The Stamford 2030 District’s inaugural Change Makers Awards were presented this month, honoring projects and organizations excelling in four distinct areas: innovation in energy, water, transportation and sustainable technology. The awards ceremony captured some of the most innovative local project involving energy efficiency improvements, water retention methods and the promotion of safe multi-modal transportation.
Despite a series of NBC News reports over the past year – the latest last week – on the growing debate about the safety of crumb rubber artificial turf, the federal agencies that regulate the product have remained largely silent of late, the network reported. The Administrator leading the Environmental Protection Agency, former Connecticut Department […]
Connecticut’s first-in-the-nation mattress recycling program, Bye Bye Mattress, has recycled 20,000 mattresses since it began in May, according to program officials.
The groundbreaking program was established by state law in 2013, calling for the manufacturers and consumers of mattresses to pay for their end-of-life disposal under a concept called product stewardship. Connecticut has a similar […]
With the July 4th weekend now in the rear view mirror, summer is fully underway. And for bicyclists and motorists this summer, there are some important new rules of the road, courtesy of the Connecticut state legislature.
Changes to Connecticut’s laws for cyclists took effect at the start of the month on July 1, 2015. […]
A high school AP economics class that engages students in proactive land-use planning, the owners of a downtown Segway tour company that let the community help name their new business, and the state’s Department of Transportation are among the organizations and initiatives chosen to receive a 2015 Award of Excellence from the Connecticut […]
In nearly two-thirds of states, state-imposed fuel taxes have not kept up with inflation for two decades, according to a Governing analysis of state gas tax data reported to the U.S. Census Bureau. That is forcing legislators around the country to consider raising gas taxes or exploring other ways to increase transportation spending, as Congressional […]
Connecticut currently has 19 municipalities with the Tree City USA designation, which cover 31 percent of the state’s population. According to the Arbor Day […]
Fairfield-based Bigelow Tea, celebrating its 70th year of operation as a family-owned company, has teamed with the Girls Scouts of the USA in a licensing agreement that has put the popular Thin Mints and Caramel & Coconut cookie flavors in teas on shelves across the country.
The teas are marketed as gluten free, sugar free […]
The City of Norwalk and Mayor Harry Rilling have been chosen as one of fifteen finalists for the U.S. Conference of Mayors City Livability Awards in the national division of cities with populations under 100,000. The awards recognize mayoral leadership for developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in America’s cities.
Six Connecticut towns and cities are among the first 150 in the nation to respond to a challenge issued by U.S. Secretary of Transportation (USDOT) Anthony Foxx aimed at promoting bicyclist and pedestrian safety. The year-long nationwide initiative will officially kick-off this Thursday.
The chief elected officials of the cities of Hartford, Stamford, and Bridgeport, and the […]
Efforts are underway this year for seven additional cities, from Albuquerque to Ann Arbor, to follow Stamford and seven others across the nation, in making a long-term commitment to reduce energy and water consumption in commercial buildings and reduce emissions from transportation, while increasing competitiveness in the business environment and owners’ returns on investment.
Among the meteorologists reporting on the Blizzard of 2015 on Connecticut’s local television stations are Dan Amarante and Sam Kantrow, who began their careers as student meteorologists-in-training at Western Connecticut State University and now can be seen on FOX Connecticut and NewsChannel 8. Amarante has lived in Connecticut his entire life, growing up in Cheshire, and graduated from Western […]
The number of bicyclists killed on U.S. roadways is increasing, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). GHSA’s Spotlight on Highway Safety: Bicyclist Safety indicates that yearly bicyclist deaths increased 16 percent between 2010 and 2012, while overall motor vehicle fatalities increased just one percent during the same time period.
While bicyclists […]
Connecticut ranks as the #6 state in the nation in energy efficiency, according to an analysis by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). A new report by the Council found that Massachusetts continues to edge out California as the most energy-efficient state in the nation for the fourth year in a row. Connecticut […]