Posts Tagged ‘ People ’

NBC interviews Steve Schappert — of one of Connecticut’s green building experts

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

NBC interview of one of Connecticut’s green building experts, Steve Schappert. Featuring The BIOS Center a green living expo, complete with alternative energy museum, environmental art gallery and healthy living conference center. via http://greenandclean.org/connecticut-green-builder/



NRG hires top executive

Apr 4th, 2010 | By

NRG Energy, Inc. has named Christian S. Schade executive vice president. via NRG hires top executive | The Day.



Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaking April 19 at Fairfield U

Apr 3rd, 2010 | By

Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will speak Monday, April 19 at 8 p.m. at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts. His talk, titled “Our Environmental Destiny,” is part of the Open Visions Forum series and Earth Day 40th anniversary celebration at the university. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has worked on environmental issues across

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At annual meeting: Land trust fund honors Joan Ensor

Apr 1st, 2010 | By

The Redding Land Trust celebrated its founding 45 years ago at its annual meeting at Highstead on March 28. The highlight of the meeting was a tribute to Redding conservation pioneer and community leader Joan Ensor. A longtime member of the land trust’s Board of Trustees and its president for 10 years, Ms. Ensor was

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Wallingford man named Connecticut Outstanding Young Farmer

Mar 20th, 2010 | By

HARTFORD – The Geremias have been farming for more than 100 years, but Thursday had to go down as one of the more significant days in the history of the family and their Wallingford farm. And it didn’t even occur in Wallingford. As part of Agriculture Day at the state Capitol on Thursday, Gov. M.

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Economist Jeffrey Sachs to speak at 2010 ConnColl Commencement

Mar 18th, 2010 | By

Economist Jeffrey Sachs has been selected to give the keynote address at Connecticut College's 92nd Commencement on May 23, 2010. Sachs is director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University. He is also special advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. via Economist

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Attorney Matt Ranelli Elected Secretary Of The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

Mar 17th, 2010 | By

Matt Ranelli, a lawyer with Shipman & Goodwin‘s offices in Hartford, Connecticut, has been elected Secretary of the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. The Fund was established by Public Act 98-28 and is intended to promote growth and development of renewable clean energy and clean energy technologies in Connecticut. The 15-member Board of Directors is charged

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EDITORIAL: Bennitt a leader on water quality

Mar 16th, 2010 | By

I’m not sure what prompted this editorial that gives a run down on Claire Bennitt’s resume and concludes: “Although Bennitt has retired, her work lives on at the authority, which protects and provides water to 15 south-central Connecticut towns as well as communities in the lower Naugatuck Valley.” The editorial begins like this: “There is

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40th District Rep. Ted Moukawsher not green enough: CTLCV

Mar 14th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, an environmental advocacy group that monitors the voting records of state lawmakers, is not at all happy with Rep. Ted Moukawsher. The 40th District lawmaker, representing the towns of Groton and New London, scored a failing 60 percent grade on the group’s latest environmental report card. via 40th District

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Q and A: David LaBonne – Norwich Bulletin

Mar 2nd, 2010 | By

Sprague, Conn. — David LaBonne, vice president of Mattern Construction in Sprague, has been tapped to serve on Sprague’s new Baltic Mills Committee. The advisory board will provide recommendations to town leaders for development projects suitable for the 161?2-acre parcel that once was home to a large mill that was destroyed by fire in 1999.

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Pachauri: ‘Humanity disturbing climatic balance of Earth’

Mar 1st, 2010 | By

Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the Nobel Prize-winning Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), spoke to those attending the Tilde Café at Nellie Greens in Branford Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. Climate Change Pachauri discussed the consumption patterns of the human race and what our growing dependence on fossil fuels has done to the environment and

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Rep. Terry Backer Resigns From Approps Subcommittee Over Possible Conflict

Feb 24th, 2010 | By

Veteran state Rep. Terry Backer, D-Stratford, citing a possible conflict, has resigned as chairman of a legislative subcommittee within the budget-setting Appropriations Committee. via Rep. Terry Backer Resigns From Approps Subcommittee Over Possible Conflict – Ken Dixon’s Blog-O-Rama – Connecticut News.



Connecticut Green Business Awards: Personal Achievement: Lee Grannis

Feb 22nd, 2010 | By

If you’re looking for the guy in Connecticut who knows everything and anything about green transportation, Lee Grannis is your man. He is your bio-fuel expert. The Bethany resident heads the Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition, which has a goal of promoting air quality, public health, energy security and economic development — all while

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Former Bridgeport official tapped as Trumbull DPW director

Feb 20th, 2010 | By

TRUMBULL — John Marsilio, the Bridgeport public facilities director in the administration of Mayor Joseph Ganim, was appointed the town's new public works director Friday by First Selectman Timothy Herbst. via Former Bridgeport official tapped as Trumbull DPW director – Connecticut Post.



Senator Boucher welcomes spotlight on Norwalk/Danbury Branch Line

Feb 18th, 2010 | By

State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26th), leading Republican Senator on the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, said she welcomes the interest being shown in the Danbury Branch Line by two Connecticut Congressmen. “It is a good thing that Congressmen Jim Himes and Chris Murphy are familiarizing themselves with our branch line by riding the train from Danbury

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James Belden: Keeping an eye on area’s water supply – NewsTimes

Feb 18th, 2010 | By

NEWTOWN — After years of nonprofit environmental work and public service, including founding Newtown’s Pootatuck Watershed Association, James Belden has been named the executive director of the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition. via James Belden: Keeping an eye on area’s water supply – NewsTimes.



Environmental lawyer chosen to head new ‘green’ New Haven office – The New Haven Register

Feb 15th, 2010 | By

NEW HAVEN — Environmental lawyer and Romanian native Christine Eppstein Tang has been tapped to lead the city’s new Office of Sustainability. She was selected from a pool of nearly 200 applicants. Eppstein Tang most recently worked for a law firm as a corporate sustainability consultant. Before that, she worked for the Environmental Council of

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State Rep. Diana Urban to speak at University of Minnesota conference | The Day

Feb 10th, 2010 | By

State Rep. Diana Urban, D-North Stonington, will be the featured speaker and guest panelist today at the Legislative Policy Conference at the University of Minnesota. The conference is scheduled to be attended by members of the Minnesota legislature and leading national lawmakers. via State Rep. Diana Urban to speak at University of Minnesota conference |

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Conservation Group Hires New Coordinator | The Day

Feb 8th, 2010 | By

The Eastern Connecticut Conservation District (ECCD) has hired Sarah Lamagna as a natural resources specialist and Niantic River Watershed coordinator. Portions of East Lyme, Montville, Salem, and Waterford are in the 20,000-acre watershed. via Conservation Group Hires New Coordinator | The Day.



Jamie Jones Wins National Farming Award | Valley Independent Sentinel

Feb 6th, 2010 | By

Jamie Jones, of the Jones Family Farms in Shelton, was named one of five finalists for the American Farm Bureau Association’s Agricultural Achievement Award for 2010. via Jamie Jones Wins National Farming Award | Valley Independent Sentinel.