Archive for the ‘Campus Climate Action’ category

Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker Hosts Sustainability Education Workshop

November 22, 2011

By James C. Malley, Board Chair, Connecticut Partnership for Sustainability Education The Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker in Hartford hosted a “Best Practices in Sustainability Education Workshop” on November 10, 2011 during National Sustainability Education week. Sponsored by the Connecticut Partnership for Sustainability Education, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the [...]

Healthy Drinking Water for Berne Knox Westerlo Elementary Students

April 29, 2011

By Lisa Chase, Go Green Committee Chair, BWK PTA, Environmental Community Activist How to teach the three “R”s and provide healthy drinking water to Berne Knox Westerlo Elementary School students?  That was the question the  BKW PTA Go Green Team contemplated after deciding that reducing the plastic waste stream at the elementary school should be on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Listening to Pros at Work

October 29, 2010

By Anne Stephenson, Campus Outreach and Climate Fellows Coordinator Clean Air-Cool Planet   As some of our reader might remember, Jennifer, Claire and I are teaching an on-line Carbon Management Course for the new UMASS Dartmouth Certificate in Sustainable Development.  We recently interviewed our friend and colleague Brett Pasinella, from the UNH Sustainability Academy, for [...]

CA-CP Launches New Online Tool!

October 20, 2010

By Jennifer Andrews Director of Program Planning and Coordination, Clean Air-Cool Planet CA-CP achieved a milestone last week with the unveiling of the new online CHEFS tool, in Denver, at the annual campus sustainability conference hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).    CHEFS, or Charting Emissions from Food [...]

A New Class of Leaders

August 27, 2010

By Claire Roby Carbon Accounting Coordinator, Clean Air-Cool Planet Last week we held the closing reception for our third year of the Clean Air-Cool Planet Summer Climate Fellowship program. We had great projects and Fellows in 2008 and 2009, but I think something truly special happened with this year’s six fellows.        As always at the [...]

Community Catalyst Fund helps Groton student garden expand and grow

August 18, 2010

Watch the Community Catalyst Fund help the Groton Student Farm grow. For more information on the Community Catalyst Fund, visit

Starting a national conversation – about food!

July 2, 2010

By Julie Munro Climate Fellow, Clean Air-Cool Planet     Julie Munro is working with Claire Roby in Oklahoma on Charting Emissions from Food Services (CHEFS) and Greening Tulsa. A new graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., she was “very active in campaigning for campus sustainability and I helped to establish a community garden, [...]


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