Norwalk is the latest Connecticut municipality to join Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that offers detailed array of sustainability best practices, tools and resources, peer learning, and opportunities for recognition.The Sustainable CT platform supports a broad range of actions, such as improving watershed management, supporting arts and creative culture, reducing energy use and increasing renewable […]
Former Connecticut Commissioner of Environmental Protection and Administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy has made the shift from government to academia, with the launch of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
C-CHANGE is a new collaboration between Harvard University […]
What would happen if ways to integrate nature into a major urban community were pursued? In Connecticut, the largest city is Bridgeport, and the Connecticut chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been undertaking an effort to find out.
Nature offers a lot of benefits to communities, TNC points out. “Trees provide shade and help […]
With momentum to accelerate sustainability practices in Connecticut, local and regional representatives from Connecticut’s 169 towns and cities, along with key agencies and businesses, have spent the past year developing Sustainable CT. The new statewide initiative will be formally launched at the end of this month with expectations of influencing sustainability practices across the state.
Expect more hurricanes in Connecticut, New England and the New York metropolitan area.
That’s the take-away from an article published by the scientific website Massive by a fourth-year PhD student at Oregon State University researching microbial ecology. Michael Graw draws on a new study, led by climate scientists Andra Garner from Rutgers University’s Department […]
Connecticut Fund for the Environment has formally submitted its comments on the state’s draft 2017 Comprehensive Energy Strategy to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The plan is intended to shape the state’s energy policies and investments for the next three years.
“The draft energy strategy includes some important recommendations that will reduce dependence […]
The annual Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce awards luncheon on Thursday, September 28 will celebrate the diverse accomplishments of members of the region’s business community – including an entrepreneurial business with the “juice” to grow from a home-based start-up in Wallingford to employ more than 120 people in New Haven in less than a […]
The Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE program recently surpassed $100 million in closed project financing. Out of the 19 states with C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) programs, this project financing level is second only to California, according to officials.
The Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE program reached the milestone of $100 million in total closed […]
Tesla’s goal of selling vehicles direct to consumers in Connecticut remains elusive, dismissed out of hand by Connecticut’s legislature this year, as last year and the year before. Even the sole “gallery” the electric car manufacturer and retailer has been operating in the state, in Greenwich, has been ordered by the Connecticut Department of […]
It was a one-two punch from Connecticut aimed at Tesla, in the marketplace and in the boardroom.
On Tuesday, at the company’s annual shareholder meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain view, CA, a shareholder resolution advocated by the Office of State Treasurer Denise Nappier was on the agenda.
And on Wednesday, the Connecticut […]
“I understand all too well the dangers that water can represent,” said Karen Cohn, founder of the Zac Foundation, pointing out that drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under age 14. “Many of these deaths could have been prevented.”
Cohn’s 6-year-old son drowned in 2007 after his arm became stuck […]
A downtown management organization engaging the community in envisioning two underutilized parks as places that downtown residents, visitors, workers and families can mingle with artists and creatives, and a regional planning organization that created a program focused on supporting local businesses, creating jobs and filling vacant spaces in eight village centers are just two of […]
A University of Connecticut climate scientist confirms that more intense and more frequent severe rainstorms will likely continue as temperatures rise due to global warming, despite some observations that seem to suggest otherwise.
In a research paper appearing this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, UConn civil and environmental engineering professor Guiling Wang […]
Saying bye-bye to a used mattress in Connecticut has changed dramatically during the past year-and-a-half, as Connecticut became one of only three states in the nation to institute a statewide mattress recycling program. The initiative, approved by the state legislature two years ago and underway since May 2015, has gained a solid foothold here, according […]
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