Archive for March 2010

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Save Connecticut Families over $1,700 per Year, While Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

And from Environment Connecticut: State Rep. Jim Himes joined Environment Connecticut, the Connecticut Green Buildings Council and the Northeast Energy Efficiency Council to release a new report showing the benefits of investing in energy efficiency. The report shows that if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, Connecticut families could save

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Moving People, Creating Jobs, Protecting the Environment

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

21st Century Transportation Connecticut Fund for the Environment released the following: Legislative leaders, transit advocates, environmental groups, and other stakeholders gathered in front of the Legislative Office Building today to urge increased investment in public transportation. With a new CT Transit fuel cell bus as the backdrop, speakers called on state leaders to address the

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Google To Go Nuclear for April Fools?

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

Google has acquired a company that has created a new process for highly efficient isotope separation, we’ve confirmed from multiple sources. The primary use of this technology, say experts we’ve spoken with, is uranium enrichment. Enriched uranium is a necessary ingredient in the creation of nuclear energy, and one source we’ve spoken with at Google

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CT NOFA 2010 Seedlings & Seeds Sources

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

2010 Available Organic & Farmer’s Pledge-Grown Vegetable Herb & Flower Seedlings & Seed Sources via CT NOFA 2010 Seedlings & Seeds.



Stamford train station study focus of Wednesday hearing

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

A city-commissioned study considering Stamford train station improvement recommends increasing the amount of parking on nearby land and offers other ideas for station and parking expansion — all aimed at wooing companies to town by making commuting easier. via Stamford train station study focus of Wednesday hearing – StamfordAdvocate.



Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition funds availalble

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

Gov. M Jodi Rell has announced that funds are available to assist cities and towns and land conservation organizations with the purchase and preservation of open space lands through the state’s Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition program. The deadline for applications is Monday, May 3, 2010. Be sure to use the application dated January,

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SharedHarvest Connecticut focuses on locally produced foods in a buy/sell/trade/barter/donate platform

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

Shared Harvest CT is a website that focuses on locally produced foods in a buy/sell/trade/barter/donate platform! Shared Harvest CT will allow consumers to find locally produced food in another (NON-farm market) venue, provide producers with a separate sales venue, and allow for the donation of food to those in need. Shared Harvest CT is a state-wide food distribution

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It’s Greening Cats and Dogs: Pollution prevention ideas for pet care from the CT DEP

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

That’s right, pollution prevention ideas for pet care from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. via DEP: It’s Greening Cats and Dogs.



Labor secretary kicks off Green-Up Bridgeport

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

BRIDGEPORT — U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis visited The WorkPlace Inc. on Monday for the kick-off of a $4 million federally funded job-training program. Solis, standing in front of a mix of workers and applicants for Green-Up Bridgeport, a program that will train people to work with environmentally friendly and energy-efficient technologies, told them

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Fairfield Museum exhibit salutes ‘citizen scientists’ – NewsTimes

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

A citizen scientist isn’t someone with a degree in science, or even any formal training in the field. It’s merely someone with time, energy and a passion for learning. In fact, citizen scientists have kept the Connecticut Audubon Society running for more than a century, said Frank Mitchell, curator of the Audubon’s Birdcraft Museum in

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Steep Rock Association seeks Executive Director

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

Be responsible for the management of a land trust in Southern Litchfield County, CT, including managing more than 5000 acres of land owned or under conservation easements, interfacing with an active and engaged Board of Trustees, fundraising, grant writing, soliciting donations and planning events as well as developing conservation goals for the organization and promoting

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Earth Day Film Festival – Moving Toward Sustainability at UConn Storrs

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

The University of Connecticut will celebrate Earth Day with a series of films on sustainable agriculture. If you’ve ever wondered if free range and organically grown are viable farming strategies come see: Fresh Fridays on the Farm, Good Food, or The Real Dirt on Farmer John. UConn’s regional Avery Point campus in Groton will show

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Demand — and costs — for environmentally friendly college campuses is up

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

Faced with shrinking endowments and an increasingly competitive enrollment environment, colleges and universities are leaning heavily on investments made in energy efficiency and sustainable practices to cut operational costs while attracting environmentally conscious students and alumni supporters. via Demand — and costs — for environmentally friendly college campuses is up – Mass High Tech Business

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World oil production could decline in 2011

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

The U.S. Department of Energy admits that “a chance exists that we may experience a decline” of world liquid fuels production between 2011 and 2015 “if the investment is not there,” according to an exclusive interview with Glen Sweetnam, main official expert on oil market in the Obama administration. This warning on oil output issued

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Obama to Open Offshore Areas to Oil Drilling for First Time – NYTimes.com

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling, much of it for the first time, officials said Tuesday. The proposal — a compromise that will please oil companies and

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DEP Seeking Requests for Expressions of Interest in Redevelopment of Sunrise State Park, East Haddam

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

Seeking individuals and organizations to develop & manage a destination location Tours of Sunrise State Park on March 31 and April 9 The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is seeking responses to a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the creation of a destination location at the new Sunrise State Park in the

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Land Deal Protects Hundreds of Acres in CT

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

A recent land deal has protected more than 500 acres of forest in Mansfield, Storrs and Willington. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports. via Land Deal Protects Hundreds of Acres in CT | Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. See also: Mansfield, Willington To Preserve 531 Acres Of Land – Courant.com. What started out nearly a decade ago as

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Journal Register Editorial: DEP’s mission serves state for the long term

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

We, of course, recognize the importance of providing a pro-business atmosphere to spur job creation but we also see the current climate as a short-term crisis while CBIA seems to be seeking long-term relief from regulation. via Our view: DEP’s mission serves state for the long term – The Bristol Press.



Development group has plans for downtown Derby

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

DERBY — A California developer is the latest to express interest in transforming the mostly empty downtown into a retail and residential destination. The Derby Redevelopment Agency recently voted to begin negotiations with the Eclipse Development Group to develop the land off Main Street that has been the subject of several proposals in the past

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March (and April) Forward to a Beautiful Lawn with Organic Lawn Care

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

by Dwight Brooks and Clara Buitrago Spring is finally here! Have you been looking out the window and wishing that you were out working in your yard, and being able to smell that nice earthy aroma, and having the warm sun on your shoulders? To get you started, here are a few tips on spring

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