-Cool Planet Energy rating requirements for home sales, subscription services for furniture, dematerialization, and small companies collaborating on issues it’s good to be bigger when facing…. These were all ideas bandied around this Monday in Cambridge, MA at EDF and Ashoka’s second “unconference” in a series of four [...]

Business meets Washington, D.C., meets carbon

June 16, 2009

By Bob Sheppard, COO and Manager of the Corporate Program, Clean Air-Cool Planet When Clean Air-Cool Planet came into being the concept of businesses working to reduce their firms’ greenhouse gas emissions was still in the embryonic stages. In those days meetings with corporate executives frequently meant watching their eyes roll back, fidgeting in their [...]

New Again

June 11, 2009

By Amanda Muise Development Officer, Clean Air-Cool Planet For my birthday last month, my boyfriend Dan bought me a season pass to the Massachusetts State Parks system.  He chose this gift with a very specific purpose in mind: I recently relocated from Norwalk, a small city on the Connecticut coastline, to western Massachusetts, and Dan [...]

Words From a Novice Vegetable Grower

June 9, 2009

By Meg Giuliano Climate Fellow Clean Air-Cool Planet Jenny, one of the garden managers at Strawbery Banke, is a practical, no-nonsense woman who really knows her stuff.  As I sat down to meet with her about my new community garden plot, it was as if she knew what I was going to say before I [...]

On Town Meeting

June 3, 2009

By Anne Stephenson, Ph.D. Campus Outreach Coordinator Clean Air-Cool Planet Monday night I went to Town Meeting.  I didn’t want to go… but I know that most who attend are there to nit-pick over the budget, and those who think the town should be spending more rarely go.  So I went, mostly in response to [...]

A New Class of Climate Leaders

June 2, 2009

By Claire Roby Carbon Accounting Coordinator Clean Air-Cool Planet Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of meeting Clean Air-Cool Planet’s 2009 Climate Fellows.  These promising young leaders came together to meet the CA-CP staff and each other as well as to learn about logistics for the summer program. As members of this highly competitive program, [...]


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