Posted tagged ‘Recycling’

Campbell Recycling Advocacy Project Expands Program with Community Catalyst Fund

May 25, 2012

By Dennis Perreault, Faculty Advisor, Campbell Recycling Advocacy Project CRAP requested a Community Catalyst Fund grant in order to expand its recycling program to the two other schools in the Litchfield, NH,  School District.  Prior to the awarding of the grant, hundreds of pounds of recyclable cardboard and steel cans were being deposited into the [...]

Building Environmental Awareness in Grand Isle County, VT

May 23, 2012

By Bob Buermann, Islanders Caring for the Environment ICE (Islanders Caring for the Environment) has used a Community Catalyst Fund Grant to expand from the Town of South Hero to cover the five towns of Grand Isle County in the Champlain Islands of Vermont. ICE is a grassroots community organization that identifies opportunities and implements ways [...]

Enhanced Recycling Program in Somersworth, NH

April 2, 2012

By Liz Wilson, Chair of the Somersworth Sustainability Committee The City of Somersworth strives to be a leader in sustainability.  As the Somersworth Sustainability Committee, we recognized that there were significant opportunities to improve access to recycling in public spaces within the city and lead by example.  City residents visiting public buildings and spaces had [...]

Recycling is Back at Sandwich, NH, Central School!

December 6, 2011

By Nancy Fredrickson, Sandwich Energy Committee Recycling is back at Sandwich Central School thanks to the volunteer efforts of the town’s energy committee and a Community Catalyst Fund grant that provided funding for construction of an outdoor storage shed. Due to severe space shortages our K‐6 school’s recycling program had been put on hold indefinitely [...]

Out with the OLD and in with the NEW: Single-Stream Recycling Begins in Farmington, CT

July 25, 2011

By Liz Dolphin, Assistant Town Planner, Town of Farmington, CT Education is the first step in a successful recycling program, and thanks to a grant from Clean Air-Cool Planet’s Community Catalyst Fund, the Town of Farmington, CT is off to a great start as it enters the new era of single-stream recycling.  The Community Catalyst [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Community Catalyst Fund Supports “Kid Power”

April 29, 2011

By Janine Novak, Park Lake School PTA On Friday, March 4, 2011, through a grant from the Community Catalyst Fund, the students and staff at Park Lake School in New Jersey were presented with an absolutely delightful performance, “Kid Power and the Planet Protectors.”  We learned about effective ways to preserve our environment by recycling, [...]

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 [...]


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