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2010 CT Climate Change Leadership Awards Announced

Jun 7th, 2010 | By

Congratulations to the 2010 CT Climate Change Leadership Awardees:  Bernard Brennan, Bruce Hampson, City of Bridgeport and the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, Department of Correction, Jonathan Gorham, Royal Bank of Scotland Americas, and Wesleyan University.  The Governor’s Steering Committee on Climate Change will honor these individuals and organizations for their accomplishments in addressing climate change

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Justin Elicker joins Yale Office of Sustainability as Yale Community Carbon Fund Coordinator

Jun 2nd, 2010 | By

The Yale Office of Sustainability has announced that Justin Elicker has joined the office as Yale Community Carbon Fund Coordinator. The Yale Community Carbon Fund is a joint project between the Office of Sustainability and the Center for Business and Environment at Yale to support local carbon offset projects. The program provides local New Haven

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City man honored for urban forest preservation

May 24th, 2010 | By

Mike Mushak has invested his life in South Norwalk, and he’s committed to seeing it grow. A landscape architect by profession, Mushak has planted greenery throughout the Golden Hill neighborhood as the acting tree liaison to the community. On Saturday, Mushak was honored at the Norwalk-Wilton Tree Festival in Cranbury Park as the city’s 2010

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Yes, there’s hope for Connecticut’s growth | Linda Schofield

May 15th, 2010 | By

State Rep. Linda Schofield is optimistic about Connecticut’s future, because a bi-partisan bill to jump-start job creation in Connecticut and lay the foundation for long-term growth was just signed into law.



A note from Rockfall Foundation President Brian J. McCarthy on the retirement of Executive Director Virginia Rollefson

May 14th, 2010 | By

A note from Rockfall Foundation President Brian J. McCarthy on the retirement of Executive Director Virginia Rollefson: “I am writing to you to let you know of an important change for The Rockfall Foundation. This fall, Ginny Rollefson will be retiring after more than 24 years as Rockfall’s Executive Director.”



Crane at the helm, F&ES forges ahead

May 14th, 2010 | By

Sir Peter Crane may have spent only eight months as dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies so far, but four faculty members and seven students interviewed said he is leading the school in the right direction — by collaborating with faculty to make difficult financial decisions and by restructuring the master’s degree

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Law School Honors Four Alumni Who Helped Create the Natural Resources Defense Council

May 11th, 2010 | By

New Haven, Conn. — Four environmental leaders and co-founders of the Natural Resources Defense Council have been selected to receive Yale Law School’s highest honor — the Yale Law School Association Award of Merit — during its Alumni Weekend 2010 in October.



New Haven Land Trust’s new leader ready to get his hands dirty

May 3rd, 2010 | By

NEW HAVEN — Most people end up in a job through education or experience, but Chris Randall said he launched his career by being a jerk 11 years ago.Redemption, however, has really paid off.Randall, 35, the new executive director of the New Haven Land Trust, said it was about 11 years ago that he was

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LCV: 40 Years of Turning Environmental Values into National Priorities

May 1st, 2010 | By

As we celebrate LCV’s 40th anniversary, LCV honors five dedicated individuals who have played a major role in helping to build LCV and an extraordinary network of state conservation voter organizations: John ‘Jay’ Harris, IV (in memoriam), John Hunting, Alida Messinger, and Laura Turner Seydel and Ted Turner on behalf of the Turner family. Each

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Farmington Land Trust elects two members, hears discussion on Tunxis predecessors

Apr 30th, 2010 | By

At the 39th annual meeting of the Farmington Land Trust, which took place at the Community and Senior Center in Unionville on Thursday, April 15, 2010, Dr. Ken Feder, a professor of archaeology at Central Connecticut State University, presented “The Avaricious Humour of Designing Englishmen: How the Tunxis Lost Their Ancestral Lands to the English

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A Watershed’s Advocate

Apr 28th, 2010 | By

SOUTHBURY—The Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition (PRWC) in Southbury has strived to not only work with the communities it serves but to educate individuals on the local, state and federal levels. This year, the group celebrates its 10th anniversary.



Crane at the helm, F&ES forges ahead

Apr 26th, 2010 | By

Sir Peter Crane may have spent only eight months as dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies so far, but four faculty members and seven students interviewed said he is leading the school in the right direction — by collaborating with faculty to make difficult financial decisions and by restructuring the master’s degree

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Chat about hiking with Eric Hammerling online Wednesday

Apr 24th, 2010 | By

In conjunction with this week’s launch of TheDay.com Hiking Guide, Eric Hammerling, executive director of the CT Forest & Park Association, will take questions in a live online chat from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 28. via Chat about hiking in Connecticut | The Day.



Governor Rell: Connecticut Environmental Initiatives Earn National Acclaim on Earth Day

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell said Connecticut’s strong commitment to environmental protection and conservation through innovative initiatives and individual effort earned national recognition today during a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Merit Awards ceremony today in Boston. “On this 40th anniversary of Earth Day we should all take pride in the recognition our state has garnered

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Finch heading to China for ‘green’ summit

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By

BRIDGEPORT — Mayor Bill Finch is dusting off his passport as he prepares to board an airplane Saturday for a nearly 21-hour trip to Beijing, China.



Vt. environmentalist tells Yalies he loves the land

Apr 21st, 2010 | By

Relying on facts and numbers is not enough to resolve environmental issues such as global warming and air pollution, said Peter Forbes, founder of the Center for Whole Communities in Vermont, an environmentalist organization.



Three are nominated for climate change award

Apr 20th, 2010 | By

Bruce Hampson, a founding member of the Wilton Energy Commission (WEC); Sean O’Toole, director of facilities and maintenance for the Wilton Public Schools; and Karen Birck, vice chairman of the Board of Education, have been nominated by the Wilton Energy Commission for the prestigious Connecticut Climate Change Leadership Award.



‘Residents of the Last Green Valley’ Receives Citizen Activist Award

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

More than 250 activists convene at Environmental Action Conference Waltham., Mass. — At Environmental Action 2010, which took place in Waltham, Mass., Residents of the Last Green Valley, a group formed in Franklin, Connecticut was honored with the Outstanding Activism Award for their work to prevent the state’s trash agency, CRRA, from siting an incinerator

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Roger Kinderman Obituary — Hammonasset Beach Supervisor

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

Roger Mark Kinderman, 61, of Old Lyme, Park Supervisor of Hammonasset Beach State Park, passed away on April 13, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer.



Westport man’s Connecticut Bike Project rides on

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

Brooks Sumberg is using his 35 years of business experience to deal with a transportation problem facing people in the region. About two years ago, the Westport resident was at the transfer station when he discovered a wasted resource.