Posts Tagged ‘ Hartford ’

UConn scientists working to improve Hartford’s wastewater system

Nov 9th, 2010 | By

Joseph Bushey, an associate professor in UConn’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been working with Hartford’s Metropolitan District Commission to determine whether plans to improve the system could have unintended side effects on the environment and public health.

Bushey and his colleagues can help the city decide where and how to invest in improvements.

Planning Commission Lands $4.2M HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant

Oct 22nd, 2010 | By

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, in partnership with the Capitol Regional Council of Governments of Hartford, has been awarded a $4.2M Regional Sustainable Communities Grant that will go toward developing and implementing a bi-state Knowledge Corridor Regional Plan for Sustainable Development in the Springfield and Hartford regions.

Coltsville Suffers Setback, Losing House Vote, In Bid To Be National Park

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

The drive to designate the former Colt factory complex as a national park suffered what supporters called a minor setback Wednesday when a bill that would have formally started the process failed in the U.S. House of Representatives. via Coltsville Suffers Setback, Losing House Vote, In Bid To Be National Park –

Park Water Arts Teams Up To Clean And Create

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

An art history professor at the University of Hartford has created a 2010-2011 program that will focus on the ecological preservation of the Park River Watershed, which runs throughout Connecticut.

Seven writers weigh in on whether Hartford is a dead city or not

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

Hartford isn’t dead. Like Sleeping Beauty, it just looks dead. Hartford doesn’t need a prince, but bold-thinking women and men to wake her. It is shameful and, frankly, unsustainable, for the capital of our wealthy state to be one of the country’s poorest cities. What caused the coma? Ignoring Hartford’s financial interdependency with the suburbs;

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Hartford and Boston to receive green design assistance

Sep 9th, 2010 | By

Hartford is one of two New England state capitals chosen by EPA to demonstrate high quality green community development practices and receive special technical assistance.

Saturday Is ‘Green Awareness Day’ At Rentschler

Sep 7th, 2010 | By

STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut football game vs. Texas Southern this Saturday will be “Green Awareness Day” at Rentschler Field. Fans will be reminded of several ways to be environmentally friendly when they visit a UConn football game. This marks the second-straight year that a single home football game has been designated “Green

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How To Revive Hartford, One Building At A Time

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

A year ago, the first tenants moved into the graceful seven-story building at 410 Asylum Street in downtown Hartford, a major step in what historical preservationists (and hockey announcers) call “a great save.” What was going to be a parking garage is instead a home to hundreds of people. A year later, it is well

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Hartford Historic Site Breaks Ground on New Energy Project

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By

State Sen. John W. Fonfara and others celebrated the installation of a new closed-loop geothermal heating system at the Connecticut Landmarks’ Hartford Campus that includes a geothermal system that will replace the existing, inefficient heating and cooling systems and will save Connecticut Landmarks an estimated $3,833 per year in energy costs at the Butler-McCook House & Main Street History Center.

Connecticut Landmarks Awarded $100,000 Hartford Foundation Grant

Aug 26th, 2010 | By

A $100,000 challenge grant for restoration of the historic Amos Bull House has been awarded to Connecticut Landmarks by the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. via Connecticut Landmarks Awarded $100,000 Hartford Foundation Grant –

Report assesses Park River Watershed

Aug 14th, 2010 | By

“Unseen and often forgotten by many, the North Branch of the Park River flows along the boundaries of Hartford’s West End, Asylum Hill and Blue Hills neighborhoods,” according to a recent report on the Park River watershed. The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CTDEP) with Fuss & O’Neill, th eFarmington River Watershed Association, the Park

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