Posts Tagged ‘ People ’

Movie presents inaccurate, incomplete view of bottled water – Commentary from Nestle Waters CEO Kim Jeffery, Greenwich Time

Dec 5th, 2009 | By

For 30 years, from our home in Greenwich, Nestle Waters North America Inc. has led growth and innovation in the bottled water industry. The 500 employees at our company headquarters are your neighbors too. On their behalf, I’d like to provide you with more context about bottled water and Nestle Waters. Nestle Waters CEO Kim

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Ralph Nader To Speak At West Hartford Library — Courant.com

Dec 1st, 2009 | By

WEST HARTFORD – Former presidential candidate and Winsted native Ralph Nader will talk about his novel, “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!,” at the West Hartford Public Library Friday afternoon. The latest stop on Nader’s book tour is free, but only 100 tickets will be distributed — first-come, first-served — starting at 3:15 p.m. in

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Connecticut Innovations brings in new managing director

Dec 1st, 2009 | By

Connecticut Innovations CI, a semi-public organisation that provides strategic capital and operational insight for energy, biotech, IT and photonics industries, has appointed a new managing director of investments, David Wurzer. His responsibilities will include sourcing and analysing investment opportunities, investing in entrepreneurial high-tech ventures and providing advice to CI’s portfolio companies. via Connecticut Innovations brings

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Varekamp, Thomas Present Papers at Estuarine Research Conference

Nov 30th, 2009 | By

Johan Varekamp, the Harold T. Stearns Professor in Earth Science, and Ellen Thomas, research professor of earth and environmental sciences, presented papers at the Estuaries and Coasts in a Changing World conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation in Portland, Ore. Nov. 1-5. Their talks were titled “Proxies for Eutrophication in Long Island Sound” and

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Wetlands director earns top honor | NCAdvertiser

Nov 27th, 2009 | By

Kathleen Holland, director of the town’s Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Department, has now become a familiar face in the state of Connecticut, after being named the 2009 “Wetlands Director of the Year” by the Connecticut Association of Conservation & Inland Wetlands Commissions. via Wetlands director earns top honor.



Bolton Activist Appointed To Bike Advisory Board — Courant.com

Nov 25th, 2009 | By

BOLTON — – Environmental activist Rodney Parlee has been appointed to the newly established Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Board by state Sen. President Donald Williams and Gov. M. Jodi Rell. via Bolton Activist Appointed To Bike Advisory Board — Courant.com.



Lesser to receive award from environmental group – The Middletown Press

Nov 12th, 2009 | By

MIDDLETOWN — Expectations are high for state Rep. Matt Lesser, D-Middletown, a freshman legislator, as an upcoming award from an environmental group with Middletown roots shows. People’s Action for Clean Energy, or PACE, an anti-nuclear power group that advocates for what they call “benign” renewable energy, will bestow a “Rising Sun” award on Lesser and

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Northwest Conservation District honors environmental defenders – The Register Citizen

Nov 11th, 2009 | By

WINSTED — The Northwest Conservation District held its annual awards ceremony Monday night, recognizing over a dozen local officials and volunteers. George Closson, a Winsted Selectman and chair of the Plan of Conservation and Development Committee, said the conservation district had been essential in drafting the long-in-the-works plan as well as the town’s natural resource

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Professor emeritus honored as outstanding educator | Connecticut College

Nov 10th, 2009 | By

Scott Warren, the Jean C. Tempel ’65 Professor Emeritus of Botany at Connecticut College, has received the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation’s William A. Niering Outstanding Educator Award. via Connecticut College : News : Professor emeritus honored as outstanding educator.



Environmentalist Luc Hardy – Pied piper to the Arctic – The Connecticut Post Online

Nov 10th, 2009 | By

Luc Hardy, a resident of Cos Cob where he lives with his wife and two daughters, is an intrepid French-American explorer on an environmental mission. His day job is as a venture capitalist, but last year he led a 16-person expedition within 500 miles of the North Pole, to the Canadian Arctic. He is the

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Norwalk Harbor Commission to salute ‘founding father’ – The Hour

Nov 10th, 2009 | By

He was the first chairman of the Norwalk Harbor Management Commission, led the preparation of the city’s first harbor management plan and laid the foundation for everything the commission now does. Tonight, Jonathan Lovejoy, now a resident of Portland, Conn., will return to Norwalk to receive the 2009 David S. Dunavan Stewardship Award. The award

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Event: Farmers market feud goes before zoning officials | The Day

Nov 9th, 2009 | By

It is the popularity of the Ashlawn farmers market and Ashlawn Farm Coffee that has prompted neighboring property owners Matthew and Barbara Abrams to allege the Dahlkes are running both operations without proper permits. The couple alleges the Dahlkes lack proper permits for not only the market but also the coffee shop, coffee-roasting business and

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Winsted groups to be honored | TCExtra.com

Nov 6th, 2009 | By

WINSTED — Three local groups will be honored for their commitment and achievement in land conservation and environmental preservation. The Winchester Land Trust and the Highland Lake Watershed Association are slated to receive 2009 Conservation Awards from the Northwest Conservation District next week, as is the town’s Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) subcommittee. via

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After Courant, Steve Grant continues writing, blogging

Nov 5th, 2009 | By

“It is as if there are two Connecticut Rivers,” Steve Grant writes in his latest post on www.thestevegrantwebsite.com. “There is the beautiful Connecticut, picturesque, spanned by covered bridges, framed by mountains, rich with cultural history, with large and luxuriant marshes at its mouth. “There is, too, the Connecticut that is choked by 17 dams, still

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Local club brings home four awards from Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut | Redding Pilot

Nov 5th, 2009 | By

The Redding Garden Club received four state-wide awards from the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut on Tuesday, Oct. 21, most notably for their civic beautification projects and ongoing efforts to help control deer overpopulation. via Local club brings home four awards from Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut.



Voices – Southbury EDC Hears Update on Preservation, Tourism

Nov 4th, 2009 | By

SOUTHBURY – Edward Edelson has announced stepping down as executive director of the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition. via Voices – Southbury EDC Hears Update on Preservation, Tourism.



Deirdre Imus stresses the role of environmental toxins at annual SWIM luncheon | Bridgeport Banner

Nov 1st, 2009 | By

St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound held its 14th Annual Breast Cancer Luncheon on Friday, October 23 at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport. Guest speaker, Westport resident Deirdre Imus, is the founder and president of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology at Hackensack University Medical Center. Imus, who owns her own non-toxic green

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Milford Garden Club receives prestigious environmental award – The Connecticut Post Online

Oct 31st, 2009 | By

The Milford Garden Club was recently awarded the prestigious Laura Wetmore Conservation Bowl for the May Market of 2009, where the club promoted conservation and environmental awareness. via Milford Garden Club receives prestigious environmental award – The Connecticut Post Online.



Two Local Bicycling Enthusiasts Selected For Board — Courant.com

Oct 22nd, 2009 | By

GLASTONBURY – Residents Debra Dauphinais and John Ferguson have been appointed to the Connecticut Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board. The pair was named to four-year terms by Speaker of the House Christopher Donovan, D- Meriden, and House Majority Leader Denise Merrill, D-Mansfield. via Two Local Bicycling Enthusiasts Selected For Board — Courant.com.



ConnCAN-Do | New Haven Advocate

Oct 22nd, 2009 | By

An organization once seen as critical of New Haven public schools now has a seat at the table — literally. Alex Johnston, who heads ConnCAN, or the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, has been appointed to the Board of Education just days after the teachers’ union voted overwhelmingly to ratify a contract that would allow

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