Posted tagged ‘Fuel Efficiency’

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 [...]

Keeping Warm and Saving Energy in Tarrytown, NY

June 6, 2011

By Susan Schwartz, Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council Tarrytown, New York, has, thanks to a generous grant from the Community Catalyst Fund, embarked on a Neighbor to Neighbor Keep Warm/Save Energy project designed to reach residents where they live. With help as well from NYSERDA and Con Ed, we are setting up events in a variety [...]

Bike Recycling with Time’s Up!

January 24, 2011

By Abby Morse Time’s Up! Time’s Up! is a non profit environmental activism organization run by hundreds of dedicated volunteers. We have two locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and work to actively engage members of our community to participate in events that promote a positive, sustainable lifestyle. One of our main focuses is alternative forms [...]

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 [...]

Learning, face-to-face, that we all want the same thing

November 17, 2010

Jennifer Andrews, Director of Program Planning and Coordination Clean Air-Cool Planet ®   A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting a visit to Clean Air-Cool Planet from seven fascinating gentleman from the Middle East.   These visitors—professors, journalists, environmental ministers and local officials from Morocco, Jordan, Palestine and Iraq—were on a whirlwind [...]

Don’t Mention It

July 16, 2010

By Steve Erario, Climate Fellow Clean Air-Cool Planet       Steve Erario, is a Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellow working with Greater Portland Council of Governments and CA-CP staff and to help produce a Maine Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Handbook for communities. A graduate in the Environmental Policy major at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, [...]

Personal Rapid Transit – Coming to a city near you?

July 9, 2010

By Leah Bamberger Climate Fellow, Clean Air-Cool Planet    I would like to introduce you to the future of public transportation, Personal Rapid Transit (PRT).  No more rubbing up against strangers, or waiting for that bus or train.  PRT is the future of public transportation. PRT is an automated system of very light and small [...]

Conference Board Conference show businesses still keeping the cutting edge on carbon

June 28, 2010

  By Bob Sheppard CFO and Vice President of the Corporate Program, Clean Air-Cool Planet Forward-looking businesses understand that the world is changing and they need to work hard to stay ahead of the curve embracing innovative solutions and tapping into exciting opportunities as they develop. That was the take-away from the recent Corporate Citizenship [...]

Let’s Get Personal: Defining Sustainability

June 23, 2010

By Corey Johnson Climate Fellow, Clean Air-Cool Planet     Corey Johnson is going into his senior year at UNH as a business administration major with a minor in sustainable living. He has collaborated with CA-CP in the past on the development and implementation of the Small Town Carbon Calculator (STOCC). Most recently, he has been involved [...]

Reducing Single-Occupancy Vehicles

March 9, 2010

By Anne Stephenson, Campus Outreach and Climate Fellows Coordinator Clean Air-Cool Planet One of the greatest carbon management struggles we all share is reducing single occupancy vehicles – a challenge shared by institutions and individuals alike.  Surely all of us could be better at asking our friends, neighbors, and coworkers about carpooling opportunities.  And how [...]


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